Minuteman Press Providence-Warwick Supports Ronald McDonald House of Providence Women’s Classic

PROVIDENCE, RI (October 2, 2012) – For the fifth year in a row, Minuteman Press Providence-Warwick is lending support to the Ronald McDonald House of Providence Women’s Classic: Amgen 5K & Cardi’s Furniture 3K Walk. Proceeds for the Classic support programs that improve the health and well-being of hospitalized children and their families.

In addition to participating in the actual run, the local printer is providing its services for posters, postcards, programs and the sponsor brochure. Minuteman Press Providence-Warwick has sponsored the Ronald McDonald House Women’s Classic 5K since its inception in 2008.

The women-only event will take place in Providence on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 10am starting from the Brown University Stadium through the scenic and historic East Side of Providence and finishing in Olympic style on the Brown University Track.

Origins of Ronald McDonald House began in the mid-1980’s when a group of concerned individuals from Women & Infants’ and Rhode Island Hospitals met to discuss the issue of parents and relatives sleeping on hospital chairs overnight in order to be closer to their children. This initial conversation sparked much interest. Through the hard work of many and with generous community support, the Ronald McDonald House of Providence was created. The House opened its doors on November 6, 1989.

During the past 22 years, the organization’s services expanded to include 18 guest rooms and 4 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms including one at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, one at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA and two at MassGeneral Hospital for Children in Boston, MA.

“We are honored to provide annual support to The Ronald McDonald House of Providence,” said Karen Fraielli, co-owner of Minuteman Press Providence-Warwick. “This wonderful organization helps families spend additional time with a sick child and keeps families together during a medical crisis.”

About Minuteman Press Providence-Warwick

Owned by Karen Fraielli and Valerie Chanoux, Minuteman Press specializes in business communications printing, document management technology, and consumer print production. The Providence location of Minuteman Press opened on Westminster Street in 1987 then moved to the corner of Orange and Pine Streets in 2005. Fraielli and Chanoux have been owners since 2002. The Warwick location on Jefferson Boulevard opened in 1993 and the women purchased this second location of the business in 1999.

Minuteman Press is rated the number one printing franchise in the printing industry by Entrepreneur Magazine (January 2012) and has received this designation for the 10 years in a row.

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