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.

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I have run numerous races in the past, but have never received such a special medal after completing the 2016 run. The handmade medal from the children at the House was truly inspirational. Every time I look at the medal, I feel gratitude and appreciation for the good health of my own kids.

Our entire family participates in the Run for RMHCNA together because that is what the Ronald McDonald House charity is all about….keeping families together.

Registration for this year’s run is now open. Register online today to start raising funds for the House that so many families call home.

-Janis McDowell, Run for RMHCNA participant in 2015 and 2016