Past Events


11th Annual Women’s Classic – October 7, 2018

On Sunday, October 7, 2018 over 400 women and girls took to the streets of the east side of Providence for our 11th Annual Women’s Classic Road Race. It’s the only all women race in RI and it includes many activities for the whole family! Many thanks goes to our sponsors: Arden Engineering 5K Run, Cardi’s Furniture 3K Walk, L.L. Bean Middle School Mile, Performance Physical Therapy Kids Festival. There were free kids’ races, a Health & Wellness Fair and a Kids Festival with a climbing wall and obstacle course.

Take a look at some photos from the race!

Border to Border Golf Tournament – August 31, 2018

Lions Club of Scituate Golf Tournament – July 30, 2018

On Monday July 30, 2018 the Lions Club of Scituate hosted their annual charity fund raising event at Crestwood Country Club. 100% of the proceeds from this event benefited several Cancer programs including: RI Lions Children’s Cancer Fund, Ronald McDonald House of Providence, American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and other Cancer Charities. We are grateful for the ongoing support we receive from the Lions and we are thankful for their kindness.

3rd Annual Chocolate Milk Mile – July 22, 2018

On July 22nd, 2018 the 3rd Annual Chocolate Milk Mile was held at the Will Speck Memorial Track at Cranston High School West. 100% of the proceeds were donated to RMH Providence. The race consisted of 4 laps (1 mile), with a cup of chocolate milk at the beginning of each lap. 4 laps, 4 cups of chocolate milk all for RMH Providence! A huge thank you goes to the team who organized the race and to everyone who participated. Together you raised over $1,600 for RMH Providence and we are extremely grateful.

9th Annual Grampy’s Charities Golf Tournament – July 23-24, 2018

Thanks to the amazingly generous team at Grampy’s Charities for hosting another fabulous Golf Tournament on July 23 – 24, 2018. We are grateful for the support of all of our sponsors, our golfers and everyone who participated. It’s thanks to all of you that we’re helping to keep families close to the care they need. Click here for some photos from our tournament.

10th Anniversary Celebration Ronald McDonald Family Room at Hasbro Children’s Hospital – April 30, 2018

On April 30, 2018 we celebrated our 10th Anniversary of our Family Room at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. We were thrilled to welcome former families, hospital staff, volunteers, some who have been with us since the room opened, Nick, Ron & Pete Cardi as well as other supporters. Over the past 10 years, we have welcomed 18,000 families at the Family Room. Take a look at some pictures from the celebration.


Red Shoe Gala – October 28, 2017

A huge & heartfelt thank you goes out to everyone who joined us for our Red Shoe Gala! Thank you to our sold out crowd! Thank you to our generous sponsors! Thank you to our in-kind donors! Thank you to our amazing & dedicated Gala Committee! It’s because of all of you that we are keeping families close. Red Shoe Gala photos are here! A HUGE thank you goes to our generous and talented photographers Reinhard Sokol and Gene Hutnak for capturing this special evening. Enjoy!  login name: guest password: gala20171028  Click here to see the Red Carpet Photos.

10th Annual Women’s Classic – October 8, 2017

Over 300 women and girls participated in the Arden Engineering 5K Race and the Cardi’s Furniture & Mattresses 3K Walk, many children competed in the kids’ races and many organizations exhibited at the Amgen Health & Wellness Fair. A fun time was had by all! Many thanks to the incomparable Ronald McDonald House Providence Running Club for organizing the Women’s Classic for the past 10 years! Check out some photos here!

9th Annual Women’s Leadership Awards – September 28, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017 marked the 9th Annual Women’s Leadership Awards. This year’s recipients were honored in ceremony held at The Rhode Island Foundation. Take a look at some photos from the evening. Each year awards are given to celebrate influential women, in our community, who consistently make a positive impact and demonstrate exceptional leadership. Congratulations to all of the recipients.

8th Annual Grampy’s Charities Golf Tournament – July 24 – 25, 2017

Thanks to our sponsors and everyone who golfed and a special thank you to our friends at Grampy’s Charities for putting on another terrific Golf Tournament! Check out some photos from the tournament!


