On May 12th, 2012, Canadians can help cook up a cure!
Visit any M&M Meat Shops location across Canada to support the 24th Annual M&M Meat Shops Charity BBQ Day benefiting Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC). M&M Meat Shops franchisees, staff and thousands of volunteers from coast-to-coast will grill hamburgers and hot dogs to meet the 2012 fundraising goal of $1.5 million.
Visit any M&M location across Canada to enjoy a hamburger or hot dog, a drink and a bag of chips for a minimum donation of only $3.00. All proceeds go directly to the CCFC to fund research to help find the cause and cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
- M&M Meat Shops 24th annual Charity BBQ Day to help support the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC).
- Saturday, May 12th, 2012 from 10 AM – 4 PM
- Every M&M Meat Shops location across Canada. To help us reach our goal to raise $1.5 million at this year’s Charity BBQ Day to support Crohn’s and Colitis research.
- Volunteer, donate or come out and show your support! Enjoy a hamburger or hot dog, a drink and a bag of chips for a minimum donation of only $3.00.
- Buy a Star for $2 and you'll be entered to WIN a $500 M&M Gift Card.
- Buy a Blossom for $3, sign a Star & double your chances to WIN a $500 M&M Gift Card.
- Buy a Coupon Book for $5 with $50 in savings, sign a Star & triple your chances to WIN a $500 M&M Gift Card.
More than 200,000 Canadian men, women and children suffer from IBD
The incidence of Crohn's and colitis in Canada is thought to be among the highest in the world
Though inflammatory bowel disease can strike at any age, it usually appears between the ages of 15 and 25, or later between 45 and 55
Crohn's and colitis are painful and chronic diseases characterized by inflammation and sores on the gastrointestinal wall, both diseases go into periods of "flare-up" and remission
Despite significant differences, both Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are unpredictable, with inflammations ranging from mild and easily manageable to severe and debilitating
Symptoms associated with Crohn's and colitis include severe diarrhea, abdominal cramps, weight loss, decreased appetite, extreme fatigue, nausea. Youngsters may experience a slower growth rate than peers.
Neither drugs nor surgery can cure Crohn's disease, but removal of the colon can completely eliminate ulcerative colitis
THERE IS NO KNOWN CAUSE OR CURE FOR CROHN'S DISEASE OR ULCERATIVE COLITIS