Fort McMurray’s first Burgers for Friendship event raises over $2,500 on National Day of Awareness for MMIWG2S+

The Nistawoyou Association Friendship Centre (NAFC) raised $2,500 during its inaugural Burgers for Friendship event.

On May 5 one dollar from every Teen Burger sold at A&W locations in Fort McMurray went towards supporting Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit People (MMIWG2S+) programs at NAFC.

“We can’t thank A&W and their wonderful teams enough for their support on our fundraiser,” said NAFC’s