Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ronald McDonald House Charities Newfoundland and Labrador (RMHC NL) and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (Hydro), the presenting sponsor of the eighth annual Red Shoe Crew-Walk for Families, announced the total funds raised from the event, as well as the winner of the Grand Prize draw, Provincial WestJet Lottery and top fundraisers.

The announcement was made during the Final Step Event held at Ronald McDonald House in St. John’s on October 4, 2019 in the presence of Red Shoe Crew Volunteers Hydro staff, and other sponsors: Stingray, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Belfor, Cossette, PAL Airlines, In the Box Media Promotions, and WestJet.

Thousands of individuals took part in the Red Shoe Crew-Walk for Families in 45 communities throughout the province. These events, held throughout September, raised an incredible $256,000 and growing. The funds raised will support the ongoing programs and services at Ronald McDonald House in accommodating hundreds of sick or injured children and their families each year. Since opening in 2012, Ronald McDonald House has been able to accommodate 1355 families, keeping them close to each other and the care and
resources they need, when they need it most.

“The continued success of the Walk for Families is proof of the tremendous impact that Ronald McDonald House has on families from around the province,” said Terry Gardiner, Vice President of Engineering & Technology at Hydro. “Every day our employees are proud to help provide the energy our communities count on, and we are honoured to be presenting sponsor again this year. Congratulations to everyone who helped make this year’s Walk a success.”

“We thank everyone who participated, volunteered, sponsored or supported Ronald McDonald House during our seventh annual Red Shoe Crew-Walk for Families events. Special thanks to sponsors: Hydro, Stingray s, McDonald’s – NL, Coca-Cola, Belfor, Cossette, PAL Airlines, In the Box Media Promotions, and WestJet.” said Christine Morgan Director Development & Communications RMHC NL. “Events, such as our Red Shoe Crew-Walk for Families, are an amazing reflection of our incredible volunteers and communities hard at work and supporting others – truly showing how important Ronald McDonald House is in keeping families close to each other and the medical care they need when dealing with a sick or injured child far from home.”