Essex celebrates 25th year of McHappy Day

Jeannie Matthews
May 3, 2018

Every year, McDonald's Canada franchisees and crew across the country celebrate McHappy Day, an annual day of community giving in support of Ronald McDonald Houses and other local children's charities.

If you buy a Big Mac, Happy Meal and hot McCafé drink, $1 from your purchase will go toward Ronald McDonald House.

No family is ever billed for a stay at the Ronald McDonald house.

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McHappy Day has raised more than $67 million for charities, including the Ronald McDonald House, since it began 25 years ago.

CJNB, Q98 and 93.3 The Rock personalities will be on location at the McDonalds location on Railway Ave. throughout today to help with the celebrations. "There's no plan of raising the cost, but we do need to raise those funds each and every day to support the families staying at the house".

Kaiden was diagnosed with a brain tumour May 7, 2017 and three days later underwent a 12-hour surgery to remove the cancerous growth at B.C. Children's Hospital. "It doesn't go back to some central system in Ontario, it really stays here in Saskatchewan", Tammy Forrester, CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities Saskatchewan, said. We're rolling up our sleeves and lending a helping hand.

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