Photo Opportunity: Celebrate the 21st Annual Charity BBQ Day on Saturday, May 9, 2009!

    Join M&M Meat Shops and CCFC to help raise $2.1 million for Crohn's and
    Colitis Research!

    TORONTO, May 5 /CNW/ - On Saturday, May 9, 2009, Canadians can help cook
up a cure! Visit any of the more than 470 M&M Meat Shops locations across
Canada to support the 21st Annual M&M Meat Shops Charity BBQ Day benefiting
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC).
    M&M Meat Shops' franchisees, staff and thousands of volunteers from coast
to coast will grill hamburgers and hot dogs to meet the 21st Annual Charity
BBQ Day fundraising goal of $2.1 million. On May 9th, between 10:00 a.m. and
4:00 p.m., supporters will receive a hamburger or hot dog, a drink and a bag
of chips for a minimum donation of $2.50. All product and time is donated, so
every penny raised goes directly to the CCFC for its research programs.

                 21st Annual M&M Meat Shops Charity BBQ Day

    What:    A nation-wide BBQ event to raise funds for a great cause!

    When:    Saturday, May 9, 2009 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

    Where:   At all M&M Meat Shops across Canada.
             Visit to find the store nearest you.

    Why:     To raise funds for CCFC, a medical research foundation dedicated
             to finding a cure for IBD, a disease which affects more than
             200,000 Canadian men, women and children.

    Proud Partners

    A Kitchener-based business, M&M Meat Shops opened its first store in
1980. Over the past 28 years, the chain has grown to more than 470 locations
across Canada. M&M Meat Shops offers hundreds of meal ideas for today's busy
families in just one aisle, with products ranging from succulent steaks to
delicious desserts and convenient meal ideas. For more information on M&M Meat
Shops or for tips on hundreds of meal ideas visit

    The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC) is a voluntary,
not-for-profit, medical research foundation dedicated to finding the cure for
Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The Foundation is also committed to
educating IBD patients, their families, health professionals and the general
public about the diseases. For more information about the CCFC, please visit

For further information:

For further information: or to find the store nearest you, please
contact Allison Lawrence at Strategic Objectives, Tel: (416) 366-7735, Fax:
(416) 366-2295, Email:

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