Keeping Families Closer Than Ever
The grand opening celebration of Southern Nevada’s first and only Ronald McDonald Family Room – providing families with a comfortable and supportive space to sleep, eat, rest and recharge – yet remain just steps away from their baby’s bedside in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Media should meet in the Sunrise Children’s Hospital lobby at 9:30 a.m. to be escorted to the Ronald McDonald Family Room by Sunrise Hospital personnel.
Sunrise Children’s Hospital, 3186 Maryland Parkway, Suite 200 Las Vegas, NV 89109
Wednesday, March 16th 10-11 a.m.
Because family is the best medicine any sick or injured child can have.
LAS VEGAS – Join Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas, McDonald’s Owner-Operators, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, and other community leaders as we cut the ribbon and welcome our first families into the Ronald McDonald Family Room.
Having a critically ill or injured child in the hospital puts an enormous emotional, physical, and financial strain on families. “The only thing on these parents’ minds is their child’s recovery, and they will often go days, even weeks, without a full night’s sleep or a healthy meal,” said Alyson McCarthy, Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas. “This new Family Room will provide these families in crisis with a peaceful and supportive place to eat, sleep, shower, nap, and relax — away from the critical care environment, yet right down the hall from their baby’s bedside.”
Due to the generosity of the Engelstad Family Foundation, the Del E. Webb Foundation, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Speedway Children’s Charities, NV Energy, Lexus of Las Vegas, and numerous Ronald McDonald Family Room Grand Opening
About Ronald McDonald House Charities:
Believing that every child deserves a safe and supportive place to grow, Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of Greater Las Vegas creates and supports programs that directly improve the health, education and well-being of children in our community. We fulfill our mission by providing a home-away-from-home at the Ronald McDonald House® for families who travel to Las Vegas to receive critical medical treatment for their children, and manage programs that service the immediate needs of children and families in our community. For more information on RMHC of Greater Las Vegas, visit www.rmhlv.org.
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