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Kristy Daley in her McDonald's uniform
July 12, 2017
Our Kristy advantage
Kristy Daley doesn’t always tie her life’s milestones to birthdays or Christmas mornings. She connects her significant moments to McHappy Day, the annual fundraising event at McDonald...
Isla, one year ago and today
July 12, 2017
Isla, one year later
On June 30, the Marshall family from Kentville, N.S. celebrated a very special anniversary: one year since baby Isla got a life-saving liver transplant from her mom. To see Isla today, you would...
Troy Hunt hugging his daughter Kaiya
June 14, 2017
Coach Dad Surprise
Together with Ronald McDonald House Charities Toronto, WestJet today released a new video to celebrate Coach Dads and to highlight how Ronald McDonald Houses help keep families of sick children...
Charles Ducharme holding his daughter, Madalayna
June 13, 2017
To my husband on Father's Day
At Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto, we keep families close. Few bonds are closer than between a father and daughter. Though we bring light and normalcy to the lives of our families...
A golf ball on a tee
June 12, 2017
Fore our families
Working for Canada’s largest private mortgage insurer means Genworth Canada employees know a thing or two about what makes a home. Even they are impressed by the “home away from home...
Mitchell Vendrov beside the RMHC Toronto sign
June 12, 2017
A talented teen
Mitchell Vendrov is a busy guy. On top of his grade 12 studies, he plays piano, is on the debate team, serves on student council, volunteers at his local hospital and dabbles in poetry writing...
Owen and Oliver Allard sitting on their lemonade stand
May 17, 2017
Allard Brothers lemonade stand
Families who have been supported by Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto often find creative ways to give back. Or in the case of the Allard family, from Whitby, Ont., three different...
Arthur Caparelli, Jorge Venancio and Jennifer Caparelli
May 17, 2017
Making life easier
In August 2016, our son, Arthur, was born with a heart condition. At one and a half months old, Arthur had heart surgery at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). His recovery took six months...
Michelle Palmer giving a woman a foot massage
May 17, 2017
Taking some "me" time
Families staying at Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto can now treat themselves to a spa visit without ever leaving the House. Michelle Palmer, owner of Toronto’s Pause Beauty...
Ronald McDonald high-fiving a bowler
May 17, 2017
McBowl goes national
“When you have a personal connection, you put more of your heart into it.” Ed Sousa has put his whole heart and a great deal of his time into launching McBowl, a fundraising event...
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