McGala fundraiser supports Ronald McDonald House Charities


More than 500 people attended the 2016 McGala, an annual fundraising event benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Jacksonville.

Held May 21 at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, the Mardi Gras-themed event featured dinner, dancing, live music and more. The event raised $275,000 for the organization.

“We are grateful for the community’s generous support and we appreciate everyone who joined us to celebrate our mission as a ‘home away from home’ in the vibrant style of the Big Easy,” said Diane Boyle, executive director, RMHC of Jacksonville. “One hundred percent of the proceeds from this event support our mission of providing families of children receiving pediatric medical services in Northeast Florida with the care and assistance they need.”

A nonprofit organization, Ronald McDonald House Charities provides a “home away from home” for families that need to near a hospital for their child’s medical treatment. RMHC of Jacksonville supports five local hospitals, serving more than 1,100 families each year. The Ronald McDonald Family Room® at Wolfson Children’s Hospital, meanwhile, provides a place of respite for more than 25,000 visitors a year.