Eva Longoria meets with families staying at Ronald McDonald House ahead of McHappy Day


Eva Longoria meets with families staying at Ronald McDonald House ahead of McHappy Day


In September, Hollywood actress and entrepreneur Eva Longoria was announced as the official McHappy Day Ambassador for 2021. 

And in the lead up to Saturday’s McHappy Day, the 46-year-old met with families staying at Ronald McDonald House in Sydney and Melbourne.

Due to travel restrictions, the former Desperate Housewives star was introduced to the Aussie families virtually, where they shared stories of how the House Charities have supported their loved ones.

Hollywood touch: In the lead-up to Saturday's McHappy Day, 2021 ambassador Eva Longoria met with families who are staying at Ronald McDonald House in Sydney and Melbourne

Hollywood touch: In the lead-up to Saturday’s McHappy Day, 2021 ambassador Eva Longoria met with families who are staying at Ronald McDonald House in Sydney and Melbourne

‘I was so moved by the families’ stories as I heard how Ronald McDonald House Charities is helping them stay together and feel supported while their seriously ill or injured child is undergoing treatment,’ she began in a statement.

‘Family is everything and I’ve seen firsthand what a strong support system can do, which is why it is so important that tomorrow on McHappy Day, Aussies give what they can to help raise much-needed funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities.’ 

This year’s McHappy Day will mark the 30th anniversary for the largest annual fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities in Australia.

The day has helped raise crucial funds to help keep families together and provide them with invaluable support while their seriously ill or injured child is undergoing treatment. 

Meeting families: 'I was so moved by the families¿ stories as I heard how Ronald McDonald House Charities is helping them stay together and feel supported while their seriously ill or injured child is undergoing treatment,' she said

Meeting families: ‘I was so moved by the families’ stories as I heard how Ronald McDonald House Charities is helping them stay together and feel supported while their seriously ill or injured child is undergoing treatment,’ she said

Eva joins a long line of celebrities to hold the position for Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia – including Katie Holmes, Eva Mendes, Naomi Watts, Ricki-Lee Coulter, Ada Nicodemou, Benji and Joel Madden and Ryan Kwanten. 

Australians can show their support for McHappy Day by picking up a pair of $5 Silly Socks or Helping Hands from their local McDonald’s.

Another option is to purchase a Big Mac on McHappy Day from their nearest McDonald’s or via McDelivery, with $2 from every Big Mac sold going directly to RMHC. 

Big shoes to fill: Eva joins a long line of celebrities to hold the position for Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia

Big shoes to fill: Eva joins a long line of celebrities to hold the position for Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia

A pair of limited-edition Birdie Silly Socks are also on offer for $20 on Amazon.com.au. 

You can also make a donation online by visiting www.rmhc.org.au/give. 

McHappy Day takes place on Saturday, November 13 across Australia 

Celebrating the Big 3-0! McHappy Day takes place on Saturday, November 13 across Australia

Celebrating the Big 3-0! McHappy Day takes place on Saturday, November 13 across Australia 

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