Coca- Cola Toast at Gala

8th Annual Hearts & Hands Gala – Oct. 22, 2016


ATLANTA, JUNE 27, 2016 – Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities’ (ARMHC) 8th annual Hearts and Hands Gala will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 22 at Flourish in Buckhead. The event, hosted by Fox 5 chief meteorologist David Chandley, will feature live and silent auctions, dancing and a performance by Yacht Rock Revue.

The Coca-Cola Company is the event’s presenting sponsor with Craig A. Williams, Senior Vice President & President, The McDonald’s Division, The Coca-Cola Company, serving as event chair. Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, is honorary chair.

“There is no greater reward than knowing you are making a difference in the lives of families at their time of greatest need. Funds raised from this event will give families the gift of togetherness and a warm and caring place for support so they can be stronger together,” said Williams.

The Ronald McDonald House helps keep families close to their children receiving specialized treatment at local hospitals, allowing the caregivers to spend more time with their child and interact with their medical team. The two Atlanta Houses have provided a “home-away-from-home to more than 46,000 families of ill and injured children since the first Atlanta House opened in 1979.


About Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities

Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing the health and well-being of children and families.

At the Ronald McDonald House, families can enjoy many of the comforts of home, receive nourishing meals prepared and served by volunteers and obtain emotional support through contact with other families experiencing similar situations.  No family is turned away if they cannot afford the small $20 requested contribution and many of these families stay at the Ronald McDonald House for weeks, and sometimes months, while their children receive medical treatment. For more information, visit

About Yacht Rock Revue

The Yacht Rock Revue™ has thrilled audiences across the United States with a unique style of flawless, spot-on renditions of ‘70s light rock classics. Their signature versions of Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald and Steely Dan makes them a fan favorite and the finest tribute band to ever perform anywhere.   By blurring the lines between a tribute, an original act, and a comedic troupe, the Yacht Rock Revue™ has forged a unique niche market and a special bond with their fans to create an energetic stage presence that makes them legendary.  For more information visit

About The Coca-Cola Company

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands and more than 3,800 beverage choices. Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world’s most valuable and recognizable brands, our company’s portfolio features 20 billion-dollar brands, 18 of which are available in reduced-, low- or no-calorie options. Our billion-dollar brands include Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, Dasani, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Del Valle, Georgia and Gold Peak. Through the world’s largest beverage distribution system, we are the No. 1 provider of both sparkling and still beverages.  More than 1.9 billion servings of our beverages are enjoyed by consumers in more than 200 countries each day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world’s top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates. For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at, follow us on Twitter at, visit our blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at or find us on LinkedIn at

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