M&M Meat Shops

M&M Meat Shops
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC)

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC)

April 28, 2009 11:36 ET

Fire Up the Grill: Celebrate the 21st Annual Charity BBQ Day on Saturday, May 9, 2009!

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 28, 2009) -

Editors Note: A video is included with this press release.

On Saturday, May 9, 2009, Canadians can help cook up a cure! Visit any of the more than 470 M&M Meat Shops locations across Canada to support the 21st Annual M&M Meat Shops Charity BBQ Day benefiting Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC).

Franchisees, staff and thousands of volunteers from coast-to-coast will grill hamburgers and hot dogs to meet the fundraising goal of $2.1 million. On May 9th, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., supporters will receive a hamburger or hot dog, a drink and a bag of chips for a minimum donation of $2.50. All product and time is donated, so every penny raised goes directly to the CCFC for its research programs.

Canada has among the highest incidence of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in the world, yet the public profile of these "taboo" diseases continues to be low. There are more than 200,000 Canadians suffering from IBD. It is a painful and unpredictable disorder, there is no known cause or cure and the number of cases continues to grow. The money raised through events such as Charity BBQ Day has allowed CCFC to fund more than $56 million in medical research projects.

Proud Partners

A Kitchener-based business, M&M Meat Shops opened its first store in 1980. Over the past 28 years, the chain has grown to more than 470 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 and convenient meal ideas. For more information on M&M Meat Shops or for tips on hundreds of meal ideas visit www.mmmeatshops.com.

The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC) is a voluntary, not-for-profit, medical research foundation dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The Foundation is also committed to educating IBD patients, their families, health professionals and the general public about the diseases. For more information about the CCFC, please visit www.ccfc.ca.

To view the video associated with this release, please visit the following link:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kZUrHF2Y_k

Contact Information

  • For more information or to find the store nearest you,
    please contact: Strategic Objectives
    Allison Lawrence or Ive Balins
    (416) 366-7735
    (416) 366-2295 (FAX)
    alawrence@strategicobjectives.com