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Wright Lab Raises $530 to Support Hamilton’s Ronald McDonald House Charity

Ronald McDonald House Charities South Central Ontario is part of a network of 15 Ronald McDonald Houses across Canada. The aim of the charity is to provide a home away from home for families of children who are seriously ill and being treated at nearby hospitals.

Through the generous support of IIDR members and trainees, the Wright lab raised over $500 in support of families residing within Hamilton’s Ronald McDonald House Charity (RMHC).

The raised funds allowed the team to “Adopt-A-Meal” at the Hamilton charity house, which is an initiative within the RMHC’s “Meals that Heal” program that provides the families of children being treated at McMaster Children’s Hospital with the nourishment they need to be strong for their child.

The Wright lab was given the unique opportunity to pair up with an in-house culinary chef to help prepare the meal that they sponsored, allowing them to see first-hand the result of their contributions.

“It’s a really humbling experience and good for the soul” says Gerry Wright, lab supervisor and Director of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research at McMaster University.

With the support of communities like the IIDR, the ‘Meals that Heal’ program at Hamilton’s RMHC is able to provide families with home-cooked meals 365 days a year.

To learn more about Ronald McDonald House Charities and how to sponsor a meal in your area, visit



Christy Groves