You can find out more about her daughter’s fundraising efforts too. On October 8th, Katie will be representing Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon! As a member of Team RMHC, She will be training, fundraising and ultimately running 26.2 miles.
Why this charity – in Katie’s words
“Here I am with my youngest brother Joshua. Born premature and very sick, Josh was transferred with my mother far from home to receive specialized neo-natal intensive care. With no resource like Ronald McDonald House Charities available, my mother slept on a folding chair in a social worker’s office while recuperating from a traumatic childbirth so she could be with Josh, while my grandparents jumped in to take care of me and my older brother. Our only visits with Josh and my mom were on weekends.
Since 1974, RMHC has been making children happier and healthier by keeping families together – giving them a place to rest and refresh. A place that feels like home.