Researchers seeking a cure for intestinal disorders that ail many Canadians got a big boost from a meat shop chain.
M&M Meat Shops recently donated $1.2 million to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC), to fund researchers’ work in finding the cure for the diseases that afflict one in 150 Canadians.
Dr. Kevin Glasgow, CCFC CEO, said they are extremely grateful to those who support M&M Meat Shops Charity BBQ Day to raise money for the foundation.
“These donations, combined with the hard work of thousands of volunteers, raise a significant portion of our annual research funds in just one day,” he said.
Chron’s and colitis are disorders that cause the intestines to become inflamed and ulcerated.
The annual fundraiser was started by the chain’s founder Mac Voisin in 1989, when he learned that Canadians suffer from the diseases at an unusually high rate.
He quickly realized that he had the unique opportunity to help raise awareness and funds for a little known condition that often leads to pain, urgent bathroom visits, hospital stays and multiple surgeries.