Charity barbecue raises funds for Crohn's and Colitis research
Staff and volunteers at South Surrey's M&M Meat Store collected $1,337.91 for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC) on Saturday.
M&M's Boundary Park Plaza shop raised $1,040.82 and the Newton store raised $1,368.65.
The local event was part of a national one-day campaign that generated a total of $1,546,000 from the more than 450-stores in the Kitchener-based chain, beating this year's $1.5 million target.
For a minimum donation of $3, supporters received a hamburger or hot dog, a drink and a bag of chips.
All food and time was donated, so every dollar went directly to fund CCFC Crohn’s and colitis research to help find a cure for the illnesses that affect more than 200,000 Canadian men, women and children.
It was the 24th annual M&M Meat Shops Charity BBQ Day which to date has raised more than $23.1 million.