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! Although we aren't in person together, the fundraising you do for RBC Race for the Kids 2021 will directly support programs and services that provide a home-away-from-home for families during a child's serious illness or injury.
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. In 2021, we opened our fifth house in Duluth. 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.
A Global, Virtual, Family Fun Run Supporting Youth Charities Around the World
Since 2009, RBC Race for the Kids has grown to an exciting series of 17 charitable Races taking around the world, supporting kids and youth-focused causes. In total, 290,000+ participants have raised more than C$65 million.
In 2020, the series of in-person Races couldn’t happen so we pivoted to a global, virtual RBC Race for the Kids to continue raising much-needed funds for our charity partners. Last year, over 33,000 participants from 120+ countries raised more than C$8.8 million!
Join us and participants from all around the globe to raise awareness and support for our 35 charity partners in 19 countries – and the young people they help during this challenging time.