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Men In Kilts 2012….

In Charities, Daily Musings on March 27, 2012 at 10:40 am

Men In Kilts for the Ronald McDonald House Charities

 The designer Trina Turk is now following me on Instagram and I promised I’d post this pic of her brother Carter,  who is wearing a kilt for the Ronald McDonald House Charities  (RMHC) event, “Men In Kilts“.  I actually think he looks quite dashing in his kilt while straddling a motorcycle!  Men in Kilts is an important element to McDazzle 2012, which is a red tie event to be held in  Kentucky in September.   

The premise of the fund-raising event is simple: Go to any of the participating websites, view the kilted contestants and vote for your favorite.  The $25 fee per vote sponsors one night of housing for a family at Ronald McDonald House.  I haven’t seen anything for the DC area yet, but here is the link for Seattle. http://www.rmhcseattle.org/content/men-kilts and also for Michigan http://www.rmhcmichiana.org/  I’ll keep you posted if and when the District posts a link.

 As you may know, the Ronald McDonald House Charities provides the comfort of home for the families of extremely ill children who are  receiving treatment at a specialized hospital which is always in close proximity to the RMHC residence.  There is no cost to the families.

In my past occupation, I was the project manager for organizing the RMHC “Dinners for Families” which was part of the company’s “Volunteers for  Life” yearly charity event.  The Ronald McDonald House was one of our favourites to work with.  We would purchase all the groceries and then proceed to cook dinner for 10 families in their huge kitchens on site.  I really enjoyed it and hope to organize my own event with some friends who live locally.  This is a program that all RMCH’s across the country participate in.

To find out more about RMCH and how  you can volunteer click here: http://rmhc.org/

 

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