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Tomorrow, McDonald's Canada® celebrates the 26th McHappy Day®

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 2:15:00 PM

- Proceeds from McHappy Day help more than 25,000 families and children in Canada every year.

Canadians across the country are pledging through #MyPledge to support tomorrow's 26th McHappy Day. On McHappy Day, $1 from every Big Mac®, Happy Meal® and hot McCafé® beverage goes towards Ronald McDonald House Charities® Canada (RMHC®) and other local children's charities.

New this year, guests can also purchase an item from the exclusive McHappy Day x Peace Collective collection at participating restaurants, with all proceeds going to RMHC and children's charities nationwide. Every purchase helps families stay together while their child is being treated at a nearby hospital.

Canadians, alongside notable media personalities like Kaitlyn Bristowe, Kevin Wendt and Fred VanVleet, have shared publicly using #MyPledge how they will support one of the country's largest annual charity drives. From buying Big Mac sandwiches for every customer at a local restaurant to sporting the new Peace Collective x McHappy Day gear, there are more ways than ever to pledge and participate in McHappy Day. Every pledge counts.

"Every 20 minutes, a family arrives on the doorsteps of a Ronald McDonald House or Family Room across the country in need of support," said Cathy Loblaw, President & CEO of RMHC Canada. "Funds raised on McHappy Day go directly towards helping these families stay close to their sick child while their child is being treated at a nearby hospital, and making their difficult journey a little easier. We are forever grateful for the support of McDonald's and their guests."

Guests who cannot make it into a restaurant but want to contribute can order the McHappy Day menu items through McDelivery with Uber Eats and SkipTheDishes where available. Visit any of the 1,400 McDonald's® restaurants from coast-to-coast on May 8th to give back and make a difference in the lives of families in your community.


- McHappy Day is McDonald's Canada's largest charity-driven program.
- McHappy Day was established in 1977 by McDonald's Canada founder George Cohon.
- The 15 Ronald McDonald Houses and 16 Family Rooms in Canada give families a place to stay together when they have to travel for their sick child's treatment.
T- ogether, with the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, RMHC is able to support over 25,000 families from more than 1,800 communities each year.
- Last year, McDonald's restaurants together with Canadians raised more than $6.1 million on McHappy Day alone.