May 8, 2024 McHappy Day poster


McHappy Day 2024 Supports Children at HGH

The Hawkesbury and District General Hospital (HGH) Foundation is very grateful to be the beneficiary of this year’s McHappy Day proceeds from the McDonald’s franchises of Hawkesbury and Grenville. Thank you to Mr. Louis Giguère, the franchise owner of the Hawkesbury and Grenville restaurants, for his generosity and long-time support of the HGH Foundation.

This year, McHappy Day will be held on Wednesday, May 8th. An annual Canadian tradition since 1977, McHappy Day was created to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House and in support of local charities that help children.

On this day, you will be able to support the HGH Foundation by making a donation or buying fun items at the restaurant, such as socks, sunglasses, light up wands, and even a lion dressed as a doctor. A portion of all menu purchases that day will also be donated to the HGH Foundation.

This year’s proceeds will support the Children Rehabilitation Program of Eastern Ontario. This program at HGH helps children regain their mobility, strength and flexibility, or it helps them adapt to their condition following an accident or illness. The program also helps children living with a developmental delay or other condition; improve their coordination and their communication so they can reach their full potential. The program professionals provide assessment services and therapeutic follow-ups for patients.

The proceeds from McHappy Day will contribute to the purchase of important equipment and tools for all the therapists to use at the program’s clinic. These vary between strengthening games, standardized tests to be able to assess children, and equipment to be able to model interventions in physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. The funds will also help to have access to applications that provide an additional platform with intervention games in speech therapy and occupational therapy. The hospital also hopes to add more equipment to work on mobility, gross motor skills, and fine motor skills in children.

The HGH Foundation invites you to stop by the restaurants on May 8th to help them raise the funds needed for this important equipment for children in our region. Your generosity can help make a difference in the lives of these children. The Foundation is also very grateful to Mr. Giguère and the staff of the McDonald’s franchises in Hawkesbury and Grenville for all of their support.