With comfortable couches, a microwave, a washer/dryer, a TV and computers, the Ronald McDonald room is a private, relaxing space for family members as they endure a stressful life experience. The room with all of its amenities and volunteer staff became a reality due to the efforts of the WakeMed Foundation and contributions of $70,000 from The Volunteers at WakeMed Raleigh Campus and The Volunteers at WakeMed Cary Hospital. Significant funding for operations has also been provided by the Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Carolina.
The Family Room will be dedicated during WakeMed Foundation’s annual Love Light Tree lighting ceremony tomorrow Thursday, December 9 at 6:45 pm. Following the tree lighting, attendees will join Twinkle, WakeMed Children’s mascot, for ornament-making, holiday goodies and pictures with Santa. Plus, attendees will decorate a tree for the Children’s Hospital.