Since 1984, The Ronald McDonald House of Augusta has opened its doors and its heart to care for families with critically injured and seriously ill children. They take care of the little things, like where to sleep and what to eat, so families can stay focused on what really matters; the health of their child. Located steps away from the Children’s Hospital of Georgia, they provide a much needed retreat for families. With their 23 bedroom house which opened in 2015, they are able to serve over 1000 families each year. At the Ronald McDonald House in Augusta, it is their goal to make our families feel at home while they are in their house and while their child receives urgent medical care. In most cases, the children spend the day at the hospital being treated and return to the Ronald McDonald House to await the next treatment. They frequently have brothers, sisters and other family members with them to support them in treatment. The Playroom Program provides a magical play space and a welcome escape for the kids to enjoy just being a kid. It provides critical times of bonding with their siblings or parents to play with their children and bring smiles to their faces. The Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University also provides clinical trials for kids with cancer and therefore, the Ronald McDonald House hosts many kids receiving chemotherapy and are highly prone to illness. Because of their suppressed immune systems, a separate playroom, named the PressOn Playroom, built because of support from the PressOn Fund, provides a positive pressure playroom stocked with clean, sterile toys. This makes sure that no child, no matter their condition, can be denied the joy of playing while in their house.