CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – The Ronald McDonald House of Springfield invites you to step right up to the greatest show on top of the mountain! The 23rd Annual gala takes place in less than 2 weeks. Jennifer Putnam, VP of Operations at the Ronald McDonald House, shared more about their upcoming gala.
The 23rd Annual Ronald McDonald House Gala “Cirque De L’amour”
Saturday, March 29th
6:00PM – Cocktail Hour
7:00PM – Dinner
500 Easthampton Road
Tickets are $100 per guest
The 23rd Annual Ronald McDonald House Gala will take you to a place of soaring dreams and rollicking good fun! You’ll flip when you see what we have in store for you this year. Envision a smidgen of Venetian Carnivale, a touch of Barnum & Bailey, vigorously stirred with local artistes and finished with a spicy New Orleans zest!
To make a reservation call the , or for more information visit RonMCDHouse.com.
About the Ronald McDonald House of Springfield:
The Ronald McDonald House of Springfield, MA is one of an international network of over 300 Houses that have opened since the first House was established in Philadelphia in 1974. The non-profit corporation, Ronald McDonald House of Springfield, MA® was founded for the sole purpose of building and operating our House. Serving on the Board of Directors are representatives of the Junior League of Springfield, area McDonald’s owners/operators, medical personnel, concerned parents and community volunteers.
The first Ronald McDonald House opened Oct. 15, 1974, in Philadelphia as a result of then Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Fred Hill. Hill’s daughter, Kim, had leukemia. To be near their daughter during her treatment, Hill and his wife, Fran, slept on hospital chairs, floors, and couches. They noticed many other parents doing the same. Already committed to raising money for cancer research, the Eagles shifted gears and decided to do something to help other families experiencing the same emotional and financial traumas the Hill family faced. Ultimately, the discussion led to a joint fund-raising effort by the Philadelphia Eagles and Philadelphia area McDonald’s restaurants. The resulting funds raised were used to purchase and renovate the first Ronald McDonald House.