Ronald McDonald House Houston’s virtual Spirit of Hope luncheon will take place on May 6, 2020 on our website and social media. This will be a true celebration of those who offer so much love, unending hope, and much-needed comfort to the families who call RMH Houston – Home. The Spirit of Hope Luncheon is an annual fundraiser celebrating the leadership and contributions of RMH Houston’s corporate partners.

Trafigura will receive the Spirit of Hope Award for their unprecedented volunteerism and financial support of the Trafigura Run for the House since 2009. Friendswood Development Company will receive the Corporate Group Award and Houston Alumnae Association of Alpha Delta Pi will receive the Service Group award. We cannot wait to share their inspiring messages with you.

Our Key Note Speaker, Cole Dawson knows what it feels like to be a young adult who is sick. He remembers the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual rollercoaster that accompanies serious illnesses. When he was 23, in April 1986, he was diagnosed with acute lymphocyte leukemia (ALL). He was treated with a bone marrow transplant and chemotherapy at MD Anderson. He was cured. Thirty-two years later, the impact of his chemo treatment caused his heart to enlarge and impair its pumping function. He moved into Methodist Hospital on June 27, 2018 and waited to receive a donor heart. His faith, his positivity, his family and his friends supported him on this journey. He is back chasing a schedule he has not known in over 25 years. He is a real Ronald McDonald House hero.

Proceeds from the event will support RMH Houston’s mission to serve families of children with life-threatening illnesses receiving treatment in the Texas Medical Center.

For more information contact Diana Lewis, Stewardship Manager at SpiritofHope@RMHHouston.org or 713-795-3583

Event Chairs:

  • Erin and Shane Kimzey

Host Committee:

  • Noor Iqbal & Muss Akram
  • Maurine Alfrey
  • Agatha Brann
  • Laura & Jerry Garcia
  • Amy & Mark Hammer
  • Robyn & Keith Harrison
  • Peggy Hennessy
  • Shannon & Stewart Hoffer
  • Kristina Keller
  • Donna & Joe Kurka
  • Paula Letbetter
  • Allison & Mark Levine
  • Valerie Madison
  • Flo McGee
  • Marilyn Mogas
  • Melissa & Bill Moss
  • Diane Riley
  • Carey Jordan & Brian Simmons
  • Laura & Thomas Sloan
  • Susie Smith
  • Amy & Ken Snell
  • Bette Thomas
  • Emily & Tyler VanHoutan
  • Starlee Sykes & Al Vickers
  • Mani & Sabina Walia