9th Annual Joe-Z Celebrity Bowling!

Lacy Matsko on July 17, 2013

NFL veteran Joe Zelenka and other professional athletes laced up their bowling shoes as they supported RMHC Jacksonville at Jax Grove bowling lanes for the 9th annual Joe-Z Celebrity Bowling. Competition was fierce as the children of RMHC showed the athletes what a strike and a spare really looked like. We would like to give a special thanks to our sponsors and a thank you to MOJO Bar-B-Que who didn’t let anyone leave with an empty stomach! Also big thanks to celebrities who came out to support RMHC Jacksonville. 

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Rock The House 5K Run!

Lacy Matsko on July 17, 2013

Rain or shine, Rock the House 5K Run was Rockin’ at Riverplace Towers, San Marco! A little rain wasn’t going to intimidate close to 300 runners from supporting RMHC Jacksonville. Ronald was there to make sure everyone crossed the finish line and the winners received their medals! We would like to give special thanks Sho-Nuf and Ron Rodriquez for their live entertainment that kept everyone on their feet and dancing. Thank you to our sponsors, MOJO Bar-B-Que and Blue Bell Creameries for all the support of RMHC!

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2013 McGala was Spectacular!

Cat McCarroll on June 13, 2013

Thank You to All the Superheroes Who Made Our 2013 McGala Such A Success!   Superheroes Spotted at the 2013 McGala  Superhero sightings at the Jacksonville Ronald McDonald House occur fairly often. From the super courage of the children fighting illness, to the super strength of the parents of those children to the volunteers and donors with super-sized hearts who help make RMHC Jacksonville possible, we see Superheroes every day!  However, rarely have we seen a gathering of Superheroes like the one we saw on Saturday, May 5th at our annual McGala fundraiser.  More than 500 guests proved that they...

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Happy Birthday Anita!

Cat McCarroll on June 6, 2013

Happy Birthday Anita! This summer RMHC Jacksonville celebrated the 11th birthday of our  therapy dog, Anita!  Anita fills the house with warmth and comfort. When you need a paw Anita is always there. Anita is an important part of the RMHC Jacksonville team and makes the children and families feel right at home. She works hard providing snuggles, kisses and playing with the kids, but Anita loves her job and spending time with the families!  The families, staff and volunteers of RMHC Jacksonville all gathered to celebrate Anita with birthday cake, presents, games and of course a few dog treats!...

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Canine Companions Visit Jacksonville Ronald McDonald House

Dustin Swinney on May 7, 2013

Wagging Tails, Snuggles and Puppy Kisses for the Families of RMHC Jacksonville   Canine Companions for Independence visited with our families on May 7, 2013. They played with kids and gave lots of kisses, making some guests day a little brighter. Tibet, a 16-month-old pup in training, even helped one child at RMHC overcome his fear of dogs after realizing how friendly she was.  “We find the dogs to be a stress reliever for children and families,” said third year Canine Companion trainer Vicky Smith.  Special thanks to Canine Companions for Independence who visits RMHC  Jacksonville once every week!

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