Every year, Ronald McDonald House® Hamilton provides a home away from home for hundreds of families of seriously ill children who are receiving treatment at McMaster Children’s Hospital and other local hospitals. Sadly, due to limited space, in the past they have been forced to turn away families in need. It broke their hearts to have to do this and they were determined to do something about it. That is why they have expanded the House from 15 to 40 rooms and why your help is so greatly needed today. The House also operates a Ronald McDonald Family Room at McMaster Children’s Hospital, bringing the comfort and compassion of Ronald McDonald House right into McMaster Children’s Hospital for local and out-of-town families to recharge without leaving the hospital. 70% of the proceeds from the 2nd Annual Drivers for Danielle Golf Tournament will go to The Ronald McDonald House of Hamilton.
McMaster Children's Hospital (MCH) is one of the top pediatric academic health science centres in Canada. MCH serves the special and unique healthcare needs of children using a family-centred model of care. Each year MCH has approximately 180,000 visits to subspecialty clinics, diagnostic areas, emergency department, inpatient wards and operating rooms. MCH is home to 156 acute care beds, 40 subspecialty clinics, a Children's Treatment Centre and one of the largest and most impressive Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Canada. Founded in 1988, MCH has rapidly become a leader in pediatric evidence-based care, collaborative research and innovative leading-edge education.
McMaster and The Ronald McDonald House of Hamilton support a "Referral Catchment area" including areas to the north such as Mount Forest and Orangeville, South East past Simcoe, South West to Niagara Falls and Fort Erie and locally to the Oakville/Mississauga border. It is estimated that 1 of every 3 seriously ill children treated in Ontario, will use the facilities provided by McMaster Children's Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House of Hamilton. They desperately need our support. 30% of the proceeds from the 2nd Annual Drivers for Danielle Golf Tournament will go to McMaster Children's Hospital Pediatric Oncology Ward and Clinic.
The above is a Map of the Catchment Area for The Ronald McDonald House of Hamilton and McMaster Children's Hospital, or as our family calls it the "West End's Sick Kids." If you have friends or family with children ,or expecting to have children, living in the area depicted on this map, chances are should they ever experience a need for critical help they will rely on McMAster Children's Hospital, and will look for shelter at The Ronald McDonald House like we did. Please help support their efforts.
POGO has created a highly integrated and seamless pediatric cancer system that supports children and families throughout the spectrum of illness, recovery and survivorship. POGO provides financial support to families for all expenses that they face while their attention is focused on assisting their child through a fight against cancer. 70% of the proceeds raised at the Inaugural Dancers for Danielle, Dinner, Dance and Silent Auction will go to POGO.
40 children every year are diagnosed with brain cancer within the Catch Area supported by McMaster Children's Hospital are diagnosed with brain cancer. b.r.a.i.n.child is made up of parents and families that have been through what these families are going to go through, and experience. The group offers financial and emotional support for the newly diagnosed as well as those who are adapting to life, post treatment. 30% of the proceeds from the Inaugural Dancers for Danielle, Dinner, Dance and Silent Auction will go to b.r.a.i.n.child Hamilton.