Funky McDonald’s socks are now being sold at all Campbell River McDonald’s restaurants with the funds going to support the Campbell River Hospital. Pictured in the socks are

McHappy Day will sock it to the hospital foundation

This year’s McHappy Day is getting a boost thanks to some creative ideas from the local McDonald’s.

Local owners Jens and Mary Rolinksi, along with their staff, have been working to raise awareness and funds leading up to McHappy Day through the sale of the now sold out McHappy Mugs, McHappy Socks and a Garage Sale in the parking lot of McDonald’s (1361 16th Avenue) that takes place on Saturday, April 30.

All proceeds from the mugs, socks and garage sale will go towards the 2016 McHappy Day total. Socks can be purchased at any Campbell River McDonald’s location for $5 a pair.

McHappy Day is Wednesday, May 4, 2016 and it helps raise money for Ronald McDonald Charities across the country and the Campbell River Hospital Foundation. For eight years, McHappy Day in Campbell River has helped to support both Ronald McDonald House Charities and quality health care for Campbell River and North Vancouver Island.

Proceeds from McHappy Day will help to purchase Bili Lights for the Campbell River Hospital’s maternity department.

Bili lights are a type of light therapy (phototherapy) that is used to treat newborn jaundice. Jaundice is a yellow colouring of the skin and eyes.

It is caused by too much of a yellow substance called bilirubin and is seen in 30 to 60 per cent of full-term newborns and in nearly all premature infants. It occurs when a baby develops high levels of bilirubin, a by-product of the normal breakdown of red blood cells.

Ronald McDonald House Charities across the country help provide a home for families of sick or injured children while their child is being treated at a nearby hospital.

Research shows that sick children heal faster when their families are with them, and the houses enable families to stay by their child’s side during a medical crisis.

For more information on supporting the doctors, nurses and other key members of the local healthcare team visit, www.crhospitalfoundation.ca