RBC Race for the Kids, October 16-17, 2021
Supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities Sydney

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Isolation isn't new for our families

For 30 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities Sydney (RMHC Sydney) has supported tens of thousands of seriously ill children and their parents, carers and guardians. We specialise in assisting families who need to travel 100+ km from home to receive specialist medical care for their sick children, offering a warm and welcoming place to stay in a supportive and understanding environment.

Our families are staying at the House far from their friends, family members and their community and it’s not easy for them, and RMHCS is focussed on providing a place for families to feel safe and supported. In addition, our families stay for free and it's thanks to you, we are able to continue this service for our families and keep our doors open 365 days per year.

This is what we are all about, keeping families together and creating community for them when they are so far from their own. It’s a place that provides them with more than they thought they would have ever needed. It’s a place that is incredibly grounding and yet incredibly inspiring. It's a place where they can call Home.

OUR COLLECTIVE IMPACT

200

Runners signed up

$31,405

Funds raised

1,459

Kms covered

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And help support sick kids and their families

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Your support has helped sick kids and their families in 2020 by:

Supporting

745+

families who stayed at the House for free


Suporting over

4,000

families who used the Family Rooms


Supported families by providing over

8,000

meals


Please help us continue supporting our sick kids and families who are isolated during this difficult time.

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.

Emily's Story

My name is Emily, I am 15 years old and I have Myasthenia Gravis. A chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease that causes weakness in the skeletal muscles, which are responsible for breathing and moving parts of my body, including my arms and legs.

I’ve been staying on and off at Ronald McDonald House Randwick since 2018 and at last count, my mum and I have stayed a total of 243 days so far, and we have pretty much stayed in all the different rooms within the House.

What I have is incurable. I have to live with this for the rest of my life.

I’m very lucky to have the support of my mum, Danielle. She is my best friend. Words can’t explain how she has helped me both physically and mentally, she is my rock!

I’ve have also made so many friends over the years at the House, many of my friends unfortunately passed away during my stay here but many more friends have fully recovered and now live healthy lives.

I met Wilbur when he was just a little puppy, running up and down the hallways of the House, being cheeky as he is. Over the past few years, I would be going through a whole day worth of treatments and it really impacts your mental health. But walking back from the hospital to the House, I would start smiling as I could hear Wilbur bark. I love giving him cuddles and belly scratches, he really lifts my spirit.

With Wilbur, he makes you feel like you are at home as it brings back memories of my own dogs.

It’s amazing that pets like Wilbur can lift your mood and they know how to make you happy!

Love,
Emily