ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities’ (ARMHC) 8th annual
Hearts and Hands Gala will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October
22 at Flourish in Buckhead. The event, hosted by Fox 5 chief
meteorologist David Chandley, will feature live and silent
auctions, dancing and a performance by Yacht Rock Revue.
The Coca-Cola Company is the event’s presenting sponsor with Craig A.
Williams, Senior Vice President & President, The McDonald’s
Division, The Coca-Cola Company, serving as event chair. Muhtar Kent,
Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, is honorary chair.
“There is no greater reward than knowing you are making a difference in
the lives of families at their time of greatest need. Funds raised from
this event will give families the gift of togetherness and a warm and
caring place for support so they can heal together,” said Williams.
The Ronald McDonald House helps keep families close to their children
receiving specialized treatment at local hospitals, allowing the
caregivers to spend more time with their child and interact with their
medical team. The two Atlanta Houses have provided a home away from home
to more than 46,000 families of ill and injured children since the first
Atlanta House opened in 1979.
About Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities
Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) non-profit
organization dedicated to nurturing the health and well-being of
children and families.
At the Ronald McDonald House, families can enjoy many of the comforts of
home, receive nourishing meals prepared and served by volunteers and
obtain emotional support through contact with other families
experiencing similar situations. No family is turned away if they cannot
afford the small $20 requested contribution and many of these families
stay at the Ronald McDonald House for weeks, and sometimes months, while
their children receive medical treatment. For more information, visit www.armhc.org.
About Yacht Rock Revue
The Yacht Rock Revue™ has thrilled audiences across the United States
with a unique style of flawless, spot-on renditions of ‘70s light rock
classics. Their signature versions of Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald and
Steely Dan makes them a fan favorite and the finest tribute band to ever
perform anywhere. By blurring the lines between a tribute, an original
act, and a comedic troupe, the Yacht Rock Revue™ has forged a unique
niche market and a special bond with their fans to create an energetic
stage presence that makes them legendary. For more information, visit http://www.yachtrockrevue.com.
About The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world’s largest beverage
company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still
brands and more than 3,800 beverage choices. Led by Coca-Cola, one of
the world’s most valuable and recognizable brands, our company’s
portfolio features 20 billion-dollar brands, 18 of which are available
in reduced-, low- or no-calorie options. Our billion-dollar brands
include Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, Dasani, vitaminwater,
Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Del Valle, Georgia and Gold Peak. Through
the world’s largest beverage distribution system, we are the No. 1
provider of both sparkling and still beverages. More than 1.9 billion
servings of our beverages are enjoyed by consumers in more than 200
countries each day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable
communities, our company is focused on initiatives that reduce our
environmental footprint, create a safe, inclusive work environment for
our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities
where we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the
world’s top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system
associates. For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at www.coca-colacompany.com,
follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo,
visit our blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at www.coca-colablog.com
or find us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/the-coca-cola-company.
Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities
Carrie Bowden, 678-704-8085