“The House was our home for many months. It enabled Katie to have her mother and family with her during all the grueling treatments. The assistance and support they provided over the course of those months was immeasurable. We’d like to show our appreciation for all their help and for the assistance they continue to provide other families in the same situation.” - The McBride Family
THE RONALD McDONALD HOUSE OF LONG ISLAND
The mission of The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island is to give comfort and shelter to families experiencing the pain of having a sick child in local hospital facilities. A “home away from home,” the House provides the parents and siblings of these children with a temporary haven in a secure and comfortable environment among other families sharing a similar burden.
Located on the campus of the Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York (formerly Schneider Children’s Hospital), the House accommodates families in a warm and supportive environment. Since opening in 1986, approximately 18,000 families from the United States and more than 80 countries around the world have been served. Many of the families are from Long Island and other parts of the Metropolitan area.
THE KATIE McBRIDE FITNESS CENTER
In 2014, the House dedicated the new Katie McBride Fitness Center with funds raised from Katie's Run. Since 2010, the Katie McBride has donated the proceeds of Katie's Run to the House, along with supporting other local causes. As part of "Project Design," the new Fitness Center now provides families with a much needed place to exercise during their stay.
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