In 1977 a group of committed parents, medical staff and McDonald's owner/operators met to begin planning for the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House, the third house to be chartered nationally.
Fourteen years later, a new 27,780 square foot, 16-room and garage addition was dedicated on April 30, 1994. A unique feature of our House is the long-term housing wing that was designed to meet the special needs of bone-marrow transplant patients. Treatment for these patients requires an extensive hospital stay, anywhere from two to eight months, and the apartment-style wing provides an atmosphere that feels more like home. Each apartment includes a bedroom, living room and kitchenette. Because transplant patients are highly susceptible to infections, the units also have individual ventilation and air conditioning systems.
Today, the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House can accommodate 75 families each night and continues to serve as a “home away from home” for hundreds each year. Since its chartering, the House has served more than 30,000 families from all states in the U.S. and more than 45 countries across the world.
At Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California, they express their mission through their programs, which include six Ronald McDonald Houses in Bakersfield, Inland Empire, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Orange County and Pasadena.
They also operate two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at CHOC Children's Hospital in Orange and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.
They are one of the few Ronald McDonald House Charities chapters across the world that operates a cost-free, medically-supervised Camp for children with cancer and their families, Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times.
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