Did you know that one in every 150 Canadians suffer from Crohn’s and colitis, a rate that ranks in the highest worldwide? This Saturday, May 10, is M&M Meat Shops #CharityBBQDay which raises funds for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada medical research to help find a cure for IBD.
M&M Meat Shops’ franchisees, staff and thousands of volunteers will be manning their grills at all of the 400+ M&M Meat Shops locations across Canada. Supporters will receive a hamburger or hot dog, a drink and a bag of chips for a minimum donation of $3. So come on out and help raise awareness in this worthy cause to help reach the fundraising goal of $1million in a single day!
This year, M&M Meat Shops Charity BBQ Day is pleased to have 11 year old Halifax resident, Jillian Robinson, as Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s representative for the event. Jillian understands all too well what it’s like to live with ulcerative colitis. “I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at 3 years old. I’ve never known what it’s like not to be sick.”
From humble beginnings, M&M Meat Shops Charity BBQ Day has grown into Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s largest annual fundraising activity by any single supporter. Over the past 25 years, M&M Meat Shops has raised more than $24 million for medical research dedicated to finding a cure for Crohn’s and colitis. For more info visit www.mmmeatshops.com.