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Record amount raised during McHappy Day

(WikiCommons)

TORONTO (660 NEWS) – McDonald’s Canada says that nearly $7 million was raised during McHappy Day on May 8.

The exact total was around $6.6 million, the most raised in McHappy Day history.

“McHappy Day captures the hearts of Canadians across the country, banding together for a great cause that helps families at an incredibly hard time in their lives,” said Cathy Loblaw, President and CEO of RMHC Canada. “We’re so thankful for all the amazing crew members, franchisees and McDonald’s Canada guests who truly make this a day to remember each year.”

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McDonald’s says that more than 25,000 families will stay at Ronald McDonald Houses and family rooms in Canada. The charity was established in 1977 and currently has 15 houses and 16 family rooms across the country.