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A Hair Raising McHappy Day

5/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

(May 4, 2016—Orillia)—An Orillia woman has bravely had her head buzzed, all in the name of charity.
Through a group effort, the staff at the McDonald’s location on Murphy Road/HWY 12 raised a total of
$5,000 to see their fellow employee, Dale Moyer, have her head shaved for McHappy Day.

The money was raised through several initiatives over the past year, including three yard sales, a dart
tournament and craft table at the Women of the Moose Bazaar. One thousand dollars was also donated by
the Murphy Road/HWY 12 McDonald’s crew, after they were awarded a bonus for the highest amount of
sales during Free Coffee Week.

“I hope this will inspire other people to raise money, and give back to their community,” explained
Moyer. “It's amazing what can be accomplished with a little teamwork.”

The funds will contribute to the McHappy Day total being raised today at the four McDonald’s
restaurants in Orillia and Beaverton. Those donations are going towards the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
(NICU) renovations at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH), and Ronald McDonald House
Charities (RMHC).

“The generosity of individuals such as Dale and the incredible staff at McDonald’s make all the difference
at OSMH,” said Nicole McCahon, Executive Director, OSMH Foundation. “This donation will have a
great impact on patient care at our Hospital, as the NICU is renovated from 955 square feet
to 2,200 square feet."

About McHappy Day®
McHappy Day® is a national fundraiser, where restaurants, their communities, employees, customers and
special guests raise money to help children in need across Canada. This year marked the 23 rd McHappy
Day® in McDonald’s Canada since its inception in 1977. In total, the event has raised over $50.8million
for local charities and Ronald McDonald Houses®. More than 1,400 McDonald’s restaurants participated
in McHappy Day® this year.

About Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Foundation

The OSMH Foundation is a proud partner of Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital and the people of Orillia
and North Simcoe/Muskoka. The foundation provides funds to the hospital to buy medical equipment,
sustain programs and assist the hospital in maintaining its position as a leader in providing quality
community based healthcare.

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For more on this event or the OSMH Foundation contact:
Carleigh Bodrug
Communications Officer, Foundation
Tel: 7053256464
Email: cbodrug@osmh.on.ca

 

 

 



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