The Ronald McDonald house of Joplin is known for their nurturing care for families of seriously ill children, babies and mothers being treated at nearby hospitals. This year they are celebrating their 15th anniversary.
The house officially opened in Joplin on July 27th 1998.
Officials say in that time, they've only grown into something even bigger and more special.
"In that time we've actually served over 23 hundred families, from 35 different states, and 2 foreign countries. And so every year we see the number of families growing."
Upcoming events for the Ronald McDonald house include :
15th Annual Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States Golf Tournament at Twin Hills Golf & Country Club. Shotgun Start begins at 1:00 p.m.
1st Annual Big Red Shoe 15K Run Saturday, September 7, 2013. Race day registration starts at 6:15 a.m.; 15K starts at 7:15 a.m. and Kid's 1.5 Mile Fun Run starts at 7:30 a.m. Register early (May 30 - September 5th) for a discounted entry fee of $30 for the 15K run. . Race Day registration is $35 for the 15K run. Kid's Fun Run - donation recommended. The races will begin at our Ronald McDonald House, 3402 South Jackson
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