UPDATE: Bee a Hero Day raises $35,166

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Bee a Hero Day, a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House that ran through Wednesday, raised $35,166.

The Ronald McDonald House provides a home for families as their children receive medical care in the Rochester area. News10NBC spoke with a mother that the charity supported after her baby was born with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia and needed medical treatment at Golisano Children’s Hospital.

While phone lines are closed, you can still donate the Ronald McDonald House. You can donate by clicking here. In addition, you can always round up your change while eating at McDonald’s to support the charity.

The Ronald McDonald House also provides families with transportation and meals so families can focus on their children. It has locations within Golisano Children’s Hospital, Unity Hospital, and URMC Mental Health and Wellness.

This year, Ide Family of Dealerships is partnering with the charity for the first time and is donating $5,000. Here is our coverage of Bee a Hero Day.

On News10NBC at 5 p.m.

On News10NBC at 4 p.m.


Joanne Ryan, president and CEO of the Ronald McDonald House, speaks about the charity’s impact including on a family that came from overseas.

Carolyn Birrittella, vice president of development and communications of the Ronald McDonald House, speaks about how rounding up change while eating at McDonalds can add up to a big impact.