Recently, the GSK Oncology team volunteered as Guest Chefs at the Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia. The Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for families and their seriously ill children who are being treated at area hospitals.
What makes the Ronald McDonald House special is its caring environment where families find physical and emotional support from one another and the volunteers. Our GSK Oncology volunteers were Dinner Guest Chefs on two separate evenings, preparing our theme "Comfort Foods" for more than 80 people each night. There was turkey and stuffing, lasagna and garlic bread, ham and mashed potatoes, and even dinosaur chicken nuggets for the kids. Team GSK Oncology served more than 160 family members and volunteers.
It was really special for all of us to meet these families--especially the young patients with so much heart and so much hope.
The experience reminded us how important our health is, and more importantly, how significant our jobs are here at GSK! It was an amazing experience and it's nice to know that activities such as this are run by GSK employees all over the world.
(Photo courtesy of Ronald McDonald house of Philadelphia.)