May 2016
Summer is approaching and we have many wonderful events to celebrate the season! Coming up in June we have the 10th Annual Heroes for the House 5K and our 30th Annual "Swing for Kids" Golf Tournament. Then, on July 15, you'll want to join us for our 12th Annual Pop Tab and Coin Drop on Monument Circle as we attempt to break a Guinness world record for the most aluminum can tabs recycled in 24 hours!

As always, we're incredibly grateful for the opportunities provided by supporters like you and our wonderful partners who make it possible to host these events and keep families close when they need each other most. I am looking forward to seeing many of you this summer as we are out and about sharing our mission and message in the community.

Take care,

Michelle Study-Campbell, CEO


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Bottled Water
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A Light in the Darkness
When Jacki Caudill was suddenly diagnosed with a dangerous and life-threating condition known as pre-eclampsia, doctors knew they had to act fast. At just 28 weeks pregnant, the risk associated with premature birth meant that her child's best chance for survival would be at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in Indianapolis. Scared and confused, Jacki was life-lined from St. Francis Hospital in Greenwood, IN, to IU Health University Hospital for an emergency caesarean section delivery.

On February 20, 2012, Jacki and her husband, Aaron, welcomed their baby girl weighing less than 2lbs, and just 12" in length. Her arrival was so unexpected that the Caudills had yet to even decide on a name for her. "The days to follow all became a blur, but the one thing I knew for certain was that I was not leaving her side," says Jacki.

Indy Racing Experience + RMHCCIN = One-of-a-kind Racing Experience

Have you ever wanted to take a lap around the world famous track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway? Now's your chance!

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway have teamed up to offer a one-of-a-kind racing experience where fans have the unique opportunity to experience the high speeds of IndyCar racing.

Upon purchase of a RMHCCIN Victory Lap Ride, $20 will be donated to the House. Or you can get 20% off of a High Speed Race Experience with the promo code "RMH1," and that 20% will be donated to the House. Choose your experience.
12th Annual Pop Tab and Coin Drop on Monument Circle

You've been collecting and we've been waiting. It's almost that time of year again to gather your collection of pop tabs and join us on Friday, July 15, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at our 12th Annual Pop Tab & Coin Drop on Monument Circle!

This event is fun for all ages and includes food, games, live music, and even an appearance by Ronald McDonald! Adding to the excitement this year is our attempt to break a Guinness world record for the most aluminum can tabs recycled in 24 hours. Haven't had time to collect any tabs but still want to make a contribution? We've got you covered. Along with the pop tab drop, we will also be holding a coin drive. So, keep collecting those tabs, start saving those coins and come make a difference!

Thank you, Katie!

RMHCCIN would like to thank Katie Duckett for hosting the 5th annual Mother's Day Tea Party at the Ronald McDonald House at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.

The Mother's Day Tea Party was created by Katie Duckett, a former Riley Hospital and Ronald McDonald House mom, in 2011 when she experienced her first Mother's Day at Riley while her daughter had open-heart surgery. "I felt it was important to honor the women experiencing the same things I was five years ago and offer a little respite and a token of appreciation for the moms of children who are currently receiving treatment at Riley," says Katie.

For five years now, moms have had the opportunity to take a break from their child's hospital room and enjoy some delicious treats, teas and specialty gift items. This wouldn't have been possible without Katie's vision and drive to continue to help make RMHCCIN a home-away-from-home.

Register for the 10th Annual IREM Heroes for the House 5K today!

Superheroes, dust off your capes and join us for the 10th Annual IREM Heroes for the House 5K, formerly known as Run for Ronald, on Saturday, June 18, from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.!

This superhero-themed 5K will start at the NCAA Hall of Champions and continue through the Indianapolis Downtown Canal. Choose your superpower (running, walking, or biking) and save the day at this family, dog, and stroller-friendly event! In addition to the 5K, there will also be a free Rookie Run for superheroes in training (children ages 2-10). Each participant will receive a t-shirt and entry into the NCAA Hall of Champions after the event. Teams who have the biggest group of superheroes and raise the most money will receive additional awards.

What are you waiting for? Register today!

Register for the 30th Annual "Swing for Kids" Pro-Am Golf Tournament today!

Calling all golfers: bring your "A" game on Thursday, June 23, for the 30th Annual "Swing for Kids" Pro-Am Golf Tournament at Broadmoor Country Club!

This tournament will pair one professional golfer with each amateur foursome and will begin with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. All golfers will receive a shirt, lunch and dinner. Make sure you come out to the green and enjoy some golf, a silent auction and entertainment!

Register today and visit our website to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

For more information, contact Development Officer, Sonya Robinson, at (317) 267-0605, ext. 227 or by e-mail at
Sun King's "Save Your Tabs" Challenge

In the fifth installment of their "Save Your Tabs" Challenge, Sun King is collecting tabs from April 14 - August 13, to help support the House.

Drop off your collection of tabs on Saturday, August 13, at their downtown brewery location: 135 N. College Ave. in Indianapolis. Sun King will weigh your tabs and reward you with some awesome prizes, including gift cards, pint glasses, private brewery tours/tastings, and more! Visit their blog to learn more about the "Save Your Tabs" challenge.
RMHC Central Indiana Honors 25 High School Students

David Peterson, RMHCCIN Board President, congratulates scholarship recipients at the scholarship awards ceremony on May 12 at the Hilbert Circle Theatre.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana recognizes the importance of continuing education and the expenses associated with obtaining a college degree. To assist with college finances, RMHCCIN awarded 25 Central Indiana high school seniors each with a $5,000 scholarship. The scholarship recipients were selected based on their academic achievements, community involvement and financial need. 
Congratulations 2016 Scholarship Award Recipients!:

Mayesha Awal -- Lawrence North HS               
Stanley Liu -- Carmel High School

RMHC African-American Future Achievers
Aaliyah Coe  -- Shortridge High School     
Brittany Davis -- Ben Davis High School                 
Laurence Laffoon  -- Bloomington High School North
Deja Minor -- Lawrence North High School
Tavonte Paige -- North Central High School
Richard Townsend -- North Central High School           
Bryttany Tyler -- Cathedral High School      
Brooklyn Williams -- Anderson High School
Ebony Wilson -- Pike High School     
Gladys Chavez -- Shelbyville Senior High School
Kendra Figueroa -- Logansport Community High School
Cinthia Gonzales --Logansport Community High School
Dioseline Jimenez-Diaz -- Broad Ripple High School
Daniel Pinzon Giraldo -- North Central High School
Alex Rodriguez -- Anderson Preparatory Academy
Cinthia Solis -- Robinson High School

RMHC Scholars
Rebecca Halcomb -- Seymour Senior High School
Abigail Hayes -- Cornerstone Academy       
Erin Montgomery -- Warren Central High School
Kaidlyne Neukam -- North Montgomery High School
Mikayla Stanfield -- North Clay Community High School
Brandon Stetler -- McCutcheon High School
Thomas Veerkamp -- Lebanon Senior High School