ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities’ (ARMHC) 7th annual Hearts and Hands Gala will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 14 at Flourish in Buckhead. The event, hosted by Fox 5 chief meteorologist David Chandley, will feature live and silent auctions and a performance by comedians Tripp and Tyler.
The Coca-Cola Company is the event’s presenting sponsor with Event Chair, Javier C. Goizueta, Vice President of The Coca-Cola Company and President of the McDonald’s Division Worldwide. Muhtar Kent, serving as Honorary Chair, is Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company.
“No family should be alone during the emotional and financial turmoil of their child’s life-threatening illness. Proceeds from this event will be used to keep families at our two Atlanta Houses close so their sick child won’t have to face their illness without their mom or dad by their side,” said Goizueta.
The Ronald McDonald House helps keep families close to their children receiving medical treatment, allowing the caregivers to spend more time with their child and interact with their clinical care team. The two Atlanta Houses have provided a home away from home to more than 45,000 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 nutritious 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 Tripp and Tyler
Tripp and Tyler are a sketch comedy duo known for their hilarious YouTube videos. Each year they host events for more than 250,000 people where they perform original sketches, interact with the audience and interview notable personalities.
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. Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world's most valuable and recognizable brands, our Company's portfolio features 20 billion-dollar brands including, Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, POWERADE, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia, Dasani, FUZE TEA and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of 1.9 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, 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.