Ronald McDonald House Walk of Love & Certified 5K Run Presented by Walgreens

An annual walk and certified 5k run to benefit the programs and services Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Metro which provides for the families of seriously ill children. Learn More
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Join me in my efforts to support the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island

WALK OF LOVE/5K RUN on Saturday, May 9th

Victoria Raabe was born September 10, 1994 at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. Victoria was born with congenital heart abnormalities, under-developed lungs, bilateral clubbed feet, feeding abnormalities, ptosis and cranial abnormalities. On August 31, 2011 Victoria had a pulmonary valve replacement and was the first at NSH/LIJ to receive the Melody Valve. After the surgery, Victoria ended up with thrombocytopenia, the bone marrow biopsy, pneumonia and tethered spinal cord surgery and spent 48 days at Cohen Children's Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. In May of 2012 Victoria developed severe headaches and was diagnosed with hydrocephalus and Chiari 1 Malformation. She had to undergo another operation for the placement of the VP Strata Valve Shunt. In April 2014 Victoria's tethered cord re-tethered and she needed surgery once again. April 2015, Victoria had Arnold Chiari 1 Decompression Surgery (suboccipital craniectomy and C1 laminectomy) and was in Cohen Children's hospital once again. During all these surgeries we stayed at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island.

Those of you who know Victoria know she is a friendly twenty-five year old and is very sociable. She is now an in-house volunteer for the House. During her tenuous plight of medical procedures, which included long hospital stays, Victoria and her family became acquainted with the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. It became her family's "home-away-from-home" during the most difficult times. The love and support she and her family received during her arduous recovery times have impressed Victoria and her family to continue to volunteer for the House, so other families facing similar situations will know they are not alone. Victoria is continuing the Walk-of-Love tradition her older brother, Sean began twenty four-years ago. The Ronald McDonald House is the House that continues to serve so many families with seriously ill children. The house provides the home, cooks the meals, sleeps the families and dries the tears. You never feel alone. It is a great support system. It is definitely the House that Love Built. Please help this worthy cause by sponsoring Victoria.           

Ken DeGennaro $100.00
Maria Ausiello
Good Luck Victoria
Daniel Raabe $100.00
Michael Galgano $100.00
Jessica P.
Thank you to RMH for all they do for those in need, and thank you Patti and Victoria for all you do too!
Scott & Elizabeth Naness $30.00
Fred & Aida Arnold $10.00
John & Maureen Furnari $25.00
Diane & William Wilson $25.00
Jane Burgoyne $50.00
Richard & Candace Knobloch $50.00
Anthony & Mary Buccheri $200.00
Joseph Panico $50.00
Richard Woodworth/Prudential $2,100.00
Seafood Bagels $100.00
Pequa Park Florists Inc $50.00
Jan & Sal Sanseverino $50.00
Robert Bruney $25.00
Patricia Donnelly $10.00
James kasulka
In memory of suzanne
Paulie D.
I hope you teach your goal!!
Love you Diva♡
The Butler Family $15.00
Janet & Frank Porstner $25.00
Peter J Lorch $30.00
Barbara G Mullen $25.00
Colleen S McHugh $100.00
Lynn Karp Real Estate $200.00
Debra Kirby $50.00
The Greco Family $50.00
Billy $50.00
Connie Mangano
Good Luck Victoria! Not sure if its you or mom who sent this.
Lea Rosato $25.00
Uncle Dave $50.00
Elaine Glen
Maria $25.00
Anonymous $20.00
Kathy Friedman
Hi Patti. I don't go on Facebook as often as I used to. Thank you for the reminder. Wishing you and your family the best.
Kristen Hartung $25.00
Jean Trier
This is a wonderful organization. Thanks to you and Victoria for all your hard work in raising money for deserving children.
Daniel & Cynthia Buttafuoco
God Bless you Patricia, and God Bless Ronald McDonald House
Eileen Woods $25.00
Arthur$Linda Sheran
Have a great. Walk
Annunziato $25.00
Mary Beth & Ed McGarvey
Best of Luck Patti & Victoria!
Loren Fogelson $20.00
John Kelly
Great work Victoria! You are a fantastic young lady!
Maria Culotta $50.00
Karen Ciraulo
Wishing you all the best Victoria . I know you can do it !
Anonymous $20.00
Michelle Ryan
We LOVE Ronald McDonald House Charities and will forever be grateful for them during our time of need. Thank you for walking, Victora! xoxo
Albin Oteri
All the Best Victoria and Patti..
Clancycan Inc
Go Get Em Victoria
THERAPY DOG Rico Lockwood, Ellen and Barbara
Therapy DOG Rico Lockwood, Ellen and Barbara Wishing VICTORIA a great walk and fundraising effort! Go VICTORIA! Ronald McDonald House Vharities New York Metro is fantastic!
The Moore Family
Such a wonderful cause! Love, The Moore’s
Nola Hess $75.00
Love you Patricia! All the best for you and your family!

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