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Raise The Bar (2017-2018)

9/28/18 – Raise the Bar

We’re passionate about our community and the health of its members. That’s why we choose to partner with organizations whose mission aligns with ours. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern West Virginia is focused on creating, finding and supporting programs that directly improve the well-being of children and their families.

As of August 2017, obesity exceeded 35% in five states, and West Virginia had the highest adult obesity rate in the nation at 37.7%. That’s up 13.8% from 2000 and 24% in 1990. That’s not even mentioning the rates on diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and other related illnesses. Staggering, right?

With that information in mind, and our similar objectives, we decided to join together with RMHC and “raise the bar” to build a Wellness Center at the House. Through this new initiative, House families, staff and volunteers will have access to workout equipment as well as motivational and educational tools (in the form of take-home booklets, videos, a private Facebook group and more) — all at no cost. RMHC of Southern West Virginia will serve approximately 300 families this year alone, and it is our goal that the addition of this Wellness Center will improve the health of our state by impacting and influencing the individuals who have stayed in the House to continue to lead a healthy lifestyle.

To help finance this project, we held the second annual Raise the Bar fundraiser at our facility on September 28. Over 100 community members attended the event — which featured food, music, a silent auction and more. Proceeds were donated to RMHC for this initiative, and we are proud to say, that, with those funds and additional donations, we raised more than half of our fundraising goal of $60,000.

We would love to have your help to reach — better yet, surpass — this goal and make this idea a reality, so that we can continue to assist others in becoming the best versions of themselves.

Contact us at 304.767.3676 or email for information on how you contribute and raise the bar even higher.