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Celebrity Partners to Help Raise Awareness & Donations for the Beloved Non-Profit to Continue Serving Families During a Time of Year When Togetherness is of Great Importance  

Chicago, IL, November 18, 2021– Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), the organization that creates, finds and supports programs that improve the health of wellbeing of millions of families worldwide, is pleased to announce a partnership with actress, producer, and dancer, Jenna Dewan, Tan France, star of Netflix’s ‘Queer Eye', and singer, actress, television producer and personality Kelly Rowland to raise awareness and drive donations for RMHC this holiday season. They will join former U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team star and NBCSN Premier League analyst Tim Howard, Olympic figure skater Jason Brown, and CMT award-winning singer/songwriter and RMHC Dad, Chance McKinney, all of whom are longtime supporters of RMHC and its mission.

“On behalf of the entire RMHC system, we are incredibly grateful to our celebrity partners for spreading awareness and encouraging support for the millions of children and their families we serve each year,” said Kelly Dolan, President and CEO, RMHC. “In 62 countries and regions around the world, RMHC provides comfort, care, and kindness to families with a sick child – helping them feel at home, even when they can’t be.”

RMHC serves millions of children and their families worldwide through more than 685 family-centered programs which promote health and togetherness. As parents themselves, the Charity’s celebrity partners feel strongly about the mission of RMHC and applaud the organization’s commitment to providing support and resources to families with ill or injured children, ensuring they have access to healthcare when they need it most.

Quotes From RMHC Celebrity Partners:

Jenna Dewan:

"As a mom of two, children mean the world to me and I am thrilled to be supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities this holiday season,” said Jenna Dewan. “Families who need medical care for their very sick child are grateful to have a place to stay near the hospital where they are receiving treatment, whether it be for a week, a month or longer. With a decline in donations due to the economic impact of COVID-19, the Charity needs support more than ever. Please donate today. 88 cents of every dollar supports RMHC programs around the world – helping to provide comfort, care and resources for families when it's needed most."

Tan France:

"If this global pandemic has taught us anything, it is that we are all connected,” said Tan France. “As a first-time father of Ismail, my 3-month-old son, I believe that families with critically ill children should only have to focus on healing their kids. Ronald McDonald House Charities enables them to do that. With volunteer supported programs impacted by the quarantine and a decline in donations due to the economic impact of COVID-19, the Charity needs support more than ever to continue their vital work.” 

Kelly Rowland:

"I have always had a passion for helping families and children. As a mom of two, I am grateful to have the opportunity to support Ronald McDonald House Charities this holiday season. The holidays are an even more stressful time for families who have a very sick child receiving medical treatment – and the important work RMHC does helps families stay together when it matters most. Ronald McDonald House programs really do become a home away from home for these families around the world.”

RMHC helps families with ill and injured children stay together, and close to the medical care their child needs, at 90% of the top children’s hospitals worldwide. In 2020, RMHC provided more than 1.4 million overnight stays, helping families save over $443 million in lodging and meal expenses, and they endeavor to continue these efforts throughout this 2021 holiday season. To learn more about RMHC or to make a donation, please visit RMHC.org/donate.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities:

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation that creates, finds, and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. Through a global network of over 260 Chapters in 62 countries and regions, RMHC enables, facilitates and supports family-centered care through three core programs: the Ronald McDonald House, the Ronald McDonald Family Room and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. RMHC programs help families with ill or injured children stay together and near leading hospitals and health care services worldwide, ensuring they have access to the medical care their child needs while fully supported and actively involved in their child’s care.  For more information, please visit RMHC.org.

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