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Local egg producers contribute $30,000 and other support to Ronald McDonald House Radiothon

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association and its member farms recently contributed $30,000 in matching funds to the Ronald McDonald House Radiothon, while CEP Vice President Jerry Wilkins, who also serves as chair of the local fundraising event, was among those working the phones during the Nov. 30 "Light the House" Radiothon on KOSI 101.1 FM. 

Additionally, Eggland's Best was one of the major sponsors of the radiothon, and CEP representatives were also on hand that day providing an omelet breakfast for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House and for volunteers.

In total, the radiothon raised about $350,000, which will help keep families of sick children close to the care and resources they need while the child is hospitalized.

 

"It's an absolute honor to be associated with an event and an organization that has such an impact, like the Ronald McDonald House and its fundraising radiothon," said Wilkins, adding that local farms also regularly supply farm-fresh eggs throughout the year to families staying at Colorado's Ronald McDonald Houses. "Our Colorado egg farmers are continuously looking for ways to give back to our communities, and having partners like the Ronald McDonald House makes our impact more widespread."

 

In addition to its involvement with the Ronald McDonald House, the Colorado Egg Producers member farms each year collectively donate an estimated 1 million eggs to local food banks, along with other charitable endeavors. Local food bank partners say these donations are greatly appreciated in that eggs have a place in such an abundance and diversity of foods, and also have a wealth of nutritional benefits, providing high-quality protein and essential vitamins and minerals.

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