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Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House

Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House

An unlikely partnership was formed in Philadelphia in 1974 between an oncologist, an NFL team, and a restaurant chain.
A home away from home for families of seriously ill children was the dream of Dr. Audrey Evans (oncologist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia).
At the same time, the Philadelphia Eagles were raising funds in support of player Fred Hill, whose daughter Kim was in treatment for leukemia at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.
When the Eagles General Manager Jimmy Murray approached St. Christopher’s about making a donation, Dr. Lawrence Naiman suggested there was an even greater need for funds resting with Dr. Evans.

Jimmy Murray met Dr. Evans and quickly learned of her concept of a home for families.
He reached out to McDonald’s with the idea that they could offer the proceeds from their Shamrock Shake sales to benefit this new house.
McDonald’s agreed, and the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House was born on October 15, 1974.

Today, there are close to 300 Houses all over the world serving the very families Dr. Evans sought to help.

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Rick Kobylinski13-Mar-2012 13:18
Great story to go with the image, Stephanie. We are very familiar with the role the Eagles (and especially owner Leonard Tose) played in getting the project started. I have made several donations through the years to this great cause as well as enjoyed many Shamrock shakes along the way. V.
Marwan Habib01-Mar-2012 22:09
I finally discover the story of those houses through your picture. V.
Brenda07-Jul-2011 22:58
Thanks for the story behind this great venture. Beautiful photo!
larose forest photos07-Jul-2011 00:56
A terrific shot, Stephanie. It is a striking old house, with interesting details. V
laine06-Jul-2011 22:03
They are vital to families who spend many weeks and months from home...having experienced all this in the past 18 months I know their value!!
Jola Dziubinska05-Jul-2011 23:56
Very fine architecture and a great story. V.
Norman Richard05-Jul-2011 22:02
Great idea!
Frank Brault05-Jul-2011 21:14
I love the patterns in the wall of this house and the light and dark of this conversion. It is a wonderful story too. Thanks. V
Ieke Vonk05-Jul-2011 18:48
Very nice.
J. Scott Coile05-Jul-2011 17:57
Such important architecture in so many cities.
maggie_falconi05-Jul-2011 15:07
Fantastic details Steph, a beautiful capture and a wonderful story, thank you!! V
Cindi Smith05-Jul-2011 14:54
Love the story behind these places. Beautiful building and so well used for the little ones and their families. Touches my heart. :)
Walter O. Koenig05-Jul-2011 14:11
Nice details in this shot. Great story.
LynnH05-Jul-2011 12:05
So beautiful! I love all these details!
Yvonne05-Jul-2011 11:27
What a wonderful story Stephanie!
Janice Dunn05-Jul-2011 10:20
We have a Ronald MacD house here in Akld too. Great place.
Mieke WA Minkjan05-Jul-2011 09:31
a great find, I like the mix of the different styles
(almost Italian)
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