Keeping Families

2023 Gratitude Report


With Gratitude For all our volunteers who know that love and compassion help families heal. For all our donors and friends who support the work of RMHC in countless ways. And for all the families who place their trust in us while their children are receiving medical care. Thank you so very much. We share […]

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A Weekend at the Ranch


Last November, we spent a weekend at Tanque Verde Ranch with some of our families thanks to a generous donation from What If Media Group. This gift made family vacations possible for 32 of our current and alumni families. In 2020, What If Media (a company based in Fort Lee, NJ) was planning its employee […]

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More than a Room


When you walk into the Ronald McDonald Family Room, the first thing you notice is the smiling face of a volunteer. Last Wednesday, that volunteer was Jill, who has been with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona for nearly 6 years after retiring from her career as a pediatric physical therapist. “I retired and […]

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The Ronald McDonald House Playroom Gets a Makeover


Kids need places to explore. Things to discover. Opportunities to imagine. Even when they’re sick. Maybe especially when they’re sick. And we’re so fortunate to have a Board of Directors who understands that. Former board member and big kid at heart Michael Cyrino jumped at the opportunity to help bring the Center for Adventure to […]

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Partners in Care: McDonald’s Legacy of Community Support


Most of us need the same basic elements to get ourselves motivated for a successful day – a solid night’s rest, a clear plan for the day and likely a great cup of coffee. For what was to become Arizona’s first Ronald McDonald House back in 1980, the plan for success was no different – […]

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Tim Medcoff: A Leader to Build on Our Legacy


  Rylin, Tim, Lori & Keegan Medcoff Board President Tim Medcoff likes to say that “he’s only as good as the people around him.” And this year, he’s also paying tribute to those who came before him. Tim understands that the early founders and board members of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona created […]

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A Promising Beginning


Today, the Ronald McDonald House is recognized around the world but that wasn’t the case in late ‘70s.  The first Ronald McDonald House had opened in Philadelphia in 1974 and they were just starting to pop up in cities around the country. Dr. Vince Fulginiti, the Chair of the UA Department of Pediatrics, was aware […]

Read More | Support System: Arizona Gives Day Is More Important Than Ever


This article was originally published on on March 25, 2021 Written by Kate MaGuire Jensen, President & CEO This time last year, few could have imagined the devastation the COVID pandemic would unleash on the world. Twelve months later, with millions of people receiving the vaccine and daily stats showing mostly positive signs, you […]

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RMHC Receives AED from the Steven M. Gootter Foundation


We are pleased to announce that we have recently received an AED (automated external defibrillator) from the Steven M. Gootter Foundation. Since 2009, the Foundation has donated and distributed hundreds of AEDs to schools, police and sheriff departments, places of worship, recreation and public places throughout Southern Arizona. Should the need every arise, this generous, […]

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