These are organizations that we partner with to stay in touch with our community.
Ronald McDonald House
Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities, (ARMHC) creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children.
The cornerstone program, the Atlanta Ronald McDonald Houses, began in 1979 when the first Atlanta House opened on Houston Mill Road to serve children receiving medical treatment at Atlanta hospitals. A second House opened in 1994 on Peachtree Dunwoody Road. The two Houses provided a combined total of 27 bedrooms and served nearly 30,000 families. The Houston Mill House closed May 2008 to prepare for the opening of a new House less than a mile away.
In June 2008 a beautiful state-of-the-art 50-bedroom Ronald McDonald House opened on Gatewood Road near Emory University replacing the 16-bedroom House on Houston Mill Road to meet the growing need. In 2010, the two Atlanta Houses will serve more than 3,000 families of critically ill and injured children.
ARMHC also supports local area high school seniors with one-time college scholarships. In 2009, 100 students received a $1,500 scholarship. For more info, Click Here.
CURE Childhood Cancer
Founded in 1975, CURE Childhood Cancer is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through research, education and support of patients and their families. Since its establishment as a grass-roots organization, CURE has focused its efforts on improving the care, quality of life, and survival rate of children with cancer.
The founders, parents and a dedicated pediatric oncologist, joined forces to support laboratory research that would translate into immediate care for children with cancer.
Since that time, CURE has raised millions of dollars to fund cutting edge research at the Aflac Cancer Center Blood Disorders Service at Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine.
Through innovative programming, CURE also provides support for stricken families, providing them comfort and support during their time of devastating need. For more info, Click Here.
Children with cancer are normal children with special needs who want to participate fully in the everyday experiences of growing up. Camp Sunshine provides programs throughout the year to give children with cancer the opportunity to enjoy normal activities like swimming, horseback riding, arts and crafts, and making friends!
Camp Sunshine offers a variety of programs, which encompass the entire family - brothers, sisters and parents! A network of support is made up of other families experiencing the challenges of fighting cancer.
Often isolated from their peers due to their illness and the demands of treatment, the children who attend Camp Sunshine programs realize they are not alone in their struggle with cancer. They gain new strength and hope from others who have faced similar problems and the positive effects last far beyond the brief time spent at camp. We believe the friendships the children make through Camp Sunshine will give them encouragement and hope as they face the challenges of childhood cancer.
In addition to paid professional staff, Camp Sunshine has dedicated volunteers that help, as well as medical professionals who can administer medication and other types of treatment to children with cancer. All volunteers participate in an extensive application and training process and must past a background check.