By Marina LocksApr 15, 2013
LINTHICUM, M.D., April 15th, 2013— NFM, Inc. is proud to have sponsored and participated in the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore’s Red Shoe Shuffle 5k Run and Walk on Sunday, April 14th at 9 a.m.
The Red Shoe Shuffle is an annual fundraiser in April. It is a 5k run/walk that begins and ends in front of the Ronald McDonald House. Last year was the inaugural year of a tradition that hopefully will become an annual event in Baltimore. Over 1,300 people participated last year– it was an enormous success.
The Red Shoe Crew is a group of young professionals and students aged 22-39 in the Baltimore, MD and surrounding area associated with the Ronald McDonald House of Baltimore. The group volunteers at the House, hosts networking and social events for its members, and raises money for the House.
The group concentrates its efforts in 3 core areas: Service, Social, and a Signature Event. The Crew hosts breakfasts, dinners and activity hours for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House.
NFM, Inc. has been involved with this charity since 2009.Currently, 37 employees and family members of NFM, Inc. have joined a team. NFM, Inc.’s Human Resources Director, Bernadette is heavily involved in this organization and the Red Shoe Shuffle 5k run and walk.
Bernadette, the incoming Red Shoe Crew President, said, “NFM, Inc. is excited to be part of such an amazing organization. Over the years our staff has continued to get involved with the house and have been eager to help out in any way. We are looking forward to this years’ shuffle and helping the house get a new shuttle to help transport families to and from local hospitals.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore
Part of an international network serving children and families in 54 countries, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore is an independent, locally funded and controlled Chapter of one of the world’s most recognized and respected philanthropic organizations.
The Ronald McDonald House Charities is a non-profit corporation run by a small staff and volunteer Board of Directors. The enthusiastic participation of men and women from all walks of life makes the house “work.”
Support in the form of time, talents, funds, and materials are important to the running of the facility, and have come from individuals, businesses, fraternal, and community organizations. The compassion of these men and women has resulted in a haven that shelters families and sees them through a period of unthinkable stress. We are supported by local donations, managed by a local Board of Directors and all monies donated go directly to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore and its programs.
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