Duo helps raise money for RMHC — Central Alberta

How do you cross items off your bucket list and do it for a good cause?

Ask Alex and Mark Wong who are raising money for Ronald McDonald House Charities across Canada including the house in Red Deer.

The Vancouver residents and brothers stopped at the Ronald McDonald House — Central Alberta on Monday as part of their journey to visit all the 15 houses coast-to-coast while raising money for them.

Alex Wong, 29, said he was inspired to help after hearing the story of Brooke Malakoff’s who died due to a rare tumor and was helped by Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Both brothers have raised $7,000 so far. Alex Wong will add $1 for every kilometre he has driven, which would add up to $10,000. He hopes to exceed $20,000.

On Monday, the brothers toured the Red Deer house with Rhanda Bonet-Graham, development manager for Ronald McDonald House — Central Alberta.

Bonet-Graham said the brothers are setting an example for others showing people you can do what you want to do for a good cause.

The money raised by both brothers will be divided among all the Ronald McDonald houses based on the number of suites in each facility.

Mark Wong, 26, said he was equally happy to be part of a good cause.

“It’s helping kids and families in need,” he said. “And I’m doing this with my brother as a family, for other families. So it’s just a great cause and wonderful [thing] to do.”

To make a donation visit rmhccanada.ca/fundraiser/360


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