JJ & Leo Kissinger, Andrew & Aiden Barfoot
Why do we compete? We go all in because the Ronald McDonald House goes all in for families in crisis. Side-by-Side's mission is to share laughter, rest, and togetherness with families who have a seriously ill child. The RMH is uniquely equipped to provide for families in tangible ways with extraordinary generosity-the comfort of a safe place to land, and a community to call home. Side-by-Side staff and volunteers team up with the House by providing relational support for families.
Andrew has volunteered with Side-by-Side for nearly 20 years. Among the many roles he's played, he especially enjoys the first Monday of each month, when you can catch him dressed as "Bingo Billy", hosting a raucous game of Bingo for kids and families in the dining room. Andrew's son Aiden is 14 months old.
JJ is in his seventh year as the Director of Side-by-Side, and is honored to partner with the RMH to serve up meals and activities, include RMH families in our getaway experiences, and connect them to our Family Support and Preschool programs. JJ's son Leo is 18 months old.
- Andrew & Aiden Barfoot, JJ & Leo Kissinger