AOL Unveils Media Room at Ronald McDonald House® New York with Help from Kevin Jonas

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AOL Unveils Media Room at Ronald McDonald House® New York with Help from Kevin Jonas

AOL Partnership Allows Families Battling Cancer to Stay Connected, and Continue Educational Support While Staying in New York City Temporarily for Treatment
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Summary

On Friday, October 7, 2011, young cancer patients and their families gathered at the Ronald McDonald House® New York’s newly renovated AOL Media Room with Kevin Jonas, of the multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated artists, the Jonas Brothers, to celebrate its unveiling.
 
The AOL Media Room has been aesthetically renovated to emulate happiness and designed to accommodate the users of the room – children, those in wheelchairs, and their siblings staying at the House. A total of 15 computers were donated with each work station set up for one-on-one tutoring, and group learning scenarios for children in treatment, as well as their siblings staying at the House.

 

Monday, October 10, 2011 - 12:10pm

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) October 10, 2011 - To commemorate October’s National Children's Health Month AOL is making a difference for children battling cancer by donating an AOL Media Room to the Ronald McDonald House®

On Friday, October 7, 2011 at 3PM, young cancer patients and their families will gather at the Ronald McDonald House® New York’s (RMH-NY) newly renovated AOL Media Room with Kevin Jonas, of the multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated artists, the Jonas Brothers, to celebrate its unveiling.  
 
Highlights:
  • Total of 15 computers donated with each work station set up for one-on-one tutoring, and group learning scenarios for children in treatment, as well as their siblings staying at the House.

  • AOL Media Room has been aesthetically renovated to emulate happiness and designed to accommodate the users of the room – children, those in wheelchairs, and their siblings staying at the House.

  • Kevin Jonas of the Jonas Brothers will be onsite during the ribbon cutting. Kevin is an ambassador and honoree of Variety’s Power of Youth initiative, encouraging young people everywhere to get involved in philanthropic and humanitarian causes. Kevin also supports a wide range of charities including children-focused organizations like: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, DoSomething.org, Make-A-Wish Foundation and MusiCares. 

This is just one example of the creative and engaging educational activities available at Ronald McDonald House® New York for kids battling cancer. Through educational accessibility such as this one, residents are able to focus on fun and educational activities – and find reprieve from the stress of undergoing cancer treatment.
 
Ronald McDonald House New York is a “home away from home” that offers children with cancer and their families shelter and support while they undergo active treatment. Since its founding, more than 25,000 children have stayed at Ronald McDonald House New York.
 
Who:                                 Kevin Jonas, Ronald McDonald House CEO Bill Sullivan, AOL CFO Artie Minson, AOL Advisor David Bell, young     cancer patients, their families, and AOL Employees
 
Where:                                Ronald McDonald House New York
                                           405 East 73rd Street
                                           New York, NY 10021
                                           212.639.0100  
 
When:                                 Friday, October 7, 2011 (from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
                                           Press Call Time/Photo Opportunity: 2:30 PM
                                               
*Editor’s Note:                 Photo opportunities are available. Please contact Nicole Pickens at 212-445-8163 or npickens@webershandwick.com
                                               
Interviews with Kevin Jonas and AOL executives are available upon request. Please contact Emily Hom at 917-606-4637 or Emily.hom@teamaol.com

 

About Ronald McDonald House New York
Ronald McDonald House® New York provides temporary housing for pediatric cancer patients and their families in a strong, supportive and caring environment which encourages and nurtures the development of child-to-child and parent-to-parent support systems. Ronald McDonald House New York is the largest facility of its type in the world. The House can accommodate 84 families, and it is filled to capacity almost every night. The House’s location in Manhattan, in close proximity to 13 major cancer treatment centers, draws children and families from across the country and the world, as well as from the metropolitan New York City area. Since its founding, more than 25,000 families have stayed at Ronald McDonald House New York. For more information, visit www.rmh-newyork.org.
 
About AOL  
AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) is a premier global media company with a suite of brands and products serving consumers, advertisers and publishers worldwide.  The AOL Huffington Post Media Group is a leading source of news, opinion, entertainment, community and digital information comprising a wide range of destination websites, including AOL.comThe Huffington Post, TechCrunch, MoviefoneEngadget, Patch, AOL Music, Stylelist and MapQuest. The AOL Advertising.com Group includes Advertising.com, ADTECH, Pictela, Video (inclusive of AOL Video, goviral and 5min Media), Content Solutions and Sponsored Listings and serves a combined content and advertising market at scale through video, brand advertising, content and ad serving.  AOL is focused on engaging consumers and providing online advertising services and solutions on both AOL Huffington Post Media Group destination websites and third-party websites, in addition to serving consumer platforms including AOL Mail, AIM, about.me, and mobile experiences.  AOL also operates one of the largest Internet subscription access services in the U.S., which serves as another distribution channel for its consumer subscription products, such as AOL TechGuru and Computer Checkup.
 
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Keywords: Volunteerism & Community Engagement | AOL | Cancer | Kevin Jonas | National Children's Health Month | Ronald McDonald House New York

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