Ronald McDonald House asking people to ‘Give a Hand’

A so-called “Give a Hand” fundraiser has been launched by the Ronald McDonald House, that home away from home in Salt Lake City where families can stay while their children are critically ill or hospitalized with an extended illness.On KVNU’s For the People program Thursday, Carey Ramono, Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Charities, said 32 families from Logan were served by the Ronald McDonald House last year. She says most of the children are at Primary Childrens Medical Center, Shriners Hospital or the University of Utah Medical Center.”We ask each family to contribute to their stay, $15 a night toward that $60 that it costs us,” Ramono said. “Most of the families are coming for pretty severe pediatric medical care. Often it’s a transplant, cancer treatments, brain injuries, heart problems and lots of premature babies.”The “Give a Hand” fundraiser asks everyone coming to a McDonald’s restaurant to give one dollar and in return a hand will be stuck on the glass with that person’s name on it.

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