BRIGHTON, TRENT HILLS, QUINTE WEST ON, November 10, 2022: Hospital Day at area McDonald’s on Wednesday November 2 was a resounding success. McDonald’s in Brighton, Campbellford and Trenton donated $1 from every Big Mac and $0.50 from every coffee sold on that day, to their respective Hospital Foundations. Fire fighters and volunteers with bedpans and boots lined the drive thrus to collect donations. A total just shy of $10,000 was raised for both Trenton Memorial and Campbellford Memorial Hospitals for priority medical equipment.
“We know that this is a great way to help support our local hospitals and increase awareness for them with our customers. Everyone uses the hospital at some point in their lives, and every dollar is needed to help buy equipment.” Says Ken Schmidt, Owner of McDonald’s.
Funds raised for the Trenton Hospital will be directed towards the purchase of a new Mammogram. Breast Cancer has no cure, early detection is the key to survival. The cost of the replacement Mammogram is $700,000. In Campbellford, the funds will support the 16th Annual Angels of Care Campaign and the purchase of everyday essentials for the hospital, including patient beds, stretchers, vital signs monitors and new Lab equipment.
Wendy Warner, Executive Director of TMH Foundation says “We are very grateful to Ken and Cynthya Schmidt and their teams for helping our hospital deliver quality healthcare services for our residents. With the government not funding medical equipment, every donated dollar counts.”
Martha Hunt, Chair of CMH Foundation, says “We want to thank all of the donors for their support, but also the numerous volunteers and local fire fighters who helped make Hospital Day at McDonald’s a great success.”
The fundraising continues for these two organizations and there are several ways that you, your family, friends, or workplace can support them please visit givetocmh.ca or tmhfoundation.com
No matter how big or small your fundraiser is, every dollar raised for your local hospitals counts!