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From private movie screenings and celebrity meet & greets to powerful video campaigns and star-studded fundraisers, MDC has been uniting charitable organizations and people who want to help since 2005.
Celebrating Sebastian Stan's Birthday!

Celebrating Sebastian Stan's Birthday!

Our dear friend Luis recently graduated high school around the same time he learned his cancer was in remission. After spending many years far from home battling his disease and undergoing treatment, he can finally go home. We wanted to send him off with a visit from one of his favorite actors, Sebastian Stan. Guess who was sweet enough to come back (bearing a huge bag of gifts) and spend another afternoon at Ronald McDonald House New York?! We had a fun-filled afternoon full of smiles and laughter; the kids even managed to surprise Sebastian with a cake for his birthday. We wish Sebastian nothing but the best and many more happy birthdays to come!!! Huge thanks to Hasbro who generously donated toys for the kids and to Netania who helped make the entire visit possible.
A Super Night with Superman

A Super Night with Superman

Henry Cavill (Man of Steel, Mission Impossible: Fallout) joined MDC for a fun-filled evening at Ronald McDonald House greeting countless young fans who are staying there while undergoing cancer treatment at one of their 16 area hospital partners. After making a surprise appearance at our earlier movie screening event at Bryant Park Hotel, Henry traveled with us back to the House to spend time with more children who were too young to see his film! Despite being in the middle of an exhaustive global press tour that had him in a different city each day, Henry made these kids a priority and I can't thank him enough. We shared a wonderful evening filled with so much laughter, jokes, lots of hugs and kids giving Henry their best Superman impression. Henry is truly an incredibly sweet kind funny gracious and charismatic super man who radiates goodness and brings hope to those who need it most. Thank you so much to Jennifer Allen; to Sophie at Paramount and Nick at Bryant Park Hotel for providing the venue and all the wonderful gifts and goodies; and to Greg Jolley and John Hedlund for capturing these magical memories for the families.
Mission Impossible: Fallout Special Screening with Henry Cavill

Mission Impossible: Fallout Special Screening with Henry Cavill

MDC was so proud to team up with Paramount to host an advanced screening of Mission Impossible: Fallout for children from Ronald McDonald House New York and the New York Hospital for Special Surgery. Superman Henry Cavill (who plays August Walker in Fallout) made a surprise appearance and stayed after the movie to host a private Q+A with the kids. He shared some great behind-the-scenes stories from filming with Tom Cruise and left the children with a powerful message: "No matter how strong you think Superman is, a child battling cancer is a thousand times stronger. Never forget you are the ones with real strength inside you."
A Trip to Hotel Transylvania with Kevin James

A Trip to Hotel Transylvania with Kevin James

MDC teamed up with our friends at Sony to bring kids battling cancer an extra-special movie viewing experience at Sony's headquarters in Union Square! Kevin James (Frankenstein) came by to greet families at an advanced screening of Hotel Transylvania 3 -- and he brought his whole family along so they could stay and watch the movie with kids from Ronald McDonald House. The movie was fantastic; it had a great message and was full of laughs. The kids loved it! Special thanks to Peter Lozito and Morgan Prouse @ Sony for making this happen!
Chris Pratt Double Header Thrills Countless Young Fans

Chris Pratt Double Header Thrills Countless Young Fans

Longtime friend and supporter of Ronald McDonald House New York, Chris Pratt recently went above and beyond when he stopped by to hand out Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom toys and gifts to dozens of young fans battling cancer. An added bonus: Chris made a SURPRISE guest appearance later that night at a private screening organized by MDC Productions with the help of our dear friends at NBCUniversal and Bryant Park Hotel. It was a beautiful day for so many families who were able to spend time with MTV's 2018 Generation Award Winner!!
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Game Changers in Cancer Research

Game Changers in Cancer Research

MDC was privileged to produce a video documenting the landmark achievements of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. Each and every discovery they've made has saved countless lives and they continue to fund researchers all around the world who are leaders in their area of expertise. Their global team is led by renowned oncologist and scientist, Dr. Sameul Waxman whose Institute Without Walls completely transformed the cancer research landscape. It was an honor to work with them. Special thanks to John Hedlund and Francesco Nuzzi of Open Iris Entertainment for all their help shooting and producing this video.
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Fleet Week Sails into Manhattan

