Left to right: JP McAleer, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley; Sudhir Kalra, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley; Keith Markowitz, Digital Realty Client Account Manager; Phil Meyers, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley; Joe Kiaer, Digital Realty Sales Director (I’m not in the picture, because I was the photographer!)
We were all honored and excited to support Ronald McDonald House (RMHC), which provides a temporary "home away from home" for pediatric cancer patients and their families. This organisation does great work in supporting families managing and struggling with treating children with cancer. In addition to providing housing for a nominal fee of $35 per night, the organisation coordinates emotional and physical services, psychological care, wellness programs, tutors, music, art, transportation, and activities for siblings, and provides camaraderie for parents struggling with their child's cancer diagnosis.
Hearing about the challenges these families face was heart wrenching, yet at the same time upbeat. Kudos to all the great people and companies that support this worthy cause.
The event was held at the Hudson National Golf Club in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. This was Digital Realty's seventh year participating in and sponsoring this event, which is widely attended by leading IT and infrastructure companies. In addition to being a worthwhile cause, it's also a fun networking event.
My golf buddies (and clients) from Morgan Stanley asked me to include their comments about the event:
"We're glad that the Digital Realty team rallied in support of Ronald McDonald House. A big 'Thank You' to Digital Realty! You guys rock!"
"This was an inspiring event and I'd do it again. I only wish Doricko had been wearing that fur bonnet of his with the ear flaps, and his purple suede shoes!"