Fri, Nov 10, 2006 - Page 3 News List

Taiwan Quick Take: Wang to speak for Ronald

STAFF WRITER WITH CNA

New York Yankees pitcher Wang Chien-ming (王建民) has endorsed the establishment of a Ronald McDonald House to help sick and underprivileged children, McDonald's Taiwan announced on Wednesday. It will be the first Ronald McDonald House in Taiwan and the 261st in the world. McDonald's, a fast-food chain restaurant, started the charity project in 1999 to provide temporary lodging for families of children with life-threatening diseases who are undergoing medical treatment at a nearby hospital. The house will begin operations on Dec. 3, with Wang in attendance at the founding ceremony to express his support for the charity. He will also serve as its spokesman to promote fundraising and charity events.

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