Oak Lawn, IL (PRWEB) June 10, 2014
Mancari’s of Oak Lawn is proud to announce their involvement as a gold-level sponsor of the 7th annual Ronald McDonald House Running for Hope 5k Run/Fun Walk. The race took place Sunday, June 1st, 2014, led by a Custom Ronald McDonald Jeep Cherokee from Mancari’s of Oak Lawn. The race ran through downtown Oak Lawn and starting at Keeler Park on 93rd Street. Proceeds from the event benefited Advocate Children’s Hospital – Oak Lawn, and the Ronald McDonald House® near Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn.
“We are proud to have been involved again this year in this fun event for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. The community participation was outstanding, and we always enjoy having our vehicles out to lead the race,” said Ed Tapper, Sales Manager at Mancari’s of Oak Lawn.
The event was a huge success, with about 2,000 participants who helped to raise over $80,000 for these local Oak Lawn organizations.
About Advocate Children’s Hospital
Advocate Children's Hospital is designed to make children and their families feel supported and at home. Designated as a Pediatric Critical Care Center, Advocate Children’s Hospital offers the highest level of specialized pediatric critical care and emergency care services. Ranked among the nation’s Best Children's Hospitals in the areas of cardiology and heart surgery as well as neonatology, this hospital continually strives to provide the best care to all patients and families throughout their hospitalization.
About Ronald McDonald House
The Ronald McDonald House® is a ‘home away from home’ for families whose children are receiving treatment at a nearby hospital. The Ronald McDonald House® near Advocate Children’s Hospital opened in December of 2008 and has served over 1,000 families. This 24,000 square foot House serves 16 families on a nightly basis. Some families may stay one or two nights, while others may stay for 6 -9 months. The Ronald McDonald House® asks for a donation of $10 a night, but no one is ever turned away for not being able to pay. The money raised from the Running for Hope 5K helps to cover basic necessities such as utilities, cleaning supplies, and paper products needed to keep the House properly equipped. Most importantly, money raised from the run allows the House to continue to support the families, in hopes that they can provide these families with the necessary resources desired to meet the needs of their child during this traumatic time in their lives.
About Mancari’s Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM of Oak Lawn
As one of the largest Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM dealerships in the Chicagoland area, Mancari’s of Oak Lawn has served Illinois loyally for more than 45 years with some of the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the automotive industry.
For more information visit us today at 4630 W 95th Street, Oak Lawn, IL 60453 or at http://www.mancari.com. You can also become a fan of Mancari's by liking our Facebook page.