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Ronald McDonald Family Room at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Madison celebrates 9 years of providing comfort and care

This month, the Ronald McDonald Family Room at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Madison celebrated its 9th anniversary! Since 2012, this space has provided thousands of families with comfort and care just steps away from their child’s hospital room….

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Magical Moments: Coming Together to Help our Families

There are moments in life that catch your breath. A realization that you are part of something much larger than yourself. That something – an evening to be exact – truly makes a profound difference for others when they need…

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RMHC-Madison announces Kelly Ruppel as new Executive Director

Leadership focused on moving the mission forward to positively impact the health outcomes for more children and their families.  Kelly Ruppel officially began her role as the Executive Director for the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Madison (RMHC-Madison) on July…

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Meals that heal

I have always believed that volunteering is important and have volunteered for many things throughout my life, but I have found a home at the Ronald McDonald House in Madison. For more than a decade, I have made dinner for…

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Keeping families together when they need each other most

Bellamay is the youngest of three. Tony and Monica were excited when they found out they would be having another daughter. At just three months old Bella was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) Type 1 which meant she had…

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Rock Valley Golf Classic – 25 Year Celebration

How do you adequately celebrate 25 years of the Rock Valley Golf Classic? With a picture-perfect day, an inspiring visit from a guest family, and greetings from Ronald McDonald himself. Over the last two decades, this committed group of golfers…

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NICU nurses honored with a room dedication at the Ronald McDonald House in Madison

Nurses in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) commit to providing exceptional care to the tiniest and most vulnerable patients and their families. After witnessing their impact firsthand, long-time RMHC-Madison volunteer and current staff member George Falor decided to honor…

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Care Mobile

Providing access to quality health care

We believe every child should have access to quality health care — that is why the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile program was created. In partnership with Mercyhealth, the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile provides services that include primary care, diagnosis, treatment…

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Optimism Blooms this Spring at Hope Park

Hope Park was made possible by the momentum and vision of the Building on Hope campaign. The unveiling of this beautiful green space during a pandemic was intentional. We knew families needed a space to relax and reenergize, and the…

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When “I” is Replaced with “We” Illness turns into Wellness!

While I cannot take credit for coining that phrase, it certainly speaks to the core of our mission. RMHC-Madison is a small but mighty chapter, relying on the generous spirit of more than 100 volunteers to keep our core programs…

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