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Thursday at Noon: Sport-A-Shirt, Share-A-Night

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Thursday on WBTV News at Noon, viewers met Katie Abbot.

Katie was in the WBTV studio as a representative of the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte. She was at the station to talk about "Sport-A-Shirt, Share-A-Night".

The Ronald McDonald House is a "home away from home" for families of critically ill children who travel to receive treatment at Hemby Children's Hospital or Levine Children's Hospital.

The House provides comfortable rooms and meals, and a caring environment for families to receive physical, mental, and emotional support while caring for their sick child. Families also have use of the laundry facilities, a playroom for siblings, and the chance to talk and share with other families who are going through similar events.

So what is "Sport-A-Shirt, Share-A-Night"?

It costs more than $89 to host a family for one night at RMH, but families are asked to contribute just $15 per night for their stay. Unfortunately for many families, even that amount is an added financial burden.

The Ronald McDonald House won't turn away a family due to inability to pay, so that's where the community comes in and helps sponsor those families in need.

Thousands of people at hundreds of companies around North Carolina chip in $10 each for a special Ronald McDonald House t-shirt. That money helps offset the costs of a one-night stay.

Then, the donors wear their Ronald McDonald House t-shirt on a designated day and show their support to the community. This year, that day is Friday April 26.

So - sport the shirt, share a night with a family in need.

Learn more here.

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