May 12, 2014 3:13 pm

McDonald’s McHappy Day raises almost $950,000 in Quebec

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MONTREAL – McDonald’s restaurants and its franchisees in Quebec raised almost $950,000 on the company’s 21st McHappy Day, and a total of $4.2 million was raised across the country.

McHappy Day is a national fundraising event to support Canadian families and their sick children through local children’s charities across the country, including Ronald McDonald House.

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“Each year, McHappy Day owes its huge success to the generosity of our customers and dedication of our franchisees, employees, suppliers and partners,” Rocco Lofano, Regional Vice President, Eastern Region, McDonald’s Canada said in a statement.

“They have once again provided their phenomenal support, and I thank them enormously. Every dollar raised helps us to make a real difference to the lives of children across the country.”

Thanks to medical advances, more and more children are winning their battles but the healing is taking longer, with more treatments, over longer periods of time.

Research now shows that sick children heal faster when their families are with them and Ronald McDonald Houses help families to stay by their child’s side during a medical crisis.

© Shaw Media, 2014

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