Fleet Week Sails into Manhattan

FLEET WEEK is a time-honored celebratory event put together by the United States Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. For one week each year, active military ships travel to New York bearing thousands of sailors who will come to the city, visit top tourist attractions and invite the public to take guided tours of the ships. MDC was proud to partner with Fleet Week Staten Island!
The Winter Soldier Melts Hearts

The Winter Soldier Melts Hearts

MDC would like to thank Sebastian Stan (Captain America, Avengers) for his recent visit to Ronald McDonald House New York. Sebastian spent a few hours meeting young fans who are currently in cancer treatment. We celebrated two very special birthdays, Sebastian handed out gifts and even got to meet a number of kids who are post-transplant. The entire House was full of happiness and excitement and it was a day we'll never forget! It's great for these kids to know that their favorite superheroes are pretty heroic in real life too. Special thanks to Netania Cortell, Brookside Management and Hasbro!
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2018 Ronald McDonald House Gala

2018 Ronald McDonald House Gala

MDC was proud to team up with Open Iris Entertainment to produce all the videos for the run of show at the 2018 Ronald McDonald House New York Gala event at Grand Hyatt in Manhattan. Special honorees included Ajay Banga, the President and CEO of Mastercard, and Morris Goldfarb, the Chairman and CEO of G-III Apparel Group, among others. As a special surprise to kick off the evening, we also produced a fun little video to welcome the audience to the event with some help from our friends in Hollywood! Many thanks to Chris Pratt, Liam Neeson, Tom Holland and THE ROCK!!
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Congratulations to the Avengers!

Congratulations to the Avengers!

CONGRATULATIONS to our friends at MARVEL for making box office history! Thank you especially to Chris Pratt (Star Lord), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Tom Holland (Spiderman). There is not a more well-deserving bunch of superheroes, on and off the screen. We are so proud of you!!
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Chronicles of Narnia Reunion at Ronald McDonald House

Chronicles of Narnia Reunion at Ronald McDonald House

Our love, respect and admiration for Liam Neeson knows no limits. He continues to give so generously of his time and attention to the kids and families at Ronald McDonald House New York and MDC will be forever grateful to him for his unwavering support. This was Narnia costar William Moseley's first visit to the House and he met the kids just after they finished a Narnia Movie Marathon. You can imagine the excitement when King Peter and Aslan walked into the room! We were so impressed with their sensitivity to the situation and genuine empathy towards the families. Thank you again to Liam and William for all their support!
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FARE: Food Allergy Research & Education Organization

FARE: Food Allergy Research & Education Organization

1 in 13 kids have a food allergy. Over 40% have already experienced a life-threatening reaction. Watching a child become sick, unable to breathe or become unresponsive is beyond terrifying, especially when there are only precious seconds between life and death. We're very proud to support FARE, the world's largest private source of funding for food allergy research and the leader in the fight against food allergies. MDC was honored to attend FARE's annual luncheon, where we heard from parents whose children died as a result of something as simple as eating a grilled cheese sandwich or granola bar; completely avoidable tragedies. We are excited to work with them and the rest of the medical community to continue to raise awareness, impact legislation and help make the world safer for our kids.
Interviewing the World's Leading Cancer Researchers

Interviewing the World's Leading Cancer Researchers

MDC's production team had the privilege of meeting world renowned doctors and researchers who have made more of an impact in their lifetime than most could ever dream of. One discovered a cure for a specific type of leukemia and another discovered how to reverse certain effects of pediatric brain cancer! Each and every discovery they've made has saved countless lives. Their global team is led by leading oncologist and scientist, Dr. Samuel Waxman, whose "Institute Without Walls" has totally transformed the cancer research landscape. MDC was on hand to interview participants at their annual research symposium.
Falcon Sweeps Into Town

Falcon Sweeps Into Town

Anthony Mackie (star of Avengers, Captain America, Adjustment Bureau) stopped by Ronald McDonald House New York during a recent Avengers press tour to spend some time with young fans who are staying at the House while being treated for cancer at nearby hospitals. Anthony toured the facility before heading down to the playroom to meet the kids and answer some questions about his new film. He signed autographs, took photos and was kind enough to film a few words about how touched he was by his visit. Toys were generously donated by Hasbro. Special thanks to Alyssa Hackman from Litzky PR, Alexandra Crotin from 42West and Jason Spire!
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The Brush Off

