Ronald McDonald House Charities 26345 Network Place Chicago, IL 60673-1263 NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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RONALD CDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES LAUNCHES $1 MILLION FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FOR A HOUSE IN BOONE, NC BOONE, NC/March 28, 2013—The Ronald McDonald House Charities will launch a $1 million fundraising campaign between March 1, 2013 and Dec. 21, 2013 for a house in Boone that will host as many as 10 families at a time. Singer/songwriter, Adele, has agreed to serve as a spokesperson to help raise money for the campaign. Additionally, Appalachian State University will donate $100,000 to jumpstart the fundraising efforts. “When I heard the exciting news about the new house Ronald McDonald House Charities is building for the Boone, I was more than happy to jumpstart the fundraising process,” said Appalachian State University Chancellor Ken Peacock. “I am excited to see what this house has to offer to the our community.”


RONALD MCDONALD CAMPAIGN/Page 2 “I think this fundraising campaign is an excellent opportunity to help families in need,” reported Adele. “I am thrilled to support such an incredible campaign for the Boone community.” The 7,000-square-foot house will be built in Boone; however, an exact location has not been determined. It will cost approximately $750,000 to build and will be furnished with the remainder of the money raised.

Ronald McDonald House Charities: Ronald McDonald House Charities’ mission is to create, find and support programs that improve the health of children. We delight in the diversity of our programs and our responsible stewardship of 38 years.


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