Hero for Hope Chris Woodfin

Be a Hero for Hope this Halloween

Halloween is nearly upon us and soon neighborhoods everywhere will be filled with various creatively costumed creatures… everything from ghosts & ghouls to Pokémon & Kardashians— and of course superheroes. It’s those superheroes that we know so very well, because we see them daily here at Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill. Just ask Chris Woodfin, former President of the …

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How “The Girl Who Can’t Eat” Stocked the Pantry

When Mellie White and her mom Melanie stayed at the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill for four months recently, they were surprised to find that our usually well-stocked pantry was looking a little bare. Within minutes, Mellie took to social media…on a mission to stock the pantry. Mellie wasn’t worried about feeding herself. The 17-year-old has gastroparesis, along with …

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Guest Post: Adieu to the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill

Antonio is a former Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill Volunteer. Here, he reflects on his time spent at the House.  Last night I finished proofreading the twelve translations I had promised the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill. With that job finished and emailed I sadly finished my volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House. It has been an amazing …

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Ronald McDonald House opens expansion

UNC Healthcare and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom A major expansion of the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill doubles its capacity, making room for many more patients and families as well as innovative support programs. Dignitaries from town and hospital, including UNC Children’s chief physician, Dr. Wesley Burks, gathered to cut the ribbon for the expansion of the Ronald …

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Sculpture Presentation with Country Oaks Garden Club

On Wednesday, Sept. 9, the Country Oaks Garden Club celebrated the culmination of a yearlong philanthropy effort for the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill. The club, which has been active for 27 years, presented the local charity with a sculpture and donation of toys for its newly expanded facility and spent the morning making door decorations for guest rooms …

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Camp Time: Ronald McDonald House visitors get taste of summer camp

By: Katie Jansen June 27, 2015 The Herald-Sun Mellie White has a smile on her face as she paints a wooden door hanger, carefully dabbing pink and green spots with her paintbrush. On her wrist is a hospital bracelet, and in her nose is a tube. She receives all her nutrients through a total parenteral nutrition (TPN), a line hooked …

Therapy dogs bring joy to RMH residents

By: Katie Jansen June 27, 2015 The Herald-Sun Pia, a 5-year-old white Labrador-husky mix, can read. So says her owner, Linda Pattison. She and a 9-year-old yellow Labrador-golden retriever mix named Vinnie can perform a variety of tricks, including waving their front paws in unison. Both dogs are rescues, and both are trained as therapy dogs. Pattison said she has …

Vend Raleigh plans fall conference for mompreneurs to benefit RMH Chapel Hill

By: Sarah Lindfeld Hall WRAL Vend Raleigh, the great local group designed to support, help and connect local mompreneurs, is gearing up for its annual Illuminate conference. The event takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Oct. 2, at the Junior League of Raleigh building. With a keynote speaker and various sessions, it aims to help moms who own …

Carolina Kids Classic Raises More than $113,000 for Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill

June 3, 2015 Raleigh Durham CityBizList Despite a few rain showers throughout the day, dozens of supporters participated in the 27th Annual Carolina Kids Classic charity golf event on June 2 at Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill. Event organizers report that this year’s Classic raised $113,600 for the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill. Celebrity participants included NBA veterans …

Students make special delivery: Tanglewood Elementary raises $8,745 for RMH

By: Sarah Willets The Robesonian May 14, 2015 LUMBERTON, N.C. — A garden at Chapel Hill’s Ronald McDonald House will be named in honor of Tanglewood Elementary School after students there raised more than $8,700 for the nonprofit. The class that raised the most money delivered an $8,745.92 check on Tuesday, money that was raised over 10 days. According to …