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Press Room 2011

12/31/2011 RMHC Central Illinois

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois awards Dr. Michael R. Pranzatelli as its 2011 Medical Honoree during the 25th Anniversary Gala. The award was mentioned in the 11/20 edition of The State Journal- Register Business section and personnel file. 
  • Rae Long & Barbara Rowe, C0-chairs of the 25th Anniversary Gala submitted a letter to the editor featured in the 11/19 edition of The State Journal-Register to thank the community, sponsors, and donors for their support. View the letter.
  • McDonald's Owner/Operator Mary Breznay interviewed on Friday, 11/4 at WEEK TV in East Peoria to promote the House and our 25th Anniversary Gala. Watch the video.
  • The Maddox Family was honored at our 25th Anniversary Gala on November 4. Watch a feature on their family from ABC20.
  • Our Gala Co-Chair Rae Long was featured in a FOX scene in October with Lesley of FOX 55/27 Illinois. Watch the video on Fox.
  • Students from Lanphier High School helped to donate computers for our House in August 2011.  See the feature in the Springfield Journal-Register.
  • Our Gala Co-Chair Barb Rowe was featured in a FOX scene in August with Lesley of FOX 55/27.   View the clip.
  • The Football Team at Lanphier High School came to Ronald McDonald House for a few hours of service in August 2011. Read about their day at the House.
  • Read an article about the School Pop Tab Challenge Winner   for 2010-11: Chester -East Lincoln School! Congratulations!!
  • Read an article in The State Journal-Register listing RMHCCI as place to volunteer in summer 2011.
  • As part of the “Week of the Young Child” kids and parents at the University of Illinois Springfield’s Cox Children’s Center collected items in April 2011 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois. Watch a video