APSU’s chapter of Alpha Delta Pi raised $13,327 for the Ronald McDonald House on Saturday, April 2, with their annual Run for Ronald 5k and 1-mile fun run on the APSU intramural field.

According to the Ronald McDonald House website, “A Ronald McDonald House is that ‘home-away-from-home’ for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost.”

Each year Alpha Delta Pi hosts several events throughout the year to raise money and awareness for the house.

Students and community members were invited to attend the event in the days leading up to the fun run, and they were able to register both online and in the Foy during select hours.

The Ronald McDonald House was founded in 1974 in Philadelphia.

The website says the mission of the Ronald McDonald House is to “create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and wellbeing of children. Guiding us in our mission are our core values: lead with compassion, focus on the critical needs of children, celebrate the diversity of our people and our programs, value our heritage, and operate with accountability and transparency.”

The Ronald McDonald House has four other philanthropic mediums: the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles, grants and the Ronald McDonald House U.S. Scholarships.

For the past 42 years, The Ronald McDonald house has been providing resources for families whose children are battling life-threatening diseases.

The Ronald McDonald House is one of ADPi’s philanthropic organizations.