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DreamLift Day arrives in Kamloops on Jan. 30

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Wendy’s DreamLift Day is almost here.

The annual fundraiser to send deserving kids to Disneyland for a day will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at Wendy’s restaurants in the B.C. Southern Interior, including Kamloops locations.

The 19th year of the event will, as always, raise funds for the Sunshine Foundation of Canada to fly children and teens — between the ages of three and 18 and who are challenged by severe physical disabilities and/or life-threatening illnesses — to Disneyland for one day in December.

All net proceeds from the day’s sales, as well as staff, management and owner’s wages, are used for the charitable event.

Local celebrities and dignitaries will be on hand, along with members from the RCMP and other service/sports organizations.

Last year, Dreamlift Day raised a record $114,276.35 — and was witnessed firsthand by Wendy Thomas, daughter of the late Dave Thomas, founder of the restaurant chain.

Thomas visited various locations, including Kamloops restaurants, during a trip to B.C. from her Ohio home.

Since 1995, the fundraising effort has gathered a total of $1.1 million.

 

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