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The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire Fifth Annual Wine Women & Shoes Fundraiser

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire Announces Fifth Annual Wine Women & Shoes Fundraiser Set for May 3

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Fifth Annual Wine Women & Shoes fundraiser will be held on Thursday, May 3 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Savannah, located at 2 W Bay St. This major fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire benefits families of seriously ill and injured children.

“Last year we raised more than $150 thousand and we have worked hard to help make this year’s fundraiser supporting the Ronald McDonald House our best ever,” said Bill Sorochak, executive director. “We are expecting a sell-out crowd of more than 600 guests for a fabulous evening of sip-sational wines, fabulous shopping, charming ‘Shoe Guys’ and savory foods.”

Kicking off at 6:00 p.m., VIP ticket holders will be allowed early access to the Hyatt’s Harborside Room (the glass room on River Street) to peruse items for sale and get first dibs on the coveted Keys-to-the-Closet and Key-to-the-Cellar raffles. Then, at 7:00 p.m., the doors will open for everyone else to join the festivities.

“We say that this event can change your shoes but its real mission is to change lives,” Sorochak added. “One hundred percent of the funds raised in the Coastal Empire stays here to help our residents cope with the stress and expense of daily living while trying to be close and emotionally strong for their child. In 2017, we provided 4,270 family night stays at the Ronald McDonald House. An event like this can provide 1,600 of those family-night stays.”

Sorochak projects proceeds from this year’s Wine Women & Shoes may top previous years due, in part, to the continued support from local McDonald’s restaurant owners and operators as well as the dedication of partners since the event’s inception – Ameris Bank, Dr. Corinne Howington of Low Country Dermatology and Cecilia Russo Marketing.

Tickets are now on sale and sponsor opportunities are also available. For tickets or more information, contact Bill Sorochak at bill@rmhccoastalempire.org or visit http://www.winewomenandshoes.com/savannah.

MORE ABOUT WINE WOMEN & SHOES
Wine Women & Shoes is the brainchild of Napa Valley vintner, Elaine Honig. While chatting with a girlfriend about the growing popularity of wine and food pairing events, they jokingly said, “Wine and shoe pairings would be a lot more fun!” And they were right. WW&S events are now in 50 cities across the country, and they have raised more than $22,000,000 for women and children’s causes. Wine Women & Shoes fundraisers create an opportunity for partnerships between charities, wineries, shoe and accessory retailers, corporate sponsors and women in the community. In addition to raising money, these events raise awareness for charities, increase sales for wineries and retail partners, and provide community outreach for corporate sponsors. For more information, visit http://www.winewomenandshoes.com/savannah

MORE ABOUT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire is to create, find and support programs that directly enhance the health and well-being of children and families. The Savannah Ronald McDonald House has thirteen bedrooms and operates on a waiting list most of the year. The House provides a “home away from home” for families who live more than thirty miles away and who have a critically ill or injured child receiving treatment at Memorial Children’s Hospital, Candler Hospital, or where needed in the Coastal Empire.

MEDIA CONTACT
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing
info@crussomarketing.com
912-665-0005

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Sponsors of Savannah Maritime After Hours Donates $1,500 to Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire

Sponsors of Savannah Maritime After Hours Donates $1,500 to Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire

(SAVANNAH, GA) For the fourth consecutive year, Savannah Maritime After Hours has made a donation of $1,500 to the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire.

Maritime After Hours Presents Check to Ronald McDonald House of Coastal Empire

(From left to right) Larry Hearn and Ryan Faulk of Savannah River Logistics, Ben Goldberg of JIT Warehousing and Logistics, Jed Young and Billy Robinson of Port City Logistics, and Bill Sorochak, Executive Director of the Ronald Mcdonald House of the Coastal Empire

Maritime community leaders, Ben Goldberg of JIT Warehousing and Logistics, Larry Hearn and Ryan Faulk of Savannah River Logistics, Billy Robinson and Jed Young of Port City Logistics, presented the check to Bill Sorochak, executive director of the Ronald Mcdonald House of the Coastal Empire.

The donation was raised through after-hours networking events held the first Wednesday of each month. The donation was increased this year by $500 to support the growing needs of the House and their residents.

“We are incredibly thankful for Savannah Maritime’s annual donation,” said Sorochak. “This year’s monetary increase will allow our organization to help our families even more, and I can’t stress to the public enough that, really, every penny means something to us.”

For more information on this donation or on how to get your organization added to the recipient list, contact Billy Robinson at billy@portcitylogistics.com.

ABOUT THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE© OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE
One of 365 Ronald McDonald Houses worldwide, each House is an independent non-profit, 501©3 community organization. The Savannah House is governed by a 16-member board of directors and managed by a full-time staff of four. The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities© of the Coastal Empire is to create, find and support programs that directly enhance the health and well-being of children and families. The House has thirteen bedrooms and operates on a waiting list most of the year. The Savannah Ronald McDonald House provides a “home away from home” for critically ill and injured children and their families who are receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital at Memorial, Candler Hospital, or where needed in the Coastal Empire. Since the House first opened its doors 30 years ago in 1987, over 10,200 families have been served. The House currently serves approximately 290 families each year. Although the average length of stay runs 16 days, some families stay much longer.

