Port au Choix raises money for Ronald McDonald House
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.
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.