M & M MEAT SHOPS Holds Most Successful Charity BBQ Ever

M&M MEAT SHOPS in Val Caron experienced the greatest turnout ever for the 18th Annual M&M MEAT SHOPS Charity BBQ in support of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada. The community event raises public awareness and money for crucial medical research for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, also known as inflammatory bowel disease.

Loretta Lefebvre, shown above, is the President of the Sudbury Chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. She spent the day travelling between different M&M MEAT SHOP locations and indicated that this was definitely one of the busiest. There are almost 40 active members in the Sudbury Chapter, but well over 100 volunteers helping out at the Annual Charity BBQ Day.

Debbie Edwardson, Coordinator of the Val Caron site, indicated that the crowd on Saturday, May 13, 2006 was the largest she had ever witnesses since this event began 18 years ago.

Last year the event raised $1.55 million for the CCFC. This year's goal was $1.75 million.

Since 1989, M&M MEAT SHOPS Franchisees, Product Consultants, customers and volunteers have raised more than $10 million for the CCFC through various charitable initiatives.

More than 175,000 Canadians are affected by either Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis and this number is rapidly growing. There is no known cure.

Visitors shown in the crowd above were treated to a hamburger or hot dog, a drink and a bag of chips for a minimum donation of $2.00. All product and time is donated, so every penny raised goes directly to CCFC for its research programs.


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