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History of the Ronald McDonald House of Memphis Radiothon

By Special Guest Writer C.J. Kirkland As this year’s Ronald McDonald House of Memphis Radiothon approaches, I wanted to sit down and get a little more insight on the fundraiser from the three people who were instrumental in both its inception and subsequent success.  Bev Hart, Chris Jarman and Danni Bruns McCrary shared personal and professional stories coupled with life lessons that evolved through their work with the radiothon. The memory of John “Bad Dog” McCormack was evident... Read More
Posted by John Parie at Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | 0 comments
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Volunteer Spotlight: Pam Mallett

Pam Mallett is a House and Special Event Volunteer. She has been volunteering at Ronald McDonald House of Memphis for six years.  Pam works for the Memphis Daily News and is an active member of Fabulous Women Over Forty. She began volunteering because she wanted to gain a sense of accomplishment from knowing that her contribution was making others happy. Pam’s positive attitude, helpful nature and calm demeanor make her a great asset to our volunteer program. Read More
Posted by John Parie at Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | 0 comments
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Ronald McDonald House is a "home-away-from-home" during difficult times

The volunteers and staff's passion at Ronald McDonald House® of Memphis is making the lives of its families a little easier. With hectic schedules, and doctors trips it is nice to take care of the small things for the families, and make them feel at home. It certainly has made life a little easier for Stacy, the mother of 6-year-old Waylon, who was diagnosed with cancer nearly three years ago. “It was after a week and half of just minor aches and pains,” Stacy said. “We didn’t think much... Read More
Posted by John Parie at Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | 0 comments
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  • “Every Day May Not Be a Good Day, But There is Good in Every Day.” Apr 5
    Emma is a 14 years old from Decatur, IL. In 2015 an X-ray of Emma showed a mass. After she was diagnosed as having Ewing Sarcoma, she and her mother Jenny headed to Memphis. 3 different tim...
  • “I Cannot Forget the Outpouring of Love Here” Apr 5
    In pretty pink glasses and a matching outfit with headband, Rica who is almost 3 years old, often sings the song ”Jesus’ Love is a Bubblin’ Over” while performing the hand mot...
  • Q&A with a Nonagenarian Volunteer Mar 30
    Jean, a nonagenarian (a person in his or her nineties) is a familiar face at the front desk of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Memphis.    She is currently re-reading a series...
  • Best Friends Together In the House Mar 30
    5 years ago in a Sunday school class in Louisiana, Julianne and Hailey met for the first time.  No one knew then that they would go on to be best friends and would eventually be growing...

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