Sponsorship to be celebrated through a month-long Facebook campaign
TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - Foresters™, a life insurance provider
committed to the well-being of families, has invested $100,000 in a new
sponsorship with Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), to help
support programs that directly improve the health and happiness of
The Ronald McDonald House® program provides a "home-away-from-home" for
families to stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no
cost. The program allows families to stay together, helping their
children heal faster and cope better.
Foresters has provided volunteer support to individual Ronald McDonald
Houses across North America for the past decade, supporting thousands
of children and their families. This new sponsorship will result in an
even greater involvement from Foresters at local Ronald McDonald Houses
and events through various programs.
"When children are seriously ill, they need Mom and Dad to be there for
them. I'm delighted Foresters can help keep families close together at
a critical time through our sponsorship of Ronald McDonald House
Charities. It's a great way for us to demonstrate our commitment to
family well-being," said George Mohacsi, Foresters President and CEO.
To celebrate, Foresters will give up to an additional $10,000 to RMHC in
a month long Facebook campaign called "Foresters 4 Ronald McDonald
House Charities." From September 6 to October 6, 2011, Foresters will
donate $4 to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) for every new user
who likes the Foresters Facebook page. The online program will be
promoted on Foresters and RMHC social media pages.
"We are very excited to join forces with Foresters on this initiative
that encourages people to actively support both organizations," said
Tim Kennedy, senior director, RMHC. "The families that rely on RMHC
find strength from each other, staff, volunteers and supporters like
Foresters, and we are grateful for their commitment."
Founded in 1874 as a fraternal benefit society, Foresters™ champions the
well-being of families through quality life insurance, unique member
benefits and inspiring community activities. Foresters shares its
financial strength with more than 835,000 members in the United States,
Canada and the United Kingdom. Unity Life of Canada1, a wholly owned subsidiary of Foresters, represents Foresters in
Canada. For more information, please visit, www.foresters.com.
Foresters™ the trade name and a trademark of The Independent Order of
Foresters, a fraternal benefit society, 789 Don Mills Road, Toronto,
Canada M3C 1T9; its subsidiaries are licensed to use this mark.
1Unity Life of Canada, a Foresters company, is a wholly owned subsidiary
of The Independent Order of Foresters
About Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), a non-profit, 501 (c) (3)
corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve
the health and well being of children. Through its global network of
local Chapters in 53 countries and regions, its three core programs,
the Ronald McDonald House®, Ronald McDonald Family Room® and Ronald
McDonald Care Mobile®, and millions of dollars in grants to support
children's programs worldwide, RMHC provides stability and resources to
families so they can get and keep their children healthy and happy. All
RMHC-supported programs provide a bridge to quality health care and
give children and families the time they need together to heal faster
and cope better. For more information, www.rmhc.org or follow us on Twitter (@RMHC) and Facebook (Facebook.com/RMHC
Ronald McDonald House Charities, RMHC, Ronald McDonald House, Ronald
McDonald Family Room, and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile are all
registered trademarks of McDonald's Corporation or its affiliates and
are used with permission.
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