Charity Spotlight: Ronald McDonald House

More than 14,400 families. That’s right — 14,400!

That’s the number of families assisted by the Ronald McDonald House of the Ozarks, which has been on board all 32 years of the PGA Korn Ferry Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ozarks provides a “home-away-from-home” for families of seriously ill and injured children. It has locations near Cox South Hospital and within Mercy Kids, helping up to 24 families every night.

“The funds we receive through the PCCC are instrumental in underwriting the day-to-day needs of the Houses, keeping families together and close to the care and resources they need,” President & CEO Bonnie Keller said. “Our Ronald McDonald Houses help families with the sickest children, traveling the farthest from home for medical treatment.”

One of the recent families who received assistance was The Wood Family of Branson, whose son, David, was diagnosed with Haemophilus Influenza Meningitis, a bacterial infection that had traveled from his spinal cord to his brain. He had experienced hallucinations, behavorial changes and forgot tasks and the ability to recognize his parents.

RMH helped them for three weeks.

“We are so thankful that, out of all the things we had on our minds during this time, we never had to worry about how we were going to eat, shower or do laundry,” The Wood Family said. “We were able to devote all of our time to our son and helping him get better.”

In the past six years, Springfield’s two Ronald McDonald Houses have benefited from two grants through the PCCC which have underwritten washers and dryers, as well as a commercial refrigerator for the Ronald McDonald House families.

In other words …

“Thanks to the generosity of the PCCC, families of sick children have had a place of comfort and care in Springfield for 32 years,” Keller said.

WAYS TO HELP RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF THE OZARKS

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GOLF TOURNAMENTS

Play with a pro & enjoy top courses such as Highland Springs, Buffalo Ridge Golf Course, LedgeStone Country Club, Millwood Golf & Racquet Club & Fremont Hills Country Club. Includes a great golfer gift package, continental breakfast, lunch, on-course beverages, team photos & trophies. Check out our list of golf experiences

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GOLF BALL & CHARITY AUCTION

Sponsored by Copy Products Inc., this event is on Tuesday, July 19 We’ll also have electronic bidding at bidpal.net!

THE ULTIMATE presented by Custom Metalcraft & Ridewell Suspensions

Win a 2021 Corvette Stingray, as a $1,200 buy-in guarantees a 1-in-100 chance of winning the car and a 1-in-10 chance of winning $1,000. You’ll also receive many other perks, including air-conditioned seating on the 18th green during the PCCC along with clubhouse parking, a luxurious dinner on Friday, July 16 at Highland Springs Country Club as well as breakfast and lunch in the clubhouse daily during the PCCC, plus his and her shirts.

NAMI NEON 5K RUN

Join us Saturday, Aug. 21 for the inaugural NAMI Neon Night 5K Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention. It’s at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park in west Springfield. This event will in part benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness-Southwest Missouri. Register here.

ROCKIN’ ROLL BIKE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL

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Turn out on Saturday, October 9 at the Riff. Not only ride in the afternoon on rides of 40, 20 or 10 miles but stay for the dinner and concert! All supporting Music Therapy of the Ozarks.

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