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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...
Lillian and Elizabeth Boyd
May 17, 2017
Grandma's girls
Brenda Lariviere believes that Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto provides “the biggest support you can get” for a family with a seriously ill child. She knows this all...
Tara and Jacob Gelinas
May 11, 2017
Together on Mother's Day
Jacob Gelinas gets nervous around doctors and sometimes cries when he needs a blood test. That’s not surprising. The normally happy little boy from Capreol, Ontario has had more medical...
Students from the RMHC Toronto School
April 19, 2017
McHappy students
Back (l-r): Dylan, J.P., Isaac, Caleb | Front (l-r): Alex, Nidiya, Paige, Rachel With McHappy Day just two weeks away, excitement is starting to build for the annual fundraiser. Nowhere is...
Shane Evelyn and Aleasha Shorts with twins Koa and Nora
April 19, 2017
Double the love
When Aleasha Shorts and Shane Evelyn left their house on Nov. 3, 2016, they never could’ve anticipated that it would be six long months before they would return. Despite having only...
Patrick smiling, with his mother looking on behind him
April 19, 2017
It's not a sprint - it's a marathon
“It’s not a sprint – it’s a marathon.” That’s how Grace Caguioa Valentin describes the journey of having a seriously ill child. It’s a journey she...
Meryl Acker and Nonie Wicken
April 19, 2017
More than a mentor
Until two months ago, Nonie Wicken and Meryl Acker were two strangers, loosely connected by their shared passion for helping families at Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto. Today...
Abby and Cassandra Leveille
April 10, 2017
The perfect match
Cassandra and Abby Leveille have a special connection. Just 19 months apart, the sisters have always been close. Whether playing games or trying on makeup together, they’re always there to...
Panoramic view of RECESS event
April 03, 2017
RECESS: A blast for families and a boost for fundraising
See photos from RECESSSee video from RECESS A lot of children woke up this morning asking their parents if they could go to 'that fun party' again. That’s how much of a hit yesterday...
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