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Dear Friend of the House,


Excitement is building! After years of careful planning and preparation, we're almost ready to break ground on our long-awaited 52,000 square-foot House expansion project.


This important milestone underscores how much our expansion is truly a community effort- we simply could not take on a project of this magnitude without the support, skills, and dedication of our many friends and partners.


We have assembled an amazing team to lead the charge: Vance Brown Inc, responsible for so many wonderful projects at Stanford University, is our builder. Bob McIntire, CEO of Nova Partners, is managing the construction project. Helen Wilmot, RMHS board member and VP of General Services at Stanford Hospital, is chairing our Building Committee. Brad O'Brien, RMHS board member and partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, is handling contracts and legal review.  Stanford University has graciously donated the land parcel adjacent to our current building. Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford has been our true partner in planning and defining the needs for the project.


And you - our friends, volunteers, donors, and supporters - are providing the time, energy, and resources we need to make this expansion a reality.


We thank you for your ongoing support as we continue the fundraising and focused effort necessary to ensure the success of this monumental project. Please visit our Hope is Growing website  for the latest news and updates, and stay tuned this summer as we announce a series of exciting activities to celebrate our groundbreaking.  


We invite everyone in our extended House family to get involved and learn more about what we do, and to celebrate what we, as a community, are building together.


Warm regards,


Laura Boudreau 

Home is Where the Heart is  
Mona and Genevieve (GG) Santoya. GG received a new heart on March 15, 2014.
Back in February, we featured a story about Genevieve (GG) and the Santoya family who first came to stay at the House shortly after GG experienced complete heart failure in July 2013 and was placed on a Berlin heart at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford while she awaited a transplant.

Happily, after eight months of waiting and hoping, GG received a new heart on March 15. A little more than two weeks after her transplant, GG rejoined her mother, father, four sisters, and one brother to recover at the House.

Since then, GG has been growing stronger and healthier each day and has become quite adept at captivating everyone she meets with her adorable smile and enthusiastic greeting of "hi!"

If all goes well at her next biopsy appointment, which mom Mona and GG's doctors feel certain will be the case, little GG and her family will be able to return home to Oregon some time next month.

In the foreseeable future, GG will be returning to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford several times a year for her follow up care. We all look forward to seeing GG grow and thrive in the years to come.

To learn more about how you can help families like the Santoyas stay together during a medical crisis, please visit: 

30th Annual Randy Cross Invitational 

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Join us for a fun-filled day on the links followed by a reception and awards ceremony, plus a live raffle and auction at the beautiful Rosewood Sand Hill!

Spaces are still available for foursomes, threesomes, duos, and singles to play a round at Stanford University Golf Course or Sharon Heights Country Club.
Email Stephanie Spees, events and community relations manager to sign up!

Limited sponsorship opportunities are still available-click to download the sponsorship packet. 

Celebrating Team RMH's 10th Season!  
It's TEAM Time!
Train with Team Ronald McDonald House at Stanford and reach your endurance goals.

What is Team RMH? 
Team RMH is a comprehensive and supportive training and fundraising program geared toward preparing runners and walkers at every level to participate in the the Big Sur Half Marathon on November 16, 2014.

Attend an Information Session and Learn More! 

Want to know more about the many benefits of training with Team RMH? Attend one of our upcoming Information Sessions located at Ronald McDonald House at Stanford.

Upcoming Information Session Dates 
And more...check the sign up page  for additional dates.


Ready to join Team RMH?

If you are ready to join us, we welcome you to the Team RMH family. Register here. 
We encourage you to create a team with family, friends, or co-workers who are also interested in participating.


For more information about the program or to become a Team RMH sponsor, please contact us at, or  download the Team RMH sponsorship packet here (pdf)

Call for Donations 

Your Donations Help Children and Families Feel at  "Home-Away-From-Home"
House families, many of whom are far from home, greatly appreciate being able to celebrate special days together at the House. Your donations help us provide comfort and care to families facing a medical crisis.

Right now, we are accepting donations for the following items:

(donations needed by June 11)
URGENT NEED! Camp Ronald McDonald at Stanford
(donations accepted year-round)
  • slippers
  • grooming kits 
  • small sports or auto related items 
  • gift cards
Summer camp begins soon and we are still in need of donations for tickets to area museums, parks, and other attractions so that children staying at the House can have summertime fun time to remember!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to infection control protocols, all donated items must be new and unused, and perishable items must be individually wrapped. THANK YOU!


If you have any questions or would like any more information about donating to our House programs, please email Erica Lee, program coordinator, or call 650.470.6011.
Events Calendar - Spring and Early Summer 2014 
Upcoming Events

June 9: 30th Annual Randy Cross Invitational Golf Tournament. Learn more. 
June 9: Maserati Raffle Learn more. 
June 15: Father's Day 
June 16, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.: Volunteer information session for ADULTS. Sign up.

July 1, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.: Volunteer information session for TEENS. Sign up
July 15, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.: Volunteer information session for ADULTS. Sign up.  
Our Mission:
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford creates a home-away-from-home and supportive community for families of children with life-threatening illnesses receiving specialized treatment at local hospitals.

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