West Island McDonald’s restaurants raise over $21,400 to send children with arthritis to camp!
Every year, McDonald's restaurants across Canada hold their biggest fundraising initiative of the year – McHappy Day®!
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This year, as part of their McHappy Day fundraiser, seven West Island McDonald’s restaurants, owned and operated by Fred and Gail Cassir, supported Arthritis Society Canada as their local children’s charity and helped raise an amazing $21,442 to help send young Quebecers with juvenile arthritis to our adapted summer camp in June!
For thousands of Quebec children, summer camp is a treasured rite of childhood – an opportunity to make friends, have fun outdoors, and develop wonderful memories. “Unfortunately, children with arthritis are often unable to attend traditional camps, which do not have the facilities, specialized health care staff, or the modified activities to accommodate their abilities,” says Heather Holmes, Vice President Eastern Canada of Arthritis Society Canada. “We are so thankful to Fred and Gail Cassir and their staff for supporting our summer camp program for McHappy Day and helping over 40 Quebec children with arthritis experience sleepaway camp at no charge to their families this summer.”
Thank you to the participating West Island McDonald’s restaurants, our McHappy Day volunteers and everyone who generously donated to support Arthritis Society Canada’s Kids on The Move summer camp!