Ronald McDonald goal reached

Ronald McDonald House Central Alberta will be prominently located facing the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre and backing on to Gaetz Avenue. Ronald McDonald House Central Alberta will serve out of town families of sick children who are being treated at the Hospital.

Ronald McDonald House Central Alberta has announced the end of a successful capital campaign. With support throughout central Alberta, $12 million has been raised to build a Ronald McDonald House in Red Deer.

The $12-million goal could not have been reached without the unwavering gifts from donors, sponsors, organizations, individuals, government officials, schools and corporate donors across western Canada, said Lyn Radford, capital campaign chair.

“When Reg and I began this journey 18 months ago, we knew raising $12 million was a lot,” she said. “But we also knew that if any community could rally behind a great cause that helps supports families, central Albertans could do it.”

“Every day the excitement grows,” says Larry Mathieson, executive director of Ronald McDonald House Central Alberta. “When we started on this project in 2008 with a feasibility study, it was merely a dream. Now, with the roof currently being installed on the House, this dream is clearly becoming a reality. Thank you to everyone who made this dream possible — each of you has helped make Ronald McDonald House Central Alberta a home for families who will to stay here.”

The 11-bedroom, 27,000-square foot home will open to families this fall.

Ronald McDonald House Central Alberta will house families from central Alberta who have a child receiving treatment at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre.

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