CONTACT
Billy Robinson
CEO, Port City Logistics, Inc.
billy@portcitylogistics.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC
912.665.0005
info@crussomarketing.com

Wine Women & Shoes Annual Fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House Announced for April 27

Wine Women & Shoes Annual Fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House Announced for April 27
A Night of Tasting, Shopping and Catwalking to Raise Money for the Critically Ill Children at the House

(SAVANNAH, GA) Ronald McDonald House Charities® of the Coastal Empire (RMHC®) will host its fourth annual Wine, Women & Shoes, on Thursday, April 27 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, located at 2 W Bay St, Savannah, GA 31401.

Change your Shoes, Change a child’s life. With 11 pouring stations set up featuring 30 different wines, as well as food from over 16 local restaurants, the signature fundraiser for the RMHC® is a night of tasteful fashion for a good cause.

Shopping stations will be set up throughout, and the event will have a live auction and fashion show. During the Key to the Closet and Key to the Cellar game, two winners will walk away with over $10,000 of items and merchandise. Guests are also encouraged to mingle with RMHC® Shoe Guys to be considered for the “King of Sole” contest.

All the proceeds from this event will directly benefit the RMHC® to ensure care for the critically ill children and their families.

“This year marks our House’s 30th anniversary,” said Bill Sorochak, executive director. “We are proud to feature 12-year-old Brian Murkison and his family. A 2011 car accident brought the entire family to the Memorial Hospital Campus. After a couple of days, the family was released from the Hospital except for Brian who remained in a coma for over a month. The Murkison’s have been a part of our Ronald McDonald House family ever since. We can’t thank the community enough for helping this family and the other families we host at the House.”

The Title Sponsors of the 2017 Wine Women and Shoes event for the 4th year is Ameris Bank.

Other event sponsors include: Advanced A/VVolvo of SavannahExPERCARE (Urgent Care)Savannah MagazineSavannah Morning NewsiHeart RadioSadowski & CompanyLow Country Dermatology, Periatrix, Chatham Orthopedic AssociatesNational DistributingPrime Wine & SpiritsGeorgia PowerSavannah McDonald’s Operator’s AssociationMemorial HospitalInternational PaperSavannah Coca-Cola Bottling CompanySouth Georgia GraphicsSeacrest PartnersCecilia Russo MarketingJohn Davis Florist, Roots Southern Salon and hosted by WTOC and emcee Mike Cihla.

For tickets or more information contact RMHC® at 912.350.7641 or on the web at http://winewomenandshoes.com/savannah.

Wine Women and Shoe Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire

 

ABOUT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE
Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of the Coastal Empire is a registered 501c3, 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).

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

Low Country Dermatology Presents Donations to the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire

Low Country Dermatology Presents Donations to the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire

(SAVANNAH, GA) For the third consecutive year, Low Country Dermatology held a holiday donation drive to collect needed supplies for the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of the Coastal Empire and to help stock a “holiday store” for RMHC families. The donations were presented to Bill Sorochak, executive director of RMHC.

“The stress of having a child in the hospital is often overwhelming, and having to think about buying holiday gifts has to be the farthest thing from a parent’s mind,” said Dr. Corinne Howington, who owns Low Country Dermatology. “I’m so thankful for my patients, community and staff who brought so many items into our office. It really makes a difference.”

Items donated to the holiday store allow parents who are staying at the Ronald McDonald House to pick out presents for their children and other family members.

Collected items included: stuffed animals, bath toys, teething toys, board books and interactive toys (blocks, rattles), nerf and Fisher Price toys, board games, toy trucks, dolls and dress-up clothes, adult coloring books and colored pencils, books, snacks, high efficiency free and clear laundry detergent and dryer sheets, hand sanitizer and hand soap, disposable bowls, plates utensils and gloves, trash bags, sponges and liquid dish soap, tissues, and disinfectant wipes.

“We are dedicated to providing a ‘home away from home’ for seriously ill or injured children and their families who are receiving treatment at area hospitals,” said Sorochak. “Every donation helps ensure we can stretch the dollars that support our 13-bedroom house in Savannah to better serve the families who depend on us. We are so grateful she has stepped up year after year to help them.”

The mission of the Ronald McDonald House Charities is to create, find and support programs that enhance the health and well-being of children and families. The house operates on a waiting list most of the year. For more information, visit http://www.rmhccoastalempire.org/about-our-house.html

Low Country Dermatology is located at 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A Savannah, GA 31406. For more information, visit lcderm.com.

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Corinne Howington of Low Country Dermatology presents donations collected for the Ronald McDonald House to executive director Bill Sorochak

 

ABOUT LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY
Low Country Dermatology specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Dr. Corinne Howington is a board certified dermatologist with expertise in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Low Country Dermatology is located at 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A Savannah, GA 31406. For more information, visit lcderm.com.

