To commemorate October’s National Children’s Health Month, AOL is making a difference for children battling cancer by donating an AOL Media Room to the Ronald McDonald House in New York.

On Friday, October 7, 2011 at 3PM, young cancer patients and their families will gather at the Ronald McDonald House New York’s (RMH-NY) newly renovated AOL Media Room with Kevin Jonas – of the multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated artists, the Jonas Brothers – to celebrate its unveiling.

Highlights will include:

  • Total of 15 computers donated with each work station set up for one-on-one tutoring, and group learning scenarios for children in treatment, as well as their siblings staying at the House.
  • AOL Media Room has been aesthetically renovated to emulate happiness and designed to accommodate the users of the room – children, those in wheelchairs, and their siblings staying at the House.
  • Kevin Jonas of the Jonas Brothers will be onsite during the ribbon cutting. Kevin is an ambassador and honoree of Variety’s Power of Youth initiative, encouraging young people everywhere to get involved in philanthropic and humanitarian causes. Kevin also supports a wide range of charities including children-focused organizations like: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, DoSomething.org, Make-A-Wish Foundation and MusiCares.

This is just one example of the creative and engaging educational activities available at Ronald McDonald House New York for kids battling cancer. Through educational accessibility such as this one, residents are able to focus on fun and educational activities – and find reprieve from the stress of undergoing cancer treatment.

Ronald McDonald House New York is a “home away from home” that offers children with cancer and their families shelter and support while they undergo active treatment. Since its founding, more than 25,000 children have stayed at Ronald McDonald House New York.

Ronald McDonald House New York is situated at 405 East 73rd Street.

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