On Saturday, May 10, 2014, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m, M&M Meat Shops and Crohn’s and Colitis Canada (formerly known as the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada), are inviting you to pay a little and eat a lot for the 26th annual #CharityBBQDay, which raises funds to help find a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
One in every 150 Canadians suffer from Crohn’s and colitis, a rate that ranks highest in the world. These lifelong diseases result in pain, urgent bathroom visits, hospital stays and multiple surgeries, and affects academic success, careers and relationships.
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 on Charity BBQ Day. Supporters will receive a hamburger or hot dog, a drink and a bag of chips for a minimum donation of $3. Proceeds raised from the event help fund Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis medical research, and the event hopes to raise $1 million in a single day.
Join M&M Meat Shops and Crohn’s and Colitis Canada to help find the cure for
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Be a Star, Buy a Penguin!
From March 28 until May 11 Canadians can also support Crohn’s and colitis research by purchasing and signing a Penguin at any M&M Meat Shops location. There are three great ways to participate:
- For $2, supporters will receive a Penguin and a chance to win a $500 M&M Meat Shops gift card;
- For $3, supporters will receive a Penguin, a M&M Meat Shops Blossom Pastry and double their chance to win a $500 M&M Meat Shops gift card;
- For $5, supporters will receive a Penguin, a coupon book worth more than $50 in M&M Meat Shops savings and triple their chance to win $500 in M&M Meat Shops gift cards;
- The $500 M&M Meat Shops grand prize draw will take place on May 15.
A Kitchener-based business, M&M Meat Shops opened its first store in 1980. Over the past 33 years, the chain has grown to more than 400 locations across Canada. M&M Meat Shops offers hundreds of meal ideas for today’s busy families in just one aisle, with products ranging from succulent steaks to delicious desserts, enticing hors d’oeuvres and convenient one-dish meal ideas. For more information on M&M Meat Shops or for tips on hundreds of meal ideas, visit www.mmmeatshops.com. Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/mmmeatshops and follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/mmmeatshops.
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada (formerly known as the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada) is a volunteer-based charity dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and to improving the lives of children and adults affected by these chronic diseases. As Canada’s leading non-governmental funder of Crohn’s and colitis research, we have invested over $82 million to foster advances in research, education, awareness and advocacy to date. By working together we can help advance the understanding of these diseases and fund the programs that result in more treatment options and, ultimately, cures. Please visit www.crohnsandcolitis.ca, join us on https://www.facebook.com/crohnsandcolitis.ca or call 1-800-387-1479.
*Disclosure - I was not compensation.