Media Contact:
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing
info@crussomarketing.com
912-665-0005

Sponsors of Savannah Maritime After Hours Donate to the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire

(SAVANNAH, GA) For the third consecutive year, Savannah Maritime After Hours presented the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire a $1,000 donation. Maritime community leaders Ben Goldberg, JIT Warehousing and Logistics; Larry Hearn, Savannah River Logistics and Jed Young, Port City Logistics, presented the check to the RMHC executive director, Bill Sorochak.

The donation was raised through the after-hours networking event held the first Wednesday of each month. The Maritime community prides itself as being “a huge economic engine.” Donations like this $1,000 to the RMHC are made possible through the ongoing success of the Maritime After-Hours programs.

For more information on this donation or how to get your organization added to the recipient list, contact Billy Robinson at billy@portcitylogistics.com.

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(LEFT TO RIGHT) Bill Sorochak, RMHC executive director, accepts donation from Savannah Maritime After Hours sponsors, Jed Young, Port City Logistics, Ben Goldberg, JIT Warehousing and Logistics, and Larry Hearn, Savannah River Logistics.

ABOUT THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE
One of 289 Ronald McDonald Houses worldwide, each House is an independent non-profit, 501 c (3) community organization. The Savannah House is governed by a 21-member Board of Directors and managed by a full-time staff of four. The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire is to create, find and support programs that directly enhance the health and well-being of children and families. The House has thirteen bedrooms and operates on a waiting list most of the year. The Savannah Ronald McDonald House provides a “home away from home” for families who live more than thirty miles away and who have a critically ill or injured child receiving treatment at Memorial Children’s Hospital, Candler Hospital, or where needed in the Coastal Empire. Since the House first opened its doors in 1987, over 8,700 families have been served. The house currently serves approximately 250 families each year. Although the average length of stay runs 16 days, some families stay much longer.

CONTACT
Billy Robinson
CEO, Port City Logistics, Inc.
billy@portcitylogistics.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cecilia Russo 
Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC
912.665.0005
info@crussomarketing.com

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 https://give.everydayhero.com/us/jillians-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 http://winewomenandshoes.com/savannah.

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.

ABOUT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE
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).

ABOUT JILLIAN DRAPPER
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 https://give.everydayhero.com/us/jillians-challenge#/

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

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The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire Announces 2016 Board Members

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire (RMHC) is pleased to announce three new members have joined its 2016 Board of Directors. The Board has also elected executive committee members for the upcoming year. RHMC is a nonprofit organization that provides a home away from home for critically ill and injured children and their families who are receiving treatment at Savannah area hospitals.

The new Board members are Dr. Sara Brawner, Geoffrey Smith and Monica Spells.

Brawner is a nurse practitioner (NP) with a doctorate in nursing. She is employed by United Healthcare as an NP serving homebound patients, and teaches health assessment and adult gerontology to nurses seeking their NP degree at South University.

Spells is an assistant county administrator, Civic Engagement and Outreach, with Beaufort County, South Carolina. She will serve as the Board’s liaison with RMHC’s Care Mobile program, which provides dental services to Beaufort County residents.

Smith, a certified public accountant and Tax and Business Solutions manager with TJS Deemer Dana LLP, will serve on the RMHC’s Board as treasurer.

The other executive committee members are: Lynn Brennan, president; Lisa Pinyan, 1st vice president; Ashley Dodd, 2nd vice president; Rebecca Page, secretary; and Amy Henderson, past president.

Executive Director Bill Sorochak will continue to serve in that position. Returning Board members include Donna Sapp Ball, Ed Bradley, Sherry Danello, Carter Eubank, Richard Geriner, Jr, Steve Kaplan, Bill Lee, Cecilia Russo, Gary Stanberry and Allen Williams; along with emeritus member Lisa Dean.

“Our new Board members offer a range of expertise from medical to financial and will enable us to continue to offer vital support programs throughout the Coastal Empire and Low Country,” said Sorochak. “Every member of the Board is instrumental in helping the Ronald McDonald House provide exceptional service to families.”

The RHMC Board of Directors is comprised of leading executives who represent banks, marketing companies, law offices, franchises, hospitals, insurance companies and local governments. Board members provide guidance on operation of the Ronald McDonald Charities of the Coastal Empire and securing funding for the organization’s objectives. For more information, visit http://www.rmhccoastalempire.org

MORE ABOUT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire is to create, find and support programs that directly enhance the health and well-being of children and families. The Savannah Ronald McDonald House has thirteen bedrooms and operates on a waiting list most of the year. The House provides a “home away from home” for families who live more than thirty miles away and who have a critically ill or injured child receiving treatment at Memorial Children’s Hospital, Candler Hospital, or where needed in the Coastal Empire.

Media Contact:
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing
info@crussomarketing.com
912.665.0005