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Denver College of Nursing Students Feed Ronald McDonald House Families Breakfast for Dinner

Thursday, September 24, 2015 6:45 PM

Seven Denver College of Nursing (DCN) students raised funds for food and cooked and served breakfast for dinner for over 60 Ronald McDonald House-Aurora family residents and staff, said Dr. Marcia Bankirer, DCN president.

DCN’s Student Nurse Association has adopted the two Denver-area Ronald McDonald Houses for their ongoing community outreach and community education programs, explained DCN student Tyler Linne, vice president of the DCN Student Nurse Association (SNA).

“We students raise funds among ourselves to feed the families, shop for their food, cook for them and serve them each quarter,” Linne said. “But, what’s most important to us, as nursing students, is the opportunity to connect with these families, to talk to them about the health concerns they have for their children undergoing care at Children’s Hospital and to leave a part of ourselves behind to offer them comfort and support.”

The seven DCN students who participated included: Ann Abraham, Laura Alcorn, Brittany Lines, Tyler Linne, Mykella Phillips, James Potter and Aubrey Totsch.

Over the past three years, DCN’s Student Nurse Association has involved over 166 students donating over 500 hours of time to serve meals to over 250 families residing at Ronald McDonald House Denver and Aurora.

At the end of 2014, Ronald McDonald Houses had 300 local Chapters in 62 countries and regions around the world and Ronald McDonald House programs can be found in 89 percent of the world’s best children’s hospitals. Every year, RMHC helps nearly nine million families stay together while their children undergo treatment.