Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada (RMHC Canada) has been selected as the charity partner for the RBC Canadian Open.
The announcement was made at Ronald McDonald House Toronto, one of 14 houses across the country that provide families of seriously ill or injured children a home away from home while their child is being treated at a nearby hospital.
Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada helps give sick children what they need most - their families. Ronald McDonald Houses provide over 10,000 Canadian families a year with qualified staff and dedicated volunteers who are committed to taking care of the day-to-day essentials of running a home, so families don't have to worry about them. The Houses also have programs that offer everything from education to home-cooked meals and are filled with many different families who all share a common bond - love for their sick child.
The First Canadian Ronald McDonald House opened in Toronto in 1981. And the national, charitable foundation created to support Ronald McDonald Houses (known today as Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada) was founded in 1982.
Since coming on board as title sponsor of the RBC Canadian Open in 2008, RBC along with Golf Canada have raised more than $5 million for charitable organizations across Canada that support children's wellness initiatives. Throughout its history, Canada's National Open Championship has generated more than $45 million in charitable proceeds for important causes.
For more information, visit www.rmhc.ca.