In the spirit of the holidays, Second Lady Karen Pence made a special trip to bring coloring books, crayons, and kind words of encouragement to the children and families at Ronald McDonald House of Washington, DC.
Julie Lowe, Director of Marketing and Community Engagement, and Dustin Davis, Director of Operations, welcomed the Second Lady when she arrived. Then, Mrs. Pence met with several children and their families staying at Ronald McDonald House of Washington, DC and gave them coloring books and crayons.
“I am always amazed by the courageous spirits of young patients and their families,” said Mrs. Pence. “The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC provides a positive place for children and their families during a difficult time in their lives. This Christmas, I am wishing all families faced with tough times better days ahead.”
“We are delighted that the Second Lady, Mrs. Pence, was able to visit our DC Ronald McDonald House today, “ said Karen Torres, President & CEO. “The holidays can be an especially difficult time for our families who are away from home, and her visit brought some unexpected excitement and cheer.”
Year to date, our Ronald McDonald Houses in Washington, DC and Fairfax, Virginia have served over 23 Pediatric departments from 16 hospitals and doctors’ offices, including children from Neonatal ICU, Cardiac ICU, Pediatric Transplant, and Hematology and Oncology.