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Southern California Chapter

Unifying the efforts of our six houses, a camp, two family rooms and other programs, the Southern California Chapter of Ronald McDonald House Charities is committed to creating a community where children and their families embrace life and healing with a sense of hope, enthusiasm, courage and joy.

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Our Houses

Ronald McDonald Houses located throughout Southern California help families stay close to their child when they need treatment for a serious medical condition. Our Houses provide a home-like setting, close to the region's top hospitals, where families can stay free-of charge for as long as necessary.

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Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times

Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times helps children with cancer and their families find hope, healing and a sense of normalcy at our year-round, medically supervised camp facility.

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Family Rooms

Our Family Rooms provide an oasis for parents and caregivers inside the hospital, giving them a chance to sleep, shower, and connect with other families just steps away from their child’s hospital bed.

Our Impact

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Jarrett and JessikaLong Beach

When Jarrett and Jessika found out they were pregnant in early December 2013, to say they were shocked would be an understatement.

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The Rizkalla Family
The Rizkalla FamilyLong Beach

Right before his birth, it was discovered that Jacob would be born with Esophageal Atresia, a condition where his esophagus had not developed long enough to fully attach to his stomach.

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The Masero Family
The Masero FamilyLong Beach

Nick and Nicole Masero found much needed rest at the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House while their son Jonas was receiving treatment in the NICU.

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Dr. Mel Marks, a founder of the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House
Dr. Mel MarksLong Beach

Dr. Mel Marks had a big decision to make after he graduated from medical school. Southern California was a world away from his home in Montreal, but his friend Dr. Jerry Finklestein “twisted his arm.”

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Silvia Alvarez and David Alonso
Silvia Alvarez and David AlonsoLong Beach

When Ian needed surgery for a tumor in his leg, his parents turned to a specialist in the United States and a “home away from home” in Long Beach.

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Alyssa and service dog Elmo
Alyssa and MoniqueLong Beach

Confronted by a serious medical condition, Alyssa and her mom found hope and friendship at the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House.

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Sponsors of Long Beach Ronald McDonald House

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Norm Wilson & Sons Inc.
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Kingston Technology
Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation logo
Cherese Mari Laulhere Foundation Logo
Don Temple Foundation
Enterprise rent a car Logo
BRAGG Companies Logo
Port of Long Beach
TABC Toyota
Molina Rudy Family Fund
Schulzman Neri Foundation logo
Long Beach Area Convention and Entertainment Center logo
Long Beach Convention and Visitor Bureau Logo
P2S Inc.
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Keesal Young and Logan Logo
Valero Logo
CABE Toyota Logo
Price Transfer Inc. Logo
The Del Re Foundation Inc.
Evalyn M. Bauer Foundation
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