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Canadians can eat a Big Mac on McHappy Day guilt-free

April 25, 2012

McDonald's, the largest international fast food franchise in the world, has been actively working to better the world since 1974, when the first Ronald McDonald House was opened. The charity is dedicated to helping sick children and their families, and next week the Canadian McDonald's chain will host a fundraiser known as McHappy Day. The 19th annual event is one more way for the company to raise money for Ronald McDonald House as well as local charities that are aimed at helping children.

"No event better illustrates our commitment to giving back to the communities we serve and to helping Canadian children than McHappy Day," said John Betts, president and CEO of McDonald's Canada. "On this day we call on the millions of customers we serve each day to help us help kids."

For every Happy Meal, hot drink and Big Mac bought on May 2, McDonald's will donate $1 to one of the charities. The money raised for Ronald McDonald House in Canada goes directly to those who need it, as the fast food giant shares its profits with the charity to cover operating costs.

People living outside the country can make calls to Canada with phone cards to tell their friends about the upcoming day, which is a perfect excuse for Canadians to treat themselves to some fast food.

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