Ribbon Cutting Block Party
On June 4th, 2016, we celebrated our “Always Room at the House” expansion with a Ribbon Cutting Block Party with 250 of our closest friends. We closed down Gay Street for the festivities which included a summertime BBQ, complimentary beer & wine, delicious desserts, dancing under the stars, spectacular silent auctions, House tours and a live auction to help close our capital campaign. Our expansion will nearly double the size of our House and it will enable 28 families to stay with us at any given time. Thank you for helping to ensure there’s “Always Room at the House”! Take a look at some amazing photos captured by Ludo Colle Photography. Ribbon Cutting Block Party 6/4/16 Photos

Thank you for your continued support of RMH Providence!

RMH Providence Block Party Group photo
The Alston Family
RMH Providence Ribbon Cutting Block Party at night
RMH Providence Ribbon Cutting Block Party at night

Masquerade Gala
Our Masquerade Gala was held on Saturday, November 14th at the Pawtucket Armory. A HUGE thank you goes to everyone who attended! A special thank you to our sponsors & partners: Jack Falvey & Associates, Blackstone Caterers, Merrill Lynch, McLaughlin & Moran, Cardi’s Furniture, Arden Engineering, MetLife Auto & Home, Shannon Hegy & WPRI 12, Ocean House, JPS Construction and Design, Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Lifespan, Elite Systems Management Inc. Valet Connection, Rentals Unlimited, The Flower Pot, A Bride’s Day Photography, Photography by Sean Cady, Eternal Events, Martone’s Auction, The Melting Pot, Jazmytaz and the amazing World Premier Band! Thank you for keeping families close when they need it most! Take a look at the online photo gallery at Photos are available for purchase and the proceeds go to RMH Providence.

8th Annual Women’s Classic Road Race
On Sunday, October 11th, over 400 women came out to support RMH Providence in the Women’s Classic Johnson Controls 5K Race & Cardi’s Furniture 3K Walk! Thank you to all runners, walkers and all of our sponsors especially Johnson Controls & Cardi’s Furniture! This event raised over $52,000 to support the families staying at the House.

7th Annual Women’s Leadership Awards
Each year the Ronald McDonald House of Providence presents the Women’s Leadership Awards to celebrate influential women, in our community, who consistently make a positive impact and demonstrate exceptional leadership. The awards are a part of the organization’s Women’s Classic Johnson Controls 5K run, Cardi’s Furniture 3K walk & Wellness fair.

Please take a look at some photos from our 7th Annual Women’s Leadership Awards Ceremony, held on October 1, 2015.

Congratulations to this years’ honorees:

  • Heather Tow-Yick, Founding Executive Director for Teach for America in Rhode Island
  • Lisa Guillette, Executive Director of Foster Forward
  • Cheryl W. Snead, President and Chief Executive Officer of Banneker Industries, Inc.
  • Emily Sisson, NCAA Champion and MBA Student at Providence College
  • Annie De Groot, Co-founder of EpiVax, Inc and Scientific Director of the GAIA Vaccine Foundation
  • Carissa Haley, McDonald’s Owner/Operator

6th Annual RMH Providence Golf Tournament
Thank you to everyone who participated in our 6th Annual Golf Tournament. Click here to view some of the photos. The photography was generously donated by Ludo Colle; you can visit him at:


25th Anniversary Gala
An incredible evening celebrating 25 years and supporting our Mission, thank you to all who made it possible!  Tremendous thanks to Ludo Colle for capturing amazing images and Corey Martineau for fantastic red carpet photos.

7th Annual Women’s Classic
Thank you to Rick Ripley, Running Club President, Sue Donahue, Co-Event Director, Bob & Anne Rothenberg, the Ronald McDonald House Providence Running Club, and the event sponsors who made the 7th Annual Women’s Classic such a success!  This incredible event raised $52,000 to support families.

Family Reunion Day
On June 7th, 2014, we celebrated our 25th Anniversary with a Family Reunion Day at Goddard State Park.  Check out a video of the event here!

RMH Providence Masquerade Gala Pawtucket Armory

2015 Masquerade Gala – Pawtucket Armory