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RMHC-CR staff, volunteers and friends celebrating the success of the 2020 Radiothon at Crossgates Mall

Signature Events

Celebrate and support the mission of RMHC-CR at our four signature events

Chad O'Hara with smiling child at RMHC Radiothon

RADIOTHON

Traditionally held on a Friday and Saturday in late January, the Radiothon is our biggest and most anticipated fundraiser of the year. This event raises more than $100,000 annually to help support children and families facing serious health challenges in our community. Those families — along with many of our volunteers, sponsors, partners, and friends — share their stories over the airwaves as we take calls from generous donors across the Capital Region and beyond. It’s a heartwarming event that makes a huge difference!

Visit the 2021 Radiothon event page

39 YEARS OF LOVE

The Albany Ronald McDonald House welcomed its first guest family on June 30, 1982. Since then, countless children have celebrated birthdays, recoveries and other special moments at “The House That Love Built.” Each June, we celebrate our anniversary with a month-long campaign, culminating in a grand parade from the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Med to the front steps of the Ronald McDonald House. We invite our entire community of supporters to be a part of the joyful celebration!

Visit the 39 Years of Love event page

Twin boys celebrating birthday at Albany Ronald McDonald House
Two young girls smiling with prizes from the READ for RMHC-CR program

RAINBOW READ RUN

READ for Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region is a unique, reading-based service program run annually in partnership with elementary schools, middle schools and libraries across our region. For the first time in 2021, we’re introducing an event to support this program and the hundreds of young students who participate each year. A color-filled, family-friendly fun run will give supporters of all ages the opportunity to celebrate the joy of reading with us, all while raising funds for children and families in need.

2021 event page coming soon

HOLDING HANDS, HOLDING HEARTS

Introduced virtually in 2020, this celebration of RMHC of the Capital Region allowed us to continue to raise critical funds for our mission in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether the event is held virtually or in-person in 2021, it will again feature exciting auction and raffle opportunities, as well as moving stories from families whose lives have been touched by our mission. We look forward to re-imagining this event year after year to create the most meaningful and memorable experience possible for our generous friends and supporters.

Visit the 2020 Holding Hands, Holding Hearts event page

Mom and Dad holding two healthy, happy children

Learn More

There are many ways to get involved with RMHC-CR through our signature events! In addition to attending and supporting the events above, consider joining one or more of our volunteer event planning committees or partnering with us to organize a fundraiser of your own. For corporate partners, we offer a myriad of opportunities to support and be recognized at our events, from single event sponsorships to our year-round annual partnership package.

To learn more, please contact Sue Nigra, Director of Development, at (518) 438-2655.

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