The JCU Townsville Fire – the reigning Wattle Valley WNBL champions – will participate in McHappy Day as part of the club’s commitment to the North Queensland community.
Now in its 25th year, McHappy Day has raised over $28 million for Ronald McDonald House Charities thanks to the generosity of the Australian public.
Funds raised on McHappy Day go towards RMHC’s essential programs including Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, the Ronald McDonald Learning Program and Ronald McDonald Family Retreats.
Over the course of the week, the Fire will boast a strong RMHC presence with Micaela Cocks, Darcee Garbin, Cayla George, Nat Novosel and Tamara Tatham participating in the Ronald McDonald Charity Golf Day at Townsville Golf Club.
Teammates Cherie Gallagher, Kate Gaze, Mia Murray, Chevannah Paalvast, Ainsley Walsh and Jacqui Zelenka set to get behind the counter on McHappy Day.
Ronald McDonald House North Queensland will also fundraise at the Fire’s home fixture against the University of Canberra on Sunday, October 18.
“Ronald McDonald House Charities do a wonderful job supporting Australian families who are caring for a seriously ill child,” Fire General Manager Richard Goodbody said.
“I’ve seen this first hand with the support afforded to my own family in a time of need.
“The Fire boasts a strong commitment to the North Queensland community and we’re happy to lend our support and profile to a great cause.”
Over the last 30 years more than 120,000 Australian families have benefited through RMHC programs.
Australia’s 16 Ronald McDonald Houses alone have provided over 95,000 families with a home away from home while they cared for their seriously child at a nearby hospital.