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Ronald McDonald House Charities(R) (RMHC(R)) Awards Nearly $3 Million to Non-Profit Organizations
Date:1/25/2010

--15 new grants extend the impact of RMHC by providing children access to quality care and basic needs in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the United States--

OAK BROOK, Ill., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ronald McDonald House Charities(R) (RMHC(R)) announced the awarding of 15 new grants totaling $2.9 million to support non-profit organizations making an immediate, positive impact on the lives of vulnerable children in the areas of health prevention and promotion, clinical treatment and education in various countries around the world.

"Today's children face a range of health problems, from malnutrition to malaria to HIV/AIDS.  While the prevalence of problems varies by region, one thing remains clear: the need to help the world's children is an ever-present endeavor.  Through its global grants program, Ronald McDonald House Charities has made a measurable impact in improving the health and well-being of children," said Alan A. Harris, M.D., professor of medicine, hospital epidemiologist, Department of Internal Medicine/Infectious Disease, Rush University Medical Center and RMHC Board of Trustees member.

"RMHC recognizes the important role their organization can play in addressing gaps in critical care and support for children and families through the financial support of other non-profit organizations, in addition to the core programs and services their Charity offers.  With the economic uncertainty and in underdeveloped countries, the needs of children continue to grow.  Only working together and leveraging our collective resources can non-profit organizations and foundations truly make a difference," s
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