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Fifth Annual Ronald Mcdonald House® Celebrity Golf Outing Raises $600,000 to Help Families Battling Childhood Cancer

New York, July 30, 2014 – On Monday, July 21, Ronald McDonald House® New York hosted the Fifth annual celebrity golf tournament held at the Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, NJ, to raise $600,000 for children battling pediatric cancer with renowned athletes in attendance, including: former New York Giants running back O.J. Anderson, New York Yankee power hitter Cecil Fielder, New York Rangers winger Brian Mullen, middleweight boxer Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs, and many more.

A Ronald McDonald House NY family poses at dinner with (from left to right) middleweight boxer, Danny Jacobs and former New York Giants: Chris Calloway, Carl Banks, Stephen Baker and O.J. Anderson.

The largest facility of its type, the funds raised will support operating costs of New York City’s ‘home away from home’ for children undergoing active treatment while battling cancer at one of the 19 nearby partnering hospitals. Ronald McDonald House® New York is the largest facility of its kind out of more than 300 worldwide.

President & CEO of RMHNY, Bill Sullivan standing with Ronald McDonald House New York committee members.

“Each year yields a new level of support and recognition from the celebrities who participate, as well as the supporters who come out to enjoy the experience,” said William T. Sullivan, president and CEO of Ronald McDonald® House New York. “The ongoing encouragement and support from participants, past and present, continues to inspire us and our community as we further pursue the House’s mission.”

In addition to the star-studded guest list, the event was led by Chairman Richard Wurtzburger, vice president of Peerless Clothing; and committee members Frank Tworecke; Allen E. Sirkin; David Sirkin, president of PVH-Neckwear; Morris Goldfarb, chairman & CEO of G-III Apparel; Jeff Kantor, chairman of Macy’s.com; Peter Hunsinger, president and publisher of Golf Digest; Keith Goodman, vice president of Ross Stores; Brendan Hoffman, president & CEO of Bon-Ton Stores and Michael Balmuth, vice chairman and CEO of Ross Stores, Inc.

To learn more about the House or to make a donation, please visit www.rmh-newyork.org.

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