Ronald McDonald Family Room
The Ronald McDonald Family Room brings the warmth and comfort of the Ronald McDonald House to Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Located on the fourth floor, the room offers a place for family members to grab a quick snack, rest, or even do a load of laundry.
The room is available to all adult family members of hospitalized children and is open from 9 AM to 9 PM each day. For more information, please contact the Family Room at (401) 444-6085.
Edward ‘Little Ed’ Holewiak III
The Holewiak family of Somerset, Massachusetts, was devastated when their son, Ed, suffered a seizure and collapsed into an irreversible coma. Seizures were not new to 16-year-old ‘Little Ed’ but this one ended tragically. Grief-stricken and heart-broken, the Holewiak family doesn’t recall much about the family’s week-long, emotional stay at the Ronald McDonald House.
The family searched for a meaningful way to memorialize Little Ed and to demonstrate their affection and thankfulness to the House. The idea for a bike run seemed natural since there had always been a few motorcycles around while Little Ed was growing up.
The Holewiak family organized their first memorial bike run in 2003. Since then, it developed into a two-day event and cumulatively raised more than $240,000 for the House.