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Ronald McDonald House Gala salutes 40 years of community service

Ronald McDonald House Gala salutes 40 years of community service

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana hosted its 40th Anniversary Gala at The Geraghty on April 22. With 735 guests, the joyous fundraiser celebrated four decades of keeping families of hospitalized children close through five Ronald McDonald Houses, three family rooms and a Care Mobile.

The evening began with a VIP reception honoring house founders. Those in attendance included Charlie Marino, Dr. Ed Baum and Bill Chunowitz (Deming House co-founders); Marlo and Bill Keyser (Advocate House co-founders); Anne Pettigrew (Comer Children's House founder); Jimmy Murray (co-founder of the first house in Philadelphia); Cyndi and Mike Vivoda (Central Dupage...

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