McHappy Day in North Battleford celebrates milestone

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The Ronald McDonald told KIMT News 3 over the last couple years, the house has had to turn away thousands of families because limited space.

Every year, McDonald's restaurants across the country celebrate McHappy Day, an annual day of community giving in support of Ronald McDonald Houses and other local children's charities.

May 2 marks the 25 year of McHappy Day.

Seventy per cent of Canadians live outside a city with a children's hospital.

Rest assured, the fast food giant still supports Ronald McDonald House and by proxy, CHEO.

Tasha said she stayed at Ronald McDonald House, near B.C. Children's Hospital, from May to July of a year ago. "So if we don't have these types of events in place and these types of fundraisers, we can't keep the costs that low", Forrester said. Established in 1977 by McDonald's Canada founder George Cohon, McHappy Day has helped raise more than $66 million for Ronald McDonald House Charities and other local charities.

Opened in Saskatoon in 1985, Saskatchewan's only Ronald McDonald House serves families from across the province due to its proximity to specialized services. He will also be doing the brain tumour walk in Victoria May 27, "so children don't have to go through what I did".

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