May 2017
RMHCCIN in the Month of May!
Thank You For Keeping Families Close
Mission Moment: Finding Comfort at the House That Love Built.

To Michael and Tricia Roller, the Ronald McDonald House is nothing short of a  blessing. At just  six-months-old, their daughter Samantha had just been diagnosed with neuroblastoma - a type of childhood cancer that affects the nervous system - and transferred from their hometown of Lafayette, IN to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. There, Samantha soon began several months of intense chemotherapy  treatment. Wanting to be near their baby's side, the Roller Family turned to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana for help.

A Message from our CEO

Central Indiana high school students accept their RMHCCIN scholarship at the May 22 Awards Ceremony at Hilbert Circle Theatre.
McDonald's owner/operators and RMHCCIN scholarship committee members celebrate student achievement along with Ronald McDonald.

Hello warm weather and sunny days! It has been another exciting month for the House! In addition to preparing for many of the great upcoming events you'll read about below, we were pleased to award RMHCCIN scholarships to 25 hard-working and driven high school students last week!  These scholarship recipients were selected based on their academic achievements, community involvement and financial need. 
Congratulations to our 2017 Scholarship Award Recipients:

Avneet Badwal -- Whiteland Community High School
Cherin Kim -- West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School

RMHC African-American Future Achievers
Kasia Crain --  Avon High School   
Nanyamka Day --  Pike High School                
Raven Harvey -- Ben Davis University High School
Nicholas Howard -- Decatur Central High School
Chandler Kelly -- Warren Central High School
Justice Massey -- Warren Central High School
Maya Mays -- Cathedral High School      
Amani Miles -- North Central High School
Makayla Russell -- Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet

Oscar Bibian -- Logansport Community High School
Sydney Castellanos -- Center Grove High School
Lexy Chavez -- Pike High School
Sara Lopez -- Carmel High School           
Jailyn Recinos -- Pike High School
Dariana Salinas -- Ben Davis High School
Matthew Simons -- Carmel High School

RMHC Scholars
Jacob Fritchie -- Palestine High School
Adam McGoff -- North Central High School           
Logan Rayl -- Tri Central High School
Nicholas Seaman -- Greencastle Senior High School
Erika Shellenberger -- Perry Meridian High School
Marissa Vander Missen -- Cathedral High School
Claire Whalen -- Roncalli High School

Mark Your Calendars!
Super Hero Night @ Victory Field
Saturday, June 3

Join us for a "super" good time as the Indianapolis Indians face-off against the Gwinnett Braves on Saturday, June 3!

Special appearances by Superman & Wonder Woman.  Plus, t he first 2,500 fans will receive a super hero cape. 

Players will also wear Superman themed jerseys, which will be auctioned off to benefit RMHCCIN families!

Click here to get your tickets today!

Heroes for the House 5K 
Saturday, June 17

Calling all super heroes! Get your teams together and run, walk, bike or stroll your way over to the NCAA Hall of Champions on Saturday, June 17, for the 11th Annual  IREM  Heroes for the House 5K! Sign up with your coworkers, business partners, family and friends, to compete for awards and prizes, all while raising money for the House!

Register online at

Trivia Night
Wednesday, June 21

Test your knowledge with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana's  Young Professionals Board (YPB)  for Trivia Night on  Wednesday, June 21 at Centerpoint Brewing !

Tickets are $25 ($30 at the door) and include game admission, one (1) drink ticket and appetizers.

Doors open at 6 p.m., trivia starts at 6:30 p.m.

Click here to register online. 


Help Keep Families Close and "Score" Some Great Experiences with our Swing for Kids Silent Auction - Now Live and Open to the Public!



Bid to win: Reds vs. Cubs Diamond tix, parking, food beverage for 4 + ceremonial first pitch!

Bid to win: 8 days & 7 nights in Riveria Maya at a Vidanta destination resort!

Bid to win: (10) admission passes to the Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation Center.
Try your luck at our "Swing for Kids" Golf Tournament silent auction for your chance to bid on a variety of trips, experiences and more! Whether you are joining us for a day of golf or supporting from afar, you can still participate in our silent auction!

You can bid right from your smart phone or computer using Qtego. Just click here to register, go to the "Register for Auction" tab at the top of the screen and fill in the necessary information.

Adopt-A-Room Partner Spotlight: The Huhn Family

The Adopt-a-Room program is a year- long sponsorship of a room or continuing care  apartment at our Limestone and Riley Houses. The program provides families with much more than just a roof over their heads -- it helps to provide support, home-cooked meals and relief from their stressful situations. Most importantly, room partners are helping families focus on what matters most -- their seriously-ill or injured child.

This month, we would like to take the time to thank John Huhn and family for keeping families close year-round with their sponsorship. We appreciate your support!

Pop 'til you Drop on at our 13th Annual Pop Tab & Coin Drop on Monument Circle!

The 13th Annual Pop Tab and Coi n Drop on Monument Circle is just around the corner! Gather those pop tabs and your spare change and meet us on the circle on Friday, July 14 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  for this fun, free and family-friendly event!  

Highlights Include:

To learn more about our pop tab program, please visit our website or contact Rachel Moehle, Marketing Associate at (317) 267-0605 ext. 208 or by e-mail at

Meal Groups Needed for June and July!

Sometimes after a long day at the hospital, a home-cooked meal can make all of the difference, and you have the opportunity to make that difference!

We are in need of meal groups for both our House at Limestone (located on the IUPUI campus) and our House located inside Riley.

Available Upcoming Dinner Dates (House at Limestone)
  • Monday, June 5
  • Tuesday, June 6
  • Thursday, June 29
  • Monday, July 3
  • Thursday, July 6
  • Friday, July 7
  • Sunday, July 9
Available Upcoming Dinner Dates (House at Riley)
  • Saturday, June 3
  • Monday, June 5
  • Tuesday, June 6
  • Friday, June 9
  • Wednesday, June 14
  • Monday, June 19
  • Wednesday, June 21
  • Friday June 23
  • Sunday, June 25
  • Friday, June 30
  • Sunday, July 2
  • Monday, July 3
  • Tuesday, July 4
Dinner spots in mid-late July as well as breakfast dates at both Houses are also available. For full meal availability or to sign-up, please  visit here.

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