This is the largest fundraiser for RMHC Australia nationally and McHappy Day is, therefore, a crucial event in raising funds for the charity, which helps keep families together while their gravely sick child undergoes treatment. McHappy Day is an extremely important event in raising funds for the charity.
It first started in 1991 and this day has since raised more than $42 million for RMHC and over $4 million in 2017. The event will be on at each and every McDonalds outlet in Australia and it is a chance to give yourselves a break from cooking and some fun for your children.
You can get involved and help the charity in Melbourne by buying a Bic Mac from the McDonalds close to you. On this day, McDonalds will donate $2 from every Big Mac sold and this will go directly to Ronald McDonald House Charities. This is actually the first time that you will be able to buy a Big Mac all day long, following the launch of McDonalds all-day menu.
You can also support the charity by looking the part and buying your pair of cute $5 McHappy Day socks or $2, $5, $10 or $50 Helping Hands.
There are many stories about families who have benefited from the support of this charity and some of them are as follows:
ROSIE AND THE CARROLL FAMILY
Rosie, aged ten is from Victoria and Rosie was diagnosed with acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. The Carroll family have been staying at Ronald McDonald House in Parkville since February.
EDEN AND THE TURNER FAMILY
Eden was born 23 weeks prematurely and therefore needed a tracheotomy at seven months old to allow air into her lungs. Eden has spent more than nine months of her life at Ronald McDonald House in Perth.
EMMA AND THE FAIRHEAD FAMILY
Emma is 10 years of age and is from Western Australia. Emma stayed at Ronald McDonald House in Perth earlier this year when her 16-year-old sister, Jordyn was receiving treatment for a rare form of cancer, synovial sarcoma.
LILLIANNA AND THE SCALLAN FAMILY
Lillianna is also from Western Australia and had treatment for leukaemia earlier this year. The Scallan family stayed at Ronald McDonald House in Perth during her treatment.
ELI, AVA AND THE HOVEY FAMILY
Eli is aged two-and-a-half and is from Queensland. Eli was, unfortunately, diagnosed with Ectomesenchymoma. This is aggressive form of cancer, and Eli is one of only 44 people worldwide with this rare condition.
You can watch video on all these stories at this link.
So, whatever you decide to do, please give as much as you can afford, or take the whole family out for a Big Mac!