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Celebrity Friends of RMHC

The Friends of RMHC celebrity program is a part of Ronald McDonald House Charities’ existing Friends of RMHC program which includes over 30,000 volunteers that work to promote and advance the vital efforts of RMHC and its three core programs: the Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Room and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile.

The Friends of RMHC celebrity program will heighten awareness and inspire people to take action by actively supporting the Charity and its mission of helping to improve the health and well being of children and families across the world.

June Ambrose
June Ambrose is responsible for the looks behind some of today’s most influential artists. Her agency, the Mode Squad Inc., has crafted custom looks for clients including P. Diddy, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott, Kelly Ripa, Kim Catrall and Mariah Carey. Ambrose has left an indelible mark on today’s youth, inspiring countless trends and major fashion statements.
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Paris Bennett
In 2006, Paris Bennett became one of the 24 contestants on “American Idol,” and recently released her first solo album, “Princess P.”
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Ronald Bilaro
Ron Bilaro is a successful personal chef and event organizer based in Chicago, Illinois. Bilaro gained considerable notoriety as a sous chef to Art Smith, Oprah Winfrey’s personal chef.
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Wayne Brady
In television, Wayne Brady has recently guest starred on “The Dave Chappelle Show,” “30 Rock,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Dirt,” and “Everybody Hates Chris.” He became well known for his improvisational skills on ABC’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” for which he won an Emmy and earned four Emmy nominations. Brady went on to host “The Wayne Brady Show” for two years. He picked up two Emmys for Outstanding Talk Show Host and the show won an Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show. Currently, he can be seen on Fox hosting “Don’t Forget the Lyrics.”
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Billy Bush
Billy Bush is the co-anchor of “Access Hollywood,” the daily entertainment newsmagazine currently in its 12th season of providing comprehensive coverage of entertainment news and personalities on television. In 2007, Bush hosted the popular NBC talent competition show “Grease – You’re the One That I Want.”
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Cindy Crawford
Cindy Crawford is one of the most recognizable faces in the world, having appeared on over 600 magazine covers worldwide. Born and raised in DeKalb, Ill., Crawford competed in Elite Model Management’s Look of the Year competition in 1983 and placed among the top 15 finalists. She went on to become one of the most successful models of all time.
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Terry Fator
America chose Terry Fator as the winner of “America’s Got Talent” in its second season in 2007. Fator has dedicated more than 32 years to honing his skills as a ventriloquist, comedian, singer, and celebrity impressionist.
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Carl Lewis
During his career, Carl Lewis won nine Olympic gold medals, and attended four Olympic games, earning him international respect and a place in history as one of the greatest athletes of all time.
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Mario Lopez
Mario Lopez danced his way into America’s heart on the hit ABC program “Dancing With the Stars” in 2006. But long before that, Lopez became well known to television audiences through his role as A.C. Slater on NBC’s “Saved by the Bell” and USA Network’s “Pacific Blue,” where he portrayed police officer Bobby Cruz. He brought the bachelor’s view to NBC’s “The Other Half” and helped bridge the gap between sports and entertainment on “ESPN Hollywood.” Additionally, he portrayed Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis in “Breaking the Surface: the Greg Louganis Story.”
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Ne-Yo
Beginning with the release of Ne-Yo’s platinum debut, “In My Own Words,” in 2006, the Las Vegas native revealed his talent as a songwriter and performer. He’s penned such hits as Rihanna’s “Unfaithful” and co-wrote Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable,” which was on the “Billboard Hot 100” list as the number one single for ten weeks.
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Hayden Panettiere
Hayden Panettiere currently stars in the popular NBC Television drama “Heroes” as an indestructible high school cheerleader. The series is already a qualified critical and audience hit and was nominated for a 2007 Emmy Award in the Outstanding Drama Series category.
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Holly Robinson Peete
Holly Robinson Peete first appeared on “Sesame Street” at the age of four. She went on to star as Officer Judy Hoffs on the hit series “21 Jump Street,” and the long-running sitcoms “Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper,” “For Your Love” and “One on One.”
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Al Roker
As a host of NBC’s “Today” show, along with Meredith Vieira and Matt Lauer, and also its weatherman, Al Roker has the undivided attention of the nation (over 32 million viewers per week) every weekday morning.
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Raven-Symoné
Raven-Symoné is best known for her role in the Emmy-nominated comedy series “That’s So Raven” for the Disney Channel. Her role as ‘Raven’ garnered two NAACP Image Awards for “Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children’s series/special”; two Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards for “Favorite Television Actress”; and a Young Artist Award for “Outstanding Young Performer.”
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Tamia

“Between Friends” is the newest album by songstress and writer Tamia. Since her last album, “More,” Tamia is trying to do it all — be a supportive wife to husband Grant Hill, a mother, and work with charities such as Prevent Child Abuse America, Habitat For Humanity, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) awareness in Canada, as well as tour an African American art collection around the United States.
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Dayanara Torres
In 1993, Torres was the youngest woman ever to become Miss Universe. As Miss Universe, her humanitarian work focused on disadvantaged children throughout the world. She became an international ambassador for UNICEF, traveling throughout Latin America and Asia in support of the organization’s projects.
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Angélica Vale
Angélica Vale is a beloved Mexican actress, singer and comedian, and was named one of the 50 most beautiful people in 2007 by People en Español magazine. She has worked as an actress for over 25 years but achieved international fame in 2006 when she took a leading role in Univision’s television series “La Fea Más Bella” with her real life mother Angélica María. Vale’s singing talent is also featured on the soundtrack for the soap opera, which, according to its Nielsen rating in 2006, became Univision’s number one TV program.
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Trey Wingo
Trey Wingo is one of the key figures behind ESPN’s year-round coverage of the National Football League, most notably as host of “NFL Live,” the weekday pro football news and information show. He recently added “NFL PrimeTime” to his on-air responsibilities, which include hosting ESPN’s NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament studio coverage, anchoring “SportsCenter,” play-by-play for Arena Football games and regular contributions to ESPN Radio programs.
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