THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF CHARLESTON LAUNCHES ITS 30TH YEAR CELEBRATION CAMPAIGN : WEAR RED SHOES.COM
Charleston, SC – The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charleston (RMHCC) was built almost 30 years ago as a home away from home for families of seriously ill children in our area hospitals. What started as a 12 bedroom house has grown into 27 bedrooms, 7 of which are for children who have received transplants. The House is open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
Part of the year-long campaign is to display 12 different local celebrities, wearing Ronald’s Big Red Shoes, on billboards around the Charleston area. The 1st billboard went up 1/30/13 and portrays Darius Rucker in the shoes. The billboard is located on I-26 right before Cosgrove Exit heading West towards Columbia.
RMHCC is trafficking all interest to the website www.wearredshoes.com Here you can find out all about wearing red shoes, donating, volunteering and ways to help raise money for the House. The RMHCC would like to see the entire community ‘in red shoes’.
There will be different billboards featured every month- so stay tuned to see who will be next. RMHCC will also be having many fun events and contests throughout the year!
Wearing red shoes has become a symbol for joining others to make a difference to families of seriously ill children. The families are going through their darkest time and the RMHCC task is to join them in their journey as they help their child fight for their lives. To wear the red shoes, all you have to be is someone who is ready to help. Red Shoes are one size fits all, and there are many ways to help.
To get involved- check out the website www.wearredshoes.com Then put on your own red shoes, lace them up and put your best (big, red) foot forward and join RMHCC in going forward to the next 30 years. You will discover that wearing red shoes makes you smile, inside and out.
If you would like more information on this topic, please do not hesitate to contact Rachel Hubbard at Rachel@rmhcharleston.org or 843-723-7957