SEATTLE, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Viridian Investments is proud to support Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Western Washington & Alaska through attendance at the 28th anniversary gala on October 8th, 2016 at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel.
Viridian founders Marcus Dusenbury and Adriel Tam once again sponsored a table at the event which raises proceeds to fund operations at the Seattle-based RMHC. The Seattle Ronald McDonald House provides housing for families of children undergoing treatment at Children's Hospital. Viridian is a long-time supporter of the organization; Adriel Tam, a member of the Investment Committee and Board Member, has supported the charity since 2007.
- Founded in 1983, the Seattle Ronald McDonald House is one of the largest Houses in the world and includes 10 dedicated pediatric bone marrow transplant apartments.
- About half of the families who stay at the House have a child battling cancer.
- About half of the children who stay here are under age 5; about a fourth are between 6-12, and a fourth are teens.
- Starting in 1983 with just 20 rooms, the house has grown to provide over 28,000 nights of housing to nearly 500 families per year. Typically operating at 97% capacity year-round. In 2003, two new facilities, including a self-contained apartment unit for bone marrow transplant patients. The renovation quadrupled the House's capacity, and now can serve up to 80 families per night.
The Seattle House is operated and maintained through individual and corporate donations by Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Western Washington & Alaska. For press inquiries regarding the Seattle House, please contact their Public Relations department at 206.838.0624
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SOURCE Viridian Investments