Ride for Ronald

Hi all! I wanted to say a HUGE thank you for all of your generous donations! We raised $1,600 for Ronald McDonald house!!!! The rain held out and we had a blast riding in the Five Boro Bike Tour!! 


Hello All,

When opportunity knocks, answer that door! On May 6th 2018, myself along with my daughter’s Kaitlyn and Kristen, and my brother in law, Bob Young will be participating in the 2018 Five Boro Bike Tour in NYC.
The course is 42 miles in length and represents an opportunity to raise funds for a great cause!

Back in 2015, my daughter Kaitlyn was battling Hodgkins Lymphoma for the fourth time. We were being treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital for over a month. Just a short distance from the hospital, we were housed at the Ronald McDonald House.

During this very difficult time, being only two blocks from Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital was a true blessing. Not only did they provide housing, but also meals, entertainment and over the top support for my loved ones.

I am proud and blessed to say that Kaitlyn is now over three years in remission, and has agreed to take on this 42 mile adventure!

My family is raising funds for the Ronald McDonald House as the motivation during this endeavor. Any donation would be going directly to the Ronald McDonald House to assist other families with children fighting for their health.

We recognize this opportunity and promise to cross that finish line to celebrate life for all families! Thank you in advance for your support and God Bless you and your families!

-Joe Suarez

Hi Friends,

It's Kristen here! The Ronald McDonald House is a space provided for families supporting a child battling cancer. Often times this means that there are also young siblings of the patient. The Ronald McDonald house allowed my brother and I to visit my sister with the support we needed at the time.

My brother and I were able to come and go as we pleased, providing meals, activities and space to decompress after a long day visiting in the hospital. 

Many times we were restricted or unable to be in the same room as my sister depending on different procedures and blood cell count that day. The Ronald McDonald house allowed my parents to have peace of mind that their children were being cared for when their focus was needed at the hospital

I can't explain enough how important this charity is to our family. Any donation large or small can help! My family would like to help give back to a charity that gave so much to us during hard times.

Thank you all for your love and support! 

-Kristen Elyse Suarez
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    • $25 
    • 42 mos
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    • $10 
    • 42 mos
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    • $50 
    • 42 mos
  • Jim & MaryEllen Dover 
    • $100 
    • 43 mos
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    • $100 
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Kristen Suarez 
Wading River, NY
Ronald Mcdonald House New York (Ronald McDonald House New York) 
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