Leora takes on 25km challenge to aid Ronald McDonald charity

DID you know it costs $160 on average to support a sick child and their family for one night?

Leora Bruscino (nee Bablanian) doesn’t have children yet herself but knows of families who’ve been impacted by the challenges of having a sick child – that’s why she is embarking on a 25km walk this Sunday in the Ronald McDonald House ‘Walk Me Home’ initiative.
Starting at Lyne Park in Rose Bay, Leora will join fellow participants following the coastline up the peninsula before arriving at Ronald McDonald House in Randwick, with families and children cheering them across the finish line.
Part of the Guildford-based Holroyd Rangers Soccer Club family, with husband Joseph the First Grade Captain, Leora said that by taking part in Walk Me Home, you were doing more than providing a place for sick kids to sleep.
“You are making sure kids get to keep their families close,” she said.
“You are making sure they get a meal after a long day at the hospital.
“I know of parents who could not have held onto their jobs, while their child was in hospital, if it had not been for the support of Ronald McDonald House.”
Even though she felt nervous about undertaking a 25km walk, Leora said she felt it was the least she could do to do her bit to help.
“I would encourage others to take part or donate; it’s such a worthy cause,” she said.
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