The Eagles’ Role in Founding RMHC

Ronald McDonald House Charities Dayton

 Left: Shamrock Shake Right: Jimmy Murray and Audrey Evans at the opening of the first Ronald McDonald House. MCDONALDS

The daughter of then-Eagles tight end Fred Hill, Kim, had been diagnosed with leukemia. He retired, but the Eagles still contributed to fundraisers. That led to then-Eagles general manager Jim Murray talking with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) about what it needed.

Dr. Audrey Evans, a pediatric oncologist, told Murray that CHOP needed a place for parents to stay. The Eagles looked for a corporate sponsor to help out. McDonald’s agreed to donate 25 cents from a week of Shamrock Shakes sales to fund what would become known as the Ronald McDonald House.

Read more: “The Shamrock Shake – A beloved treat with a legacy of love.”