Ronald McDonald House Announces Annual Charity Fundraiser, Wine Women & Shoes

(SAVANNAH, GA) Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire will host the third annual Wine, Women & Shoes, on Thursday, April 21 at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, located at 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah GA 31401.

Featured this year is teenage cancer survivor, Jillian’s Challenge. Inspired by the work of the Ronald McDonald House (RMH), 17 year old Jillian Drapper is working to give other children and families the opportunity to have the support that she and her mom experienced here in Savannah at RMH. Of course, she wants to do it “her way.” Drapper’s Challenge: help her raise money for the House by setting goals to have Executive Director Bill Sorochak change something about himself. The goals: $5,000 (Sorochak pierces his ear)/ $10,000 (Sorochak shaves his head) and $25,000 (Sorochak gets a tattoo). For more on Drapper’s Challenge

Wine Women & Shoes is a night features 11 pouring stations with 30 different wines, and food from over 15 local restaurants. Shopping stations will be set up, and the event will have a live auction and fashion show. During the mystery key events, two winners will walk away with over $10,000 of items with 100% of the event proceeds benefiting the RMH.

The funds raised during this event goes towards helping to ensure care for the critically ill children and their families in the coastal empire. For tickets or more information contact RMH at 912.350.7641 or on the web at

The Title Sponsors of the 2016 Wine Women and Shoes event are Ameris Bank and the Coastal Heritage Society. Other our event sponsors include: Advanced A/V, Volvo of Savannah, Savannah Magazine, Savannah Morning News, iHeart Radio, Sadowski & Company, Low Country Dermatology, ExPERCARE, Chatham Orthopedic Associates, Georgia Power, Walker T. Pendarvis D.M.D., Savannah McDonald’s Operator’s Association, Savannah Coca-Cola Bottling Company, South Georgia Graphics, NLAWS Produce, Cecilia Russo Marketing, John Davis Florist and hosted by WTOC.

Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) of the Coastal Empire is a registered 501©3, non-profit that operates solely on donations. The cornerstone program is the Savannah Ronald McDonald House that provides more than 4170 family night stays each year with a “Home away from home.” Other core programs include the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms® in St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital and Children’s Hospital at Memorial Hospital Medical Center and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, a mobile dental clinic providing free dental cleanings and examinations, care to underserved, school-age children in Beaufort County (SC).

Jillian was 15 years old when she came to the House. She was in a fight she didn’t ask for, battling Cancer-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Having her mom by her side at the Ronald McDonald House made a difference. Now, two years into her fight, Jillian is in remission. She is now an ambassador for the Children at Ronald McDonald House Charities here in Savannah, and she is just one of a thousand examples of why we need your help. For more on Jillian’s Challenge

Bill Sorochak
Executive Director
Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of the Coastal Empire
t. (912) 350-7641 ext. 304
f. (912) 350-2309
c. (864) 906-8496
4710 Waters Avenue
Savannah, Georgia, 31404

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