Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Every September, we come together to honor National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Every single day, 38 families in the United States have children who are diagnosed with cancer.
The Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC programs make a huge impact on the families in our community who are fighting cancer. Please help us spread the word and consider making a donation to provide families the resources they need to help their children who are fighting cancer.
RMHCDC HELPS FAMILIES STAY NEAR THE CARE THEIR SICK CHILDREN NEED
Our Ronald McDonald Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on healing their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal, or where they will lay their head at night to rest. We believe that when a child is hospitalized the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed.
Our Ronald McDonald Family Rooms offer families a comfortable and welcoming place to rest and regroup right in the hospital, just steps away from a pediatric unit and their sick child. Research shows that staying close by allows parents to better communicate with their child’s medical team and improves adherence to complicated treatment plans. Families with access to a Ronald McDonald Family Room report a better overall clinical experience.
CELEBRATING OUR YOUNG WARRIORS
We were so honored to be part of the Forever Moriah Foundation Surprise Breakfast last Friday for patients at Children’s National Health System, in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Watch the video from Fox 5 DC to learn more about Moriah and why her mom wants to pay it forward by hosting celebration parties for children battling cancer.
RMHCDC KEEPS FAMILIES TOGETHER WHEN THEIR CHILD NEEDS MEDICAL CARE
Some children face months of countless chemo treatments, radiation treatments, and surgeries. Ronald McDonald House® truly provides a “home-away-from-home,” easing a family’s travel and expenses. Find details on how to stay with us and more here. Ronald McDonald Family Room® offers families a comfortable and welcoming place to rest and regroup right in the hospital, just steps away from a pediatric unit and their sick child.
We believe in keeping families together to directly improve the health and well being of children.