Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon has been home for two generations of the Lavallee family: mom Amber stayed in our 13-bedroom House as a child, and since February, the family has called our new House home while 12-year-old Emma undergoes cancer treatment.
Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon has been home for two generations of the Lavallee family: mom Amber stayed in our 13-bedroom House as was a child, and since February, the family has called our new House home while 12-year-old Emma undergoes cancer treatment. Find out how RMH BC has become the Lavallees’ home away from home and community of support.
This month, we profile the Manufactured Housing Association of BC (MHABC), dedicated supporters since 2017. Executive Director of MHABC Gord Rattray recently shared his motivations for giving back.
From our 13-bedroom House on Angus Drive to our 73-bedroom House on the grounds of BC Children’s Hospital, we have served 25,000 families in the past 35 years! During that time, RMH BC has been home for countless precious family moments: home-cooked meals enjoyed, first steps taken, couch cushion forts built.
Like most teenagers, 15-year-old Isaac’s favourite thing to do is chill with friends, whether it’s playing video games or sports. And though the past 8 months have been anything but normal for Isaac and his family from Prince Rupert, staying at RMH BC means that he has a community of friends behind him when it matters most.
McHappy Day 2018 was a record-breaking success thanks to the efforts of McDonald’s employees around BC and Yukon. This month we were thrilled to recognize one incredible “House Hero” from McDonald’s who went above and beyond to raise funds and awareness in 2018.
For the past 7 years, Amy Labonte and her son Seamus, who is living with Cystic Fibrosis, have travelled from their Whitehorse home to Vancouver over 100 times for to undergo testing, see specialists, and receive care that they are unable to get at home. They recently shared what RMH BC means to them.
Cancer fighter Marek from Whitehorse, Yukon, has stayed at the House 35 times for a total of 496 nights! He knows what it’s like to lose his hair — so he decided to grow it long and donate it to another kid who needed it. Last month he finally had his hair cut and is now raising funds to support families like his that depend on Ronald McDonald House.
On May 2nd, McHappy Day brought together McDonald’s Restaurants, RMH BC families and communities across BC and Yukon to raise funds and awareness for Ronald McDonald House and children’s charities. Our staff and families spent the day visiting McDonald’s...