“Taste of Harford” presents $7,500 to Fisher House
Silver Springs, MD (March 3, 2009)—On the grounds of Walter Reed Army Medical Center, McDonald’s LPGA Championship Executive Director, Alice Miller, and Harford County Director of Economic Development, James Richardson, representing the tournament’s Taste of Harford event, presented Fisher House Foundation, Inc. with a check for $7,500.
“Fisher House is the embodiment of Ronald McDonald House Charities and the McDonald’s LPGA Championship mission statement—giving back to a community in need. Like the Ronald McDonald House, Fisher House is a remarkable support program keeping families together during a most difficult recovery period, and we are honored and humbled to make this donation today , ” said Alice Miller.
Jim Richardson added, “Harford County holds our military in the highest esteem—putting themselves in harms way to defend and protect all of us. This donation is a way for us to say thank you to these brave men and women and their families for all they have given and endured.”
About the McDonald’s LPGA Championship
The Championship is one of four “majors” on the LPGA Tour and attracts over 90,000 spectators annually. It remains one of the country’s top fundraisers for children around the word. Since its inception in 1981, over $46 million has been raised for Ronald McDonald House Charities® and other children’s charities.
About Taste of Harford
A Harford County fundraising event, promoting area chefs and restaurants, with all proceeds helping local community and charitable organizations.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities®
A non?profit, 501 (c)(3), that creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. RMHC fulfills its mission by creating programs that address targeted needs, and by supporting these programs through its global network of local Chapters in 51 countries and regions.
About Fisher House®
Located on the grounds of every major military center and many VA medical centers, Fisher House facilities provide a comforting “home away from home” while a loved one is receiving care. These homes enable America’s military families to be together during extended treatment for serious illness or lengthy physical and/or occupational therapy sessions.
McDonald’s LPGA Championship – June 8-14, 2009
Bulle Rock golf course, Havre de Grace, MD
For additional information, visit tournament website: www.mcdslpga.org