Friday, August 16, 2013

Support Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities and win a 2014 BMW

Help support Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities and you could win a. Rand new 2014 BMW! 

There is no time more difficult in a family’s life than when a child is sick or injured. BMW is proud to join ARMHC and help these families find comfort and hope during their time of need,” said Wayne Schulte, Field Marketing Manager for BMW of North America, Southern Region.

This year’s grand prize winner will drive away in a 2014 BMW Z4 sDrive 28i valued at $50,675. 

The second prize winner will receive a $2,500 shopping spree courtesy of H. Stockton. The third prize is a suite of jewelry from Mayors Jewelers at Phipps Plaza.

Raffle tickets are $100 each with 100% of the net proceeds benefiting the two Atlanta Ronald McDonald Houses. Tickets are available until December 4, 2013 by visiting or by calling (678) 704-8097.

Since the annual car raffle began 15 years ago, more than $1.75 million has been raised to help fund the operations of Atlanta’s two Ronald McDonald Houses.

About Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities:

ARMHC is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to serving the needs of children by providing temporary housing and support services to families of critically ill and injured children being treated at local hospitals. The two Atlanta Houses have provided a home away from home to more than 42,000 families since the first Atlanta House opened in 1979. For more information about ARMHC, please visit or call (404) 315-1133.

At the Ronald McDonald House, families can enjoy many of the comforts of home, receive nutritious meals prepared and served by volunteers and obtain emotional support through contact with other families experiencing similar situations. No family is turned away if they cannot afford the small $20 requested contribution and many of these families stay at the Ronald McDonald House for weeks, and sometimes months, while their children receive medical treatment. 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Offers Back-to-School Tips

                                Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Offers Back-to-School Tips
              Doctors recommend ways to keep children healthy as they head into the classroom


When it is time to go back to school, your kids' focus should be to learn important things like reading, writing and arithmetic. Your focus, as a parent, should remain the same–keeping your kids healthy so they can learn and grow.


To help you do that, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta offers some back-to-school tips centered on common school-related issues:


·         Backpack Safety - Backpacks are a very handy way for your child to carry his books and other school materials, but they can also put strain on his back muscles and joints and cause back pain if used incorrectly.

·         Sleep - During summer vacation, many children and teens get to stay up later and sleep in longer than they would during the school year. This shift often makes returning to an earlier schedule difficult. Getting enough sleep is important to a student's physical health and school performance.

·         Germs - Exposure to germs can be a big problem as children go back to school. Germs can be found in all kinds of places and can be spread by any child, adolescent, teen or adult. Addressing the spread of germs in schools is essential to the health of your child. Nearly 22 million school days are lost in the U.S. each year due to the common cold alone.

·         Healthy Lunches - Eating a healthy lunch at school is just as essential as having the proper supplies like backpacks, paper and pencils. Whether your child gets their lunch from the school cafeteria or brings a meal from home, it is important to ensure they are eating a well-balanced meal that provides them with the proper daily nutrients. For more info you can also visit

For more detailed information about Children’s Back-to-School tips, visit