The Brush Off

The Blavatnik Family Foundation Wellness Center serves the caregivers staying at Ronald McDonald House New York by providing respite and critical self-care support for the mind, body and spirit. With that mission in mind, a variety of fitness classes and equipment, meditation sessions, massage and spa services, healing music classes, nutrition workshops and stress-management discussions are offered on a daily basis. "The Brush Off" was the center's first big event; encouraging caregivers to stop by and brush off winter and refresh for spring while receiving a variety of relaxing spa services (massages, facials, etc.). Healthy snacks were served along with detoxifying juices and smoothies. DIY stations allowed caregivers to learn how to make exfoliating scrubs, essential oil room sprays and floral arrangements to welcome spring. Goodie bags included natural bristle body/face brushes as well as other self-care and pampering items. Special thanks to event donors, including Herbal Essences who generously sent gifts for all the moms! The generous gift from the Blavatnik Family Foundation provides a home for the Integrative Wellness Program at Ronald McDonald House New York.
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Fun-Filled Day with the Apatows

Fun-Filled Day with the Apatows

MDC wants to send a huge thank you to Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow for their recent visit to Ronald McDonald House. The famously funny pair brought daughters Maude & Iris, as well as a close family friend, and spent an entire afternoon decorating handcrafted leather moccasin slippers which were generously donated to the House courtesy of MINNETONKA and artist/designer Lindsay Stewart (Free Range Mama).
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James McAvoy Braves A Blizzard

James McAvoy Braves A Blizzard

MDC is beyond grateful to actor JAMES McAVOY (star of hit films X-Men, Wanted, Atonement, Split and Sherlock Gnomes) for his recent visit to Ronald McDonald House New York. MDC spent months organizing this event, only to have plans derailed less than 24hrs before due to a crazy freak spring snowstorm which left 60 families stranded and unable to travel to Bryant Park Hotel. James braved the blizzard and spent the entire afternoon with the kids and their families, giving them a memory of a lifetime they will never forget. We are forever grateful to James for making the trip in such horrible weather and going out of his way to make these kids feel so special and loved. Thank you so much for having such a big heart and thanks to Paramount, Allied and 42West for making this day possible!!
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45th Annual NYPD vs FDNY Charity Hockey Game

45th Annual NYPD vs FDNY Charity Hockey Game

MDC Productions was proud to be part of the Anheuser Busch Penalty Box Experience at the 45th Annual NYPD vs. FDNY Charity Hockey Game at Madison Square Garden. MDC was recognized for their work with the NYPD in support of kids battling cancer at Ronald McDonald House New York. The game was played to a sold out crowd of nearly 20,000 spectators and ended with the FDNY beating the NYPD after 6 rounds of a shootout.
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New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association

New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association

MDC Productions is proud to partner with the NJ State Policemen's Benevolent Association, which has over 33,000 members and represents the finest law enforcement officers in the state of NJ. MDC was on hand to propose and initiate a long-term partnership between the New Jersey Devils and the NJSPBA hockey team. We are very honored to have support from some of the most famous Devils players of all time.
Making Memories with Mastercard

Making Memories with Mastercard

MDC Productions was proud to team up with Open Iris Entertainment to interview Ajaypal "Ajay" Singh Banga, the president and CEO of Mastercard. Ajay spoke about Mastercard's philanthropic outlook and why he feels it's so important for his company and his employees to give back to the community. Mastercard is known for their outstanding volunteer efforts around the world.
Private Screening of Peter Rabbit

Private Screening of Peter Rabbit

MDC Productions was very honored to host a private screening of PETER RABBIT as part of our "Studio Sneak Peeks" program. Special thanks to Sony Pictures for bringing the film to Ronald McDonald House New York so that kids battling cancer could watch the movie from the comfort of their 'home away from home'. The team arrived at the House with stuffed animals, Peter Rabbit hats, t-shirts and coloring books to hand out to all the children. The film was a huge hit and we are very grateful to our friends at Sony for their generosity!
Skate with the Greats

Skate with the Greats

RBC Capital Markets and the New York Rangers raised more than $800,000 for kids battling pediatric cancer at Ronald McDonald House New York at the 24th Annual Skate with the Greats event at Rockefeller Center. Huge thanks to Brian Leetch and Rod Gilbert for hosting the event, which included Rangers legends like Mark Messier, Mike Richter, Pete Stemkowski, Steve Vickers, Stephane Matteau, Colton Orr, Nick Fotiu and Gilles Vellemure.
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Studio Sneak Peeks: Pitch Perfect 3

