BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A local radio DJ spent hours bearing the Bakersfield heat today to raise money for families dealing with hospitalized children.
Romeo, the morning DJ on HOT 94.1, stood roof of the McDonald's on Stockdale and California while 94.1 volunteers and Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House workers collected over $10,000 worth of donations.
"When I was a little kid I was sick and my parents had to sit in a hospital room and I remember waking up and just seeing them in this cold dark room," Romeo said. "I hope no one has to go through it but at least the Ronald McDonald House is there to help them."
"Families can just come and take a break from being in the hospital environment," said Scarlett Sabin with the Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House charity.
Since the home opened in 2009, Bakersfield has been able to house more than 3,000 families who would have other wise spent their night in a hospital. It is the smallest House chapter in the world.
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