The announcement was made during the Final Step Event held at Hydro Place in St. John’s in the presence of Hydro staff, Red Shoe Crew volunteers and other sponsors: Steele Communications, Purolator, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Belfor, Cossette, PAL Airlines, In the Box Media Promotions, and WestJet.
Thousands of individuals took part in the Red Shoe Crew-Walk for Families in 43 communities throughout the province. These events, held throughout September, raised an incredible $245,000 and that total is growing. The funds raised will support the ongoing programs and services at Ronald McDonald House in accommodating hundreds of sick or injured children and their families each year.
Nikita Toms of King’s Point and her family expressed sincere appreciation to everyone that supports Ronald McDonald House. In March of this year, their 17-month-old daughter, Peyton was diagnosed with a benign Desmoid fibromatosis tumour of her left jaw. After multiple tests, it was determined she would need chemotherapy. For this family, that means a six-hour drive back and forth to St. John’s, three times a month.
“You have given our family a home away from home … For this we want to extend sincere thanks on behalf of our family and all the families that need Ronald McDonald House,” the family said.
The Grand Prize for the Red Shoe Crew-Walk for Families event was a trip for two anywhere WestJet Flies. The winner was Noah Picco who participated in the Placentia Red Shoe Crew-Walk for Families.
The Top Fundraiser for the Red Shoe Crew-Walk for Families event was awarded a trip for two with PAL Airlines. The winners were Lisa & Mike Martin of Lewisporte.