Charity BBQ Day raises $1,200

On Saturday, franchisees, staff and thousands of volunteers at 465 M&M Meat Shops locations across Canada joined together to raise $1,550,000 for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC).

Now that was a barbecue.

On Saturday, franchisees, staff and thousands of volunteers at 465 M&M Meat Shops locations across Canada joined together to raise $1,550,000 for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC).

In Campbell River, the M&M Meat Shop on Dogwood Street raised $1,200.

Supporters from coast to coast lined up to celebrate M&M Meat Shops Charity BBQ Day and raise funds to support vital research to find a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, also known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

To date, M&M Meat Shops’ franchisees, customers and volunteers have raised more than $21.5 million for this worthy cause.

Saturday marked the 23rd annual M&M Meat Shops Charity BBQ Day and Canadians enjoyed thousands of hamburgers, hot dogs and ice cream bars in support of the CCFC.  Every cent raised goes directly to CCFC research to help find a cure for IBD, a disease that affects more than 200,000 Canadian men, women and children.

This year, M&M Meat Shops Charity BBQ Day was supported by Amanda Holmes, daughter of Canada’s Most Trusted Contractor, Mike Holmes, and sufferer of Crohn’s disease.

“My dad is an expert at home renovation and construction.” says Amanda. “But when I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease even he didn’t have the tools to fix me.  At this point, nobody does and that’s why both of us are proud to support the CCFC and M&M Meat Shops Charity BBQ Day.”

“There are few things harder than seeing your child in pain,” says Mike Holmes.  “We appreciate every dollar donated to the CCFC.”

Cooking for a Cure

“Once again, Canadians demonstrated incredible support for Charity BBQ Day, raising more than $1.5 million in a single day for CCFC,” says Mac Voisin, Founder and Chairman of M&M Meat Shops.  “Our sincere thank you to everyone who helped to make the 23rd annual Charity BBQ Day a huge success.”

Voisin believes this amazing feat could not have been accomplished without the help of thousands of volunteers and dedicated M&M Meat Shops franchisees, who tirelessly facilitated BBQs and promoted the event in their local communities across the country.

“On behalf of the CCFC and the thousands of persons living with IBD across Canada, we are grateful to M&M Meat Shops for their continued support and commitment to our search for a cure,” says CCFC Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin W. Glasgow, MD.

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