Jeffrey Mosher welcomes back Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan Carolyn Hurst and Claire Doroh Corporate Citizenship Specialist of Delta Dental of Michigan for a recap of the 2017 Run for the House.
They talk about the recent success of the Ronald McDonald Run for House, which race took place at the Delta Dental campus March 18th. The race brought in more than 700 runners, 100 volunteers and grossed more than $50,000 for the House. The race began over 15 years started in 2001 with Delta Dental as a proud sponsor for the last 5 years.
• Delta Dental is proud to be a long-standing partner and supporter of the Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan. This was our fifth year as title sponsor for the run.
• They love to support organizations and events that promote good oral and overall health and in turn, make a positive difference in the lives of Michigan children and families.
• Community involvement and support is one of Delta Dental’s core values, and we strongly believe it is important to support our local communities and families.
• Delta Dental is dedicated to improving the oral health and wellbeing of children and adults in our local communities. Because oral health is connected to overall health, we are proud to sponsor Run for the House and encourage everyone in the community to be proactive about his/her health.
• Delta Dental's employees are big supporters of the Run for the House and enjoy participating in the event and also lending a hand to volunteer. We had about 40 of our employees come out on Saturday with their friends and family members to represent the Delta Dental team.
• Each year, our employees do a Rock the Socks day on the Friday before the Run. Employees wear their red and white striped socks to show support for the House and raise additional funds.
• The House serves so many members of our community, and we’re proud to do our part to support our friends at the Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan.
• Nearly 700 registrants participated in the Run for the House on Saturday, along with many non-running spectators who cheered on runners and participated in kids’ activities.
• More than 100 volunteers helped make the 2017 Run for the House a success. • Gross revenue is estimated at nearly $50,000 with some donations still rolling in.
• Because of this, The Mid-Michigan House will be able to provide approximately 500 nights of lodging for families at the no cost to the family. Annually, our House can provide nearly 3,000 nights of lodging to families in mid-Michigan.
• They are so grateful for all of our participants, sponsors and volunteers. Without the generosity of our community, we wouldn’t be able to host so many families in need.
• The annual 5K and 10K race was on Saturday, March 18, 2017. • 5K and 10K races began at 10 a.m. and started at Delta Dental's campus: 4100 Okemos Road in Okemos.
• The Run for the House kicked off the Greater Lansing race season. • The Run for the House featured a Kids’ Mile for kids 12 and under starting at 9:30 a.m.
• In addition to the kids’ races, the Run for the House featured the Independent Bank Kid’s Carnival with games and activities for the whole family from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Delta Dental campus. House information
• The Run for the House raises funds for the Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan, a home-away-from-home for families whose child is hospitalized or receiving treatment.
• Each year, the House hosts hundreds of families who stay an average of more than two weeks.
• The House receives 79 percent of its annual funding from the community, including money raised through events such as the Run for the House.
• The Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan serves families from around the state and beyond who have a child in one of the local hospitals or clinics.
• It has served thousands of families by providing them a warm and caring home-away-from-home where they can have home cooked meals, a place for siblings to play and a comfortable space to sleep close to the hospital room where they spend countless hours with an ill child.
• The House provides a caring, comforting environment for families of sick children and is close proximity to Sparrow Hospital.
• The House serves an average of 150 families a year, and the average stay is about 2 weeks.
• The House has recently seen renovations designed to add on to the comforts already provided for families.
• Significant volunteer contributions drive the mission of the House.
• For more information about the Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan, visit www.rmhmm.org .
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