McKenzie Lake LLP announces sponsorship to renovate the Ronald McDonald Family Room London to better support over 45,000 visits yearly by families with seriously ill children
LONDON, September 3rd – Today, McKenzie Lake LLP announced a $25,000 sponsorship to help Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario (RMHC-SWO) better support families utilizing the Ronald McDonald (RM) Family Room London. The sponsorship will go toward the renovation of this vital oasis for families of seriously ill children, located directly inside London Health Sciences Centre, Children’s Hospital.
“We are truly grateful for the support McKenzie Lake LLP has provided in the renovation of the RM Family Room London. The updates focus on improving the space to better serve both local and out-of-city families.” said Tracey Keighley-Clarke, CEO of RMHC-SWO. “To the families receiving care at Children’s Hospital, having a peaceful place to enjoy a hot coffee, take a refreshing shower and practice self-care with a nap or nutrition eases the stress of caring for an acutely ill child. Family Rooms provide refuge and strength to families at a crucial time.”
As one of RMHC-SWO’s three programs, the RM Family Room London is open to any family with a child receiving medical care at London Children’s Hospital. Providing 3,876 pots of coffee and 1,673 showers last year, the space is due for an upgrade since its initial opening in 2012. On September 19th we will celebrate its re-opening with McKenzie Lake LLP and the renovations that will make an immediate impact in the just like home comforts families find in the refreshed space.
“McKenzie Lake has a long history of supporting people in need in our community. For us, sponsorship of a remodeled Ronald McDonald Family Room gives us an opportunity to help people in need of a home-away-from-home to remain focused on their priority, helping their children recover. To us, that’s an advantage created for McKenzie Lake and the community.” Managing Partner, Mavis Butkus
The sponsorship from McKenzie Lake LLP has played an integral role in providing the funding needed to execute the renovations which are currently underway.
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