Alberta Cancer Foundation

Help through hamburgers


Each year, McHappy Days raises thousands of dollars across the country in a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House and various local charities. This year, funds raised in Medicine Hat will go towards the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre.

“On this one day we bring together our employees, our customers, our suppliers and our friends in the community to raise money for families and their sick children across the country,” says Carly Pancotto, owner/operator of Medicine Hat McDonald’s. On May 7, McDonald’s will donate a dollar from select menu items (like the Big Mac, Happy Meal and McCafé beverages) to a Ronald McDonald House and local charities in the Medicine Hat region, and that means the Margery Yuill is included. Some franchises even host fundraising events leading up to McHappy Day.

“McHappy Days is about families – and in particular, supporting those going through a difficult time,” says Pancotto. “This is why we are pleased to be able to provide proceeds from McHappy Day towards the new Margery Yuill Cancer Centre, to assist with furnishing and decorating the pediatric treatment room.”