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Help us build the DAX WING at Peoria's NEW Ronald McDonald House!

This project has been my dream for the past 5 years! I'm proud to announce we are building a Ronald McDonald House in Peoria, Illinois! Peoria's house will have 22 guest rooms for families traveling to the area who are using our amazing medical resources such as OSF Children's Hospital, St. Jude Midwest Affliate, Unity Point and more! 

Ronald McDonald houses are free for families who children are age 0-21 (through the 22nd birthday). Families will be in walking distance to OSF Children's Hospital and with shuttle services also provided. We are projecting to serve 700 families in the first year of operation! 

The Dax Foundation is donating ONE MILLION DOLLARS for a special wing that will be designed specfically for our St. Jude patients and thier families called "The Dax Wing". Click here to help me reach my goal!  Make a donation to the DAX Wing!

Check out Ronald McDonald House Charities website for more information on our project! There you can find opportunites to volunteer, donate items and more. Click here to visit Ronald McDonald House of Peoria website! We are so excited to bring "Good News" to Peoria! We are proud of our growing medical community and thankful to serve this great need. Cherish every moment!                                                       

Julie Locke

 Founder of The Dax Foundation  

Board member of Ronald McDonald Charities and Co-Chair of Peoria's Ronald McDonald House Committee