PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — The co-founder of the first Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia has died.
Ronald McDonald House Charities announced that Doctor Audrey Evans passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday.
Evans was the first chief of pediatric oncology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
She helped open the first Ronald McDonald House in 1974 to provide affordable housing for families of seriously ill children.
“Dr. Realizing that a sick child means a sick family, Evans sought to create a place where families could live close to their children while they received life-saving treatments. With the help of former Philadelphia Eagles general manager Jimmy Murray and many local residents, Dr. Evans co-founded the world’s first-ever Ronald McDonald House in 1974,” according to the Ronald McDonald House Charities in a press release.
dr Evans was 97 years old.
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