When a child’s health is at risk, a family’s world can feel like it’s falling apart. Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest helps families land in the hands of a caring and sympathetic community when they need it most. We have provided food, shelter, comfort and love to families with seriously-ill and injured children for more than 40 years, and despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, we’ve continued to meet the essential daily needs of families navigating a child’s health crisis.
Thank you for your participation in this year’s virtual race – the enthusiastic support of compassionate individuals and families is more important than ever before! And although it will be different, RBC Race for the Kids 2020 will include lots of activities that will get your family outside having fun, including weekly virtual challenges, a scavenger hunt, workout videos and more. Several “challengeweeks” will lead up to the virtual race on Saturday, October 31st, where there will be awards, an RMH family story and more.
OUR COLLECTIVE IMPACT
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Why your support matters
In 2019, RMHC-UM served 6,706 families at its four Twin Cities locations and provided $6.3 million in out-of-pocket savings for meals, lodging and more. By asking friends and family to join your RBC Race for the Kids team or to support your fundraising efforts, you will be enabling families from across the metro area, state and region to stay together, in close proximity to their seriously-ill or injured child.
RBC Global Virtual Race for the Kids, supporting youth
charities around the world
Over the past decade, the RBC Race for the Kids series has grown to include 17 charitable events raising more than $57 million for our local charity partners. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic means most of our physical Races can’t happen so welcome to the first ever RBC Global Virtual Race for the Kids. Our ambition is to create the world’s biggest, virtual family fun run in support of over 30 youth charities to help them continue their incredible work at this challenging time.