27 Oct Ronald McDonald House Dashing for Dylan Month Long Challenge Crosses the Finish Line
October 25, 2021—Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley (RMHGHV) concluded their Dashing for Dylan month long endurance challenge and participants logged 5,533 miles which raised over $78,000 to support the families staying at the House. The event which ran for the entire month of September was hosted by the House in conjunction with the Hoffman Family of Wilton, CT. and celebrated Dylan’s 10th Birthday and the thousands of families who have stayed at the Ronald McDonald House for the past decade.
A grand finale celebration, Family Fun Day, was held at Crawford Park in Rye Brook at the end of September. Families and supporters enjoyed a fun-filled day with kid-centered activities and events donated by Rye Nature Center, Yonkers Fire Department, East Pointe Dance, DJ Johnny G, Spavia Thornwood, Rye Children’s Book Fair, Magical Moments, Marla Beth Designs, face painting by Fidelis, JT Caricatures, balloon twisting and more. Families enjoyed free BBQ food, games, music and raffle chances. Our Dashing for Dylan challenge winners were Mary Benko with 308 Miles logged and Brian & Kara Jacobi with a total of $4,100 raised. The miles winner received a $100 Athleta gift card and our fundraising winners received a woman’s and men’s Fit Bit and Amazon gift card. All runner ups in the challenge received a Dashing for Dylan Gear Kit.
“We are so grateful for the Hoffman family for choosing Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley to honor Dylan's memory and keep his spirit shining,” said Christina Riley, Executive Director, RMHGHV. “The success of this year’s Dashing for Dylan Challenge and Family Fun Day will allow us to provide over 400 nights of comfort to families while they care for their sick child.”