Port au Choix raises money for Ron­ald McDon­ald House

Northern Pen - - EDITORIAL - PORT AU CHOIX, NL

The United Towns Lions Club hosted the Red Shoe Crew Walk for Fam­i­lies on Sun­day, Sept. 24.

Ap­prox­i­mately 40 par­tic­i­pants and vol­un­teers came out for the event to sup­port Ron­ald McDon­ald House in St. John’s.

Us­ing pledge sheets, walk­ers raised over $3,000.

Ron­ald McDon­ald House is a home away from home for sick chil­dren and their fam­i­lies while they are treated at the Janeway Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal.

Sandee Thomas and Jeanette Law­less or­ga­nized the event.

“For­tu­nately I haven’t had to use the house but I know the fi­nan­cial bur­den of med­i­cal travel from my work as a med­i­cal so­cial worker at the hos­pi­tal in St. An­thony,” said Thomas. “The Ron­ald McDon­ald House al­le­vi­ates some of the stress by pro­vid­ing an af­ford­able, friendly ac­com­mo­da­tion when peo­ple are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing med­i­cal emer­gen­cies.”

Carter Ham­lyn and Alyssa Cor­nick, with Gra­cie Payne (front), were three par­tic­i­pants in the walk on Sun­day.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Kim Cor­nick, (par­tic­i­pant), Jeanette Law­less (or­ga­nizer), Charlee Law­less (par­tic­i­pant) and Sandee Thomas (or­ga­nizer) are seated, tak­ing down names and dis­tribut­ing bal­loons at the Red Shoe Walk for Fam­i­lies.

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