Friday, June 15, 2012
Mercy Children's Hospital in Creve Coeur is a sponsor for the annual bike event to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities in St. Louis.
What a weekend it is for outdoor events in and around the St. Louis area. There's Creve Coeur Days...the Heart To Heart races, or if you prefer to pedal, try the third annual Ronald McDonald House ride at Forest Park. Proceeds from the event benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis, which includes the House located on the campus of Mercy Hospital St. Louis in Creve Coeur. There is still time to sign up and participate. For more information, check out the event's website. Take a look at who appeared earlier this week at the FOX2 studio to help promote the event.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
One year after the devastating tornado brought destruction to the Missouri city, Patch looks back at how your friends and neighbors offered a helping hand to those in need
Almost as if to show the state and the nation that it is on the road back to recovery, high profile remembrances of the May 22, 2011 Joplin Tornado took place a day before the anniversary itself, as President Obama, Governor Nixon and other dignitaries were on hand in the city for Joplin High School's graduation exercises. The tornado and the damage it caused drew many with Creve Coeur ties to jump into action. We thought now would be a good time to reintroduce you to many of those stories here. We might humbly suggest that you might give a thanks to the people mentioned here for what they've done to help put Joplin back on the road to recovery. You can do that in the comment section in each story if you'd like. May 25, 2011:Ronald …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The facility is competing for funds in an online contest this month.
With the click of a button, you can give families the most precious gift of all: time with their seriously ill child. Have you heard of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Metro St. Louis? Maybe you know about our "home-away-from-home" because a friend or family member has found comfort and care in one of our three Houses or one of our three Family Rooms. Maybe you've seen St. Louis' newest Ronald McDonald House at the corner of Ballas and Conway roads, on the campus of Mercy Children's Hospital. Maybe you've supported us by dropping your spare change in the canister at your local McDonald's restaurant. Or maybe you'd like to find out more about our mission and how you can help. If that's the case, please see what our volunteers and staff, …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Creve Coeur Students compete for a chance to help provide "A Big Return".
This picture figures to "stick" around the halls of Parkway Northeast Middle School for quite some time. Students there wrapped up a fundraising campaign to support The Big Return, a grassroots effort to help students create change in the world around them. Sixth grade students won a grade-level contest to see who could raise the most money. Together, the school raised $439.75, with the winning students entitled to select an administrator to tape to the wall during lunch. Kevin Beckner was the lucky one. Proceeds from the contest will benefit the Ronald McDonald House and Haven House, in Creve Coeur.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Police officers pitch in as elves during a trip Tuesday to Mercy Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House.
Santa is gearing up for his official visit to Creve Coeur this coming weekend, but he made a special trip to town Tuesday, with an escort of elves from the Creve Coeur Police department as he visited Mercy Children's Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House next door. The jolly old elf dropped by to see kids who were getting care from as far as Jefferson City and as near as Ballwin. The visit to the hospital was made possible by donations from Creve Coeur Police Department employees as well as their children, who brought gifts to a recent Breakfast with Santa event. The St. Louis Elk Lodge #9 also made a donation to the effort. Once Santa and his crew were done at the hospital, they stopped at the Ronald McDonald House and presented staff …
Friday, October 14, 2011
Some traffic on Conway Road will be closed to make room for runners.
Drivers around Creve Coeur will want to be on the lookout for two-legged traffic Saturday morning. As part of the Missouri Baptist University 5K Run/Walk For Ronald eastbound traffic on Conway Road will be closed between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. while participants make their way from Missouri Baptist University, through the Balcon Estates subdivision, continuing eastward to the Ronald McDonald House on the campus of Mercy Hospital St. Louis. “We hope that motorists will be patient and cautious as they drive in this area on Saturday” Creve Coeur Police Department Sgt. Jon Romas said in a statement. “There should be minimal interruption to normal traffic.”
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Jacob Cytron's efforts were a boon to the Ronald McDonald House in Creve Coeur.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- James Baer
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Editor's note: Information provided by the communications staff at Ronald McDonald House Charities. Seventh-grader Jacob Cytron of Ladue Middle School spent a recent day standing outside the Schnuck’s store at Ladue Crossing, collecting items in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Metro St. Louis—but this was no ordinary can collection. With the help of his parents, Jacob organized an efficient, foolproof system of accumulating a specific set of goods, which totaled more than 30 bags in just four hours. But before he stationed himself outside of the store asking for donations, Cytron did his research. He knew that planning was key. After he selected Ronald McDonald House Charities of Metro St. Louis as the beneficiary of his …
Friday, June 17, 2011
Registration for the races at Forest Park opens at 5 a.m. Saturday.
The second annual Ronald McDonald House Charities Bike Ride Saturday will have it all sorts of participants--professional cyclists, recreational riders, and families riding with Ronald McDonald himself. Todd Seabaugh, veteran cyclist and chairman of the bike ride, said he got the idea from the annual Kids and Clays Sporting Tournament which also benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). “My brother, Brad, chairs the event, which is held every year, so I was talking to another cyclist and said we should really set up a bike ride for the house. It took a couple of years to get it lined up, but last year, we had our inaugural event.” Seabaugh said registration begins at 5 a.m. “for those last minute-minded people.” The ride has …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Emergency responders, donations making an impact in tornado-ravaged Southwest Missouri.
In the past week, a handful of people with Creve Coeur ties have made the trip from St. Louis to Joplin as part of various efforts to help in the aftermath of a powerful tornado which has killed more than 130 people, with the number of people unaccounted for dwindling by the hour. Kim O'Dell, a stylist at SportsClips, went down on Saturday, bringing along with her children's clothing donations she had collected at salons in Creve Coeur and St. Charles. Friday, she reported collecting so much that someone else would be joining her to deliver a second car of items. Thursday, a contingent of firefighter-paramedics from the Creve Coeur Fire Protection District returned from the devastated city following a 2 day deployment as part of a county-…
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Joplin's RMH did not get hit in Sunday's tornado.
Creve Coeur's Ronald McDonald House, located on the campus of St. John's Mercy Medical Center, has only been open for a few short months. But in that period of time, it has already seen the outpouring of support in its own time of need, when a water pipe burst in December and damaged a number of rooms. Now, Creve Coeur is returning the favor. Staff and house residents spent time late Tuesday afternoon loading up a van with soap, shampoo and other supplies to deliver to the Ronald McDonald House in Joplin, MO. The Joplin facility did not get hit by Sunday's tornado, according to local officials, but is located between the city's two hospitals, including the St. John's Regional Hospital,which sustained serious damage that forced a full …