Run for Ronald 5K :: Updated with Race Times and Photos

For the third time in as many years, the University’s annual event raised awareness, funds for its Creve Coeur neighbor.

Nearly 200 MBU friends and family supported the life changing work of the Ronald McDonald House this past Saturday at the “MBU Run for Ronald.”

The event was part of MBU’s 2012 Homecoming.

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The 5k began on MBU’s main campus before ending at the Ronald McDonald House Charities’ 300th house, located on the campus of Mercy Children’s Hospital in West St. Louis County.

This fun run/walk benefited the Ronald McDonald House, which provides a “home away from home” for families of hospitalized children, and students in the MBU Health and Sport Sciences Division.

“This is a great opportunity for MBU and the community to help raise awareness for such a worthy organization,” said Dr. Alton Lacey, MBU president.  “MBU is honored to be associated with the great work of Ronald McDonald House Charities.”

“RMHC is so incredibly excited that Missouri Baptist University has embraced the Ronald McDonald House by hosting the ‘MBU Run for Ronald’ to help welcome us to the neighborhood,” RMHC President Dan Harbaugh said. “Making this new House a home would not be possible without great community partners like MBU who see the value of providing comfortable beds, warm meals, and other comforts of home to families of children being treated at West County hospitals.”

About Ronald McDonald House Charities: Since 1981, RMHC of Metro St. Louis has served as a “home-away-from-home” for more than 30,000 families traveling to St. Louis with seriously ill children.  The Houses provide a comfortable bed, warm meals, hot showers, and a network of families who share the similar burden of having a seriously ill child.  In addition, three Ronald McDonald Family Rooms have provided comfort and care to more than 10,000 families of pediatric inpatients at St. Louis hospitals since 2005.  Ronald McDonald Family Rooms provide many of the same comforts of the House, but within the hospital.

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