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Volunteer for the Color Run!

colorrunThe Color Run returns to Seattle on May 8th. This 5k fun run promises to be a good time, thanks to colored paint throws, colored foam zones, and even a Rainbow Beach party at the end of the finish line.

If all of that sounds like your idea of paradise, join us as a volunteer! As a part of the “Happiest 5k on the Planet,” you’ll be indispensable in creating the vibrant atmosphere this race is known for, while you hand out water, assist with check-in, rev up the crowd at the finish line, toss color on passing runners or clean up confetti.  We’re looking for anyone age 14 and up who want to keep runners hydrated, motivated, and more importantly: colorful! Volunteers are needed May 8th for shifts from 6:00am-9:00am, 6:30am-12:30pm, and 10:00am-2:00pm at Seattle Center. You’ll receive a free shirt and our everlasting technicolor gratitude. To sign up, visit this page.

If you are interested in running the race, you can also sign up to volunteer. If you volunteer to be part of the check-in party on Saturday, May 7th from 10:30am-3:30pm or 3:00pm-7:30pm at Seattle Center or at Southcenter Mall, you’ll get race entry on Sunday and the participant kit for free. The kit includes a shiny medal, wristbands, t-shirt, paint powder and stickers. To sign up, visit this page.

So join in on the fun! You’ll have the chance to enjoy the shade of palm trees, enjoy island music, take part in unique photo opportunities, and join in on the fun at the Rainbow Beach Party at the end of the race, all while helping RMHC.

Volunteer Spotlight: Coffee Cart

In honor of National Volunteer Week, we’re posting about a volunteer program you may not know about – our Coffee Hour with Seattle Children’s Hospital. Every other Wednesday at 3pm, regular RMHC volunteers Steve & Ann Moll take the Frog Elevator to the 6th floor of Seattle Children’s Hospital, where they greet anyone who wants… Continue Reading

Family Spotlight: The Lovealls

Six year old Elijah loves math, even though he’s just started kindergarten. “Hey Elijah, what’s 49 + 51?” asks his dad. The blonde kid with wide blue eyes takes a moment to think it over. “100!” he shouts, after figuring it out. “Nine plus one is ten, and four plus five is 9…” He goes… Continue Reading

Caleb Throws Out the Puck at Hockey Challenge 2016

Caleb and his family were on the ice on Saturday at the ShoWare Center to drop the puck for the Seattle Thunderbirds vs. Everett Silvertips game! Here’s a photo of the moment everyone was waiting for during Hockey Challenge 2016: the puck drop! Be sure to also check out the latest video of Caleb and… Continue Reading

Interview with a Hockey Captain: Jackie Soo

Jackie Soo got involved with the Hockey Challenge because of her passion for the sport. A natural athlete and Canadian, she has been playing hockey for over 18 years and skating since she was a child. She’s skated with the Hong Kong Women’s Team in several tournaments, and played locally against visiting teams from all… Continue Reading

Meet Caleb: Hockey Challenge Kid Captain

Meet Caleb: Hockey Challenge Kid Captain

Caleb is a seven year old kid who loves Star Wars, Angry Birds, Minecraft, and funny cat videos. His life in Richland, WA was ordinary until two weeks after his parents Ben and Sarah took him to a well-child visit. That’s when their lives changed forever – they found a tumor in his nose, about… Continue Reading

Interview with a Hockey Captain: Alice Tang

Alice Tang embodies the spirit of competition. She loves the challenge of hockey, comparing it to playing football or soccer on ice. “It’s this game that’s incredibly fast, really physical with sometimes bashing into people, though you try not to, and then of course, you realize that you have to do all this while balancing on teeny tiny bits of metal!”… Continue Reading

Interview with a Hockey Captain: John Barr

  We’ll be spotlighting some of the hockey captains who are leading the way for Hockey Challenge this February 27th. Keep your eyes peeled for more interviews in this series throughout the month!  John Barr is a hard-core hockey player and fan, dedicated to helping the Ronald McDonald House through the Hockey Challenge. He started… Continue Reading

First Ronald McDonald House to Open in Alaska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ronald McDonald House at Alaska Native Medical Center to Open in 2017 Anchorage, AK (January 11, 2016) – The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Western Washington & Alaska will expand their current partnership to include the first Ronald McDonald House® in Alaska on one floor of… Continue Reading

Edan’s Story

Last Christmas Eve, Edan’s family received the best gift their family could ask for: they were told that Edan was officially in remission. “I remember gripping onto the doctor as I hugged him, tears in my eyes, quietly saying ‘Thank you, thank you, thank you.’ This was the best gift we could have been given,”… Continue Reading

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