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Sean and I were the lucky recipients of a pair of Oiler’s tickets for March 20, and we had a fabulous time at our first – and let’s face it, likely only – Oilers hockey game! Having a sick child takes many different forms, and even though some paths are similar, we all have separate…

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The Ronald McDonald House in Edmonton runs on the kindness of the community, and that kindness reaches further than the physical community surrounding the House. At our office in Grande Prairie we see just how ready the Peace Region community is to support families in crisis. Here are just two of our Community Champions from the Peace…

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To celebrate Valentine’s Day, adults staying at Ronald McDonald House® in Edmonton were treated to a relaxing trip to Central Park without leaving the comfort of the House. Guests were able to take in the view of New York’s skyline through blooming cherry blossom trees while enjoying chocolate covered strawberries and other picnic snacks. Themes…

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My husband and I ran the 5K in May 2016 at the Run for RMHCNA in honour of our daughter Grace. She was born with a tumor that needed to be surgically removed so we were able stay at the Ronald McDonald House in Edmonton for a month. The House took such good care of us…

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Many families that come to stay at the Ronald McDonald House in Edmonton are from Northern Alberta, especially the Peace Region and Grande Prairie areas. Since opening our remote office in Grande Prairie we have been able to stay connected to families once they return home, and also raise funds for the House. We’d like to…

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Starburst took some time out on January 27 to purchase, prepare and serve brunch to families staying at Edmonton’s Ronald McDonald House. We all smelled like eggs and bacon but it was well worth it. After breakfast was done, Kristi Hammond, Donor Relations Officer at Ronald McDonald House Charities® Northern Alberta, took us on a…

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Christmas is a time of wonder and magic, especially when you’re surrounded by family and friends creating memories to carry within our hearts as we journey through life. Christmas can also be a time of stress and worry; a time of financial strain which, when living with a sick child, is often compounded with so…

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This holiday season many people participated in Light the House by purchasing a paper bulb in support of the Ronald McDonald House in Edmonton. Thank you to all of the participating locations, donors, and volunteers who made our House a home for many families with seriously ill and injured children. Here are just a few of the…

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May of 2016 was the the second year in a row that I participated in the Cold Lake Run for RMHCNA with my family. As in the previous year, I ran the half marathon distance. It is a small sacrifice compared to what the children at the Ronald McDonald House are facing. I have run numerous races…

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On December 23 RMHCNA families headed out on a field trip to Edmonton Fire Station #20 for the afternoon. The families were excited to visit the station and have a tour, but what they didn’t know was how incredibly special the afternoon was going to be. The kids and parents were first shown around the station…

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