Burnetti, P.A. Supports Pediatric Families at Ronald McDonald House

Burnetti, P.A. Supports Pediatric Families at Ronald McDonald House

Helps Underwrite 155 Family Night-Stays in Tampa Bay
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Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 9:00am


CONTENT: Press Release

TAMPA BAY, Fla. – Dec. 15, 2015 /3BL Media/ – In partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay, personal injury law firm Burnetti, P.A. is supporting the Light a Light & Share a Night Program to help families with children receiving medical treatment in Bay area hospitals. Burnetti, P.A.’s support is made possible by participation in CBS EcoMedia’s WellnessAd program.

Burnetti, P.A.’s funding will cover the cost of 155 night-stays for pediatric families staying at the four Bay-area Ronald McDonald Houses this year. This will accommodate up to 40 parents and 40 siblings of hospitalized children receiving services at Ronald McDonald Houses during their hospitalization.

Providing a home away from home for families with children receiving medical treatment in Bay area hospitals for the past 35 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay provides nearly 2,000 families per year with a safe and comfortable place to stay within walking distance to their hospitalized child, and have comforted and cared for 50,000 families since opening their doors in 1980. Combined, the four Ronald McDonald Houses in Tampa Bay offer 80 bedrooms nightly to families caring for their sick or injured child.

As a major supporter of the Light a Light & Share a Night Program across the Bay area, Burnetti, P.A. will be honored and presented with a plaque at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay’s Holiday Open House at the Tampa Ronald McDonald House this evening. Attendees will include Nate Hendricks from Burnetti, P.A.; Janice Davis, Executive Director and CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay; and local CBS television station WTOG.

“This donation makes a big difference in supporting our pediatric families,” said Davis. “The accommodations and support we provide help families cope with one of the most stressful situations imaginable. It is only with the help of community partners like Burnetti, P.A. that we can continue to provide the quality level of comfort and care that these families deserve.”

“We are honored to work with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay, and to be able to assist with providing care and comfort to families during a difficult time,” said Hendricks.

Established by founding partner Doug Burnetti in 1994, Burnetti, P.A. specializes in auto accidents, workers’ compensation, defective products, wrongful death, medical malpractice and other serious injuries. With a strong belief in community involvement, Burnetti, P.A. works to dedicate services to community organizations with the mission of strengthening community needs. In 2004, the Burnetti Children’s Foundation was created to help support youth-focused programs and to support charitable organizations that in turn dedicate resources to address the needs of children.

Through distinct programs aimed at supporting pediatric families, the Ronald McDonald House Charities’ mission is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and wellbeing of children. With local chapters in thirty-eight countries around the world, the nonprofit’s programs can be found in seventy-eight percent of the world’s children’s hospitals, working to keep families together to help kids heal and better cope as they undergo treatment. 

About Burnetti, P.A.

Burnetti, P.A. is a law firm dedicated to the representation of injured citizens across the state of Florida. Six lawyers and nearly 100 support team members staff offices in Tampa, Orlando, and Lakeland, Florida. Established in 1994 by Doug Burnetti, the firm’s practice is concentrated in personal injury law, and aggressively represents cases involving auto accidents, wrongful death, product liability, traumatic brain injury, nursing home neglect, medical malpractice, social security disability and workers' compensation. For more information, please call 1-800-BURNETTI, or visit www.Burnetti.com.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities

The Ronald McDonald House of Tampa Bay, with one house on Davis Islands serving families with children receiving treatment at Tampa General, St. Joseph’s Children’s and Shriners hospitals, and three houses in St. Pete at All Children’s Hospital, is a not-for-profit organization now in its 35th year of providing a safe haven for families with sick children. The four area Houses have provided comfort and care to more than 50,000 families since opening in 1980. It is the cornerstone program of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay. For more information, visit www.rmhctampabay.org

About CBS EcoMedia Inc.

EcoMedia was founded in 2002 by social entrepreneur Paul Polizzotto. The company's mission is to harness the power of the advertising dollar to make tangible, quality of life improvements in communities nationwide. In 2010, after successfully partnering on a wide range of environmental projects, EcoMedia was acquired by CBS Corporation, exponentially scaling its reach across television, radio, interactive, and publishing media.

Through EcoMedia's patent-pending EcoAd, as well as EducationAd, WellnessAd, Viewers to Volunteers and Volunteering with the Stars advertising programs, national brands and local businesses provide millions of dollars in financial support to some of the nation's most effective nonprofit organizations, funding critical veterans’, education, health and wellness, and environmental projects nationwide.

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EcoMedia has earned numerous awards and recognitions for its work, including the U.S. Conference of Mayors Award for Excellence in Public Private Partnerships (2009), Edison Awards for Social Innovation and Social Impact (2012, 2013), and the Starlight Children's Foundation's “General H. Norman Schwarzkopf Leadership Award,” which honors individual and organizational leaders who are doing extraordinary work to advance the common good and strengthen their communities. 

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