In honoring the legacy of Shamrock Shake’s integral role in the building of the first Ronald McDonald House, McDonald’s in the DMV will donate $.25 from every McCafé Shamrock Chocolate beverage sold from March 11-17 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC.
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Flashback to the early 1970s: Philadelphia Eagles tight end Fred Hill and his wife Fran’s young daughter Kim was battling leukemia. The couple routinely slept on chairs and benches in the pediatric oncology unit at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to stay by her side. In talking to other families doing the same, the Hills learned that many had traveled from far away so their children could get the best care, and they didn’t have money to pay for hotel rooms. Local pediatric oncologist Dr. Audrey Evans understood the importance of family-centered care and shared her vision for a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill children.