Ronald McDonald Houses Host Gala, Expand Services

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More than 300 guests enjoyed live entertainment, auctions and a diamond raffle at the Carolina Club on March 21 during Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill's 3rd Annual Storybook Gala.

The event, which featured Aladdin-inspired decorations, characters and food, grossed more than $144,000 for the Ronald McDonald House and its expansion of facilities and services. The house serves families whose children are receiving health care at area hospitals, including the North Carolina Children's Hospital. WakeMed Health & Hospitals recently expanded its partnership with Ronald McDonald House of Durham by offering five bedrooms to support the families of its pediatric and neonatal intensive care patients. The new Ronald McDonald House is within WakeMed's Heart Center Inn, located on the third floor of the WakeMed Heart Center in Raleigh. Learn more at and

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