Studio Sneak Peeks: Pitch Perfect 3

Big shout out to the cast of Pitch Perfect 3!! Thanks to NBC Universal and Bryant Park Hotel for hosting an incredible fun-filled screening of this amazing movie. We are so impressed by the singing and dancing of all the talented actresses who star in the film!
Liam Neeson Spreads Holiday Cheer

Liam Neeson Spreads Holiday Cheer

Legendary actor Liam Neeson stopped by to say hello and hand out gifts to children battling cancer at Ronald McDonald House New York. The room was filled with kids of all ages and they were so excited to meet the "Taken" star. Liam took the time to connect with every family; signing autographs, posing for pictures and answering questions about his latest film, "The Commuter." We have so much love for Liam, who has been a wonderful friend to MDC for many years!
WWE Superstar John Cena Surprises Fans

WWE Superstar John Cena Surprises Fans

WWE Superstar John Cena, one of the world's most charitable athletes, stopped by Bryant Park Hotel to surprise young fans who were treated to a private advanced screening of Fox's highly-anticipated new film Ferdinand. The movie is a film adaptation of the children's classic storybook about a gentle giant, Ferdinand the Bull, who looks big and mean on the outside, but has a heart of gold on the inside. Sound familiar? John was on hand to take pictures and spend time with the kids and their families; he also spoke a little about the film which he is extremely proud of. Special thanks to Fox and Bryant Park Hotel for making this happen!
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Face Off to Fight Pediatric Cancer Highlight Reel

Face Off to Fight Pediatric Cancer Highlight Reel

Very proud to share highlights from our 1st annual "Face Off to Fight Pediatric Cancer" charity hockey game and VIP reception. Big thanks go to special guests Robert De Niro, Liev Schreiber, Malik Yoba, Chris Kotsopoulos, Ken Daneyko, Ron Duguay, Sergei Brylin, Sergei Starikov and Scott Mellanby. Thanks to all the police officers and federal agents who helped raise money and awareness for the event and to ALL who generously contributed, especially Chelsea Piers Sky Rink! Video by Open Iris Entertainment.
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Chris Hemsworth in the House

Chris Hemsworth in the House

The brave little superheroes at Ronald McDonald House New York got to meet one of the world's biggest superheroes this week! Chris Hemsworth was only in New York for a few hours but made time between back-to-back press engagements to meet some young fans, hand out toys, pose for pictures and give the families a wonderful day they will NEVER forget.
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Face Off to Fight Pediatric Cancer Cocktails & Reception

Face Off to Fight Pediatric Cancer Cocktails & Reception

MDC recently hosted the first annual "Face Off to Fight Pediatric Cancer" hockey event to benefit Ronald McDonald House New York. The game featured law enforcement officers and federal agents facing off to raise money for kids battling cancer. Special guests included actors Robert De Niro, Liev Schreiber and Malik Yoba; Ron Duguay and Chris Kotsopoulos (New York Rangers); Ken Daneyko and Sergei Brylin (New Jersey Devils); and Sergei Starikov (9X National Champion & Olympic gold medalist).
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Face Off to Fight Pediatric Cancer Charity Hockey Game

Face Off to Fight Pediatric Cancer Charity Hockey Game

MDC recently hosted the first annual "Face Off to Fight Pediatric Cancer" hockey event to benefit Ronald McDonald House New York. The game featured law enforcement officers and federal agents facing off to raise money for kids battling cancer. Special guests included actors Robert De Niro, Liev Schreiber and Malik Yoba; Ron Duguay and Chris Kotsopoulos (New York Rangers); Ken Daneyko and Sergei Brylin (New Jersey Devils); and Sergei Starikov (9X National Champion & Olympic gold medalist).
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Studio Sneak Peeks: My Little Pony

Studio Sneak Peeks: My Little Pony

MDC recently hosted a special private screening of "My Little Pony" for the kids at Ronald McDonald House New York and the New York Hospital for Special surgery. Huge thanks to actress Emily Blunt and the teams at Lionsgate, Hasbro and Bryant Park Hotel for their generosity.
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Spiderman Swings Through Town

Spiderman Swings Through Town

Spiderman's Tom Holland came to visit the kids at Ronald McDonald House New York and we were able to screen his new movie, thanks to the generosity of the team at Sony/Columbia Pictures.
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Chris Pratt & Exploding Kittens

Chris Pratt & Exploding Kittens

Chris Pratt made another visit to Ronald McDonald House to visit the kids and play some card games. The kids teamed up (and possibly cheated) to beat him at a game of Exploding Kittens!
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