Gordon Ramsay North America (GRNA), the restaurant group of acclaimed chef, restaurateur, TV personality and author, Gordon Ramsay, today announce a national charitable partnership with Make-A-Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. GRNA has committed to raise $1 million for each organization over the next five years.
“We’re really honored to partner with Make-A-Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in their missions to support children and their families,” says Ramsay. “I’ve loved being a part of Make-A-Wish for years, and honestly, getting to meet all these extraordinary kids has had a huge impact on me. We’re excited to now be supporting these amazing organizations by raising funds and awareness for two great causes that impact kids around the world.”
The restaurant group has already donated more than $175,000 to these organizations through a variety of fundraising events during the opening week of Ramsay Fish & Chips at ICON Park in Orlando, Florida, and other national fundraising opportunities.
“We are very grateful for the opportunity to partner with these fantastic organizations and continue our advocacy for the patients, families and the missions of Make-A-Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” says Norman Abdallah, CEO of Gordon Ramsay North America. “We are committed to coming together, raising funds and showing our support for these brave children, bringing hope to the future.”
“For years, Gordon Ramsay has personally supported Make-A-Wish as a wish granter and fundraiser helping make life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses come true,” says Richard K. Davis, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America. “We are thrilled to expand the relationship by adding Gordon Ramsay North America as the newest national sponsor of Make-A-Wish, allowing even more wish kids to experience wishes that can be an important part of the healing process.”
“We are grateful for the support of Gordon Ramsay and Gordon Ramsay North America for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s lifesaving mission,” says Richard C. Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “Funds raised through their partnership help fuel the new $11.5 billion, six-year St. Jude strategic plan. That plan triples St. Jude’s global investment to impact more of the 400,000 children worldwide who will get cancer each year and accelerates research and treatments for the most deadly forms of childhood cancers and other catastrophic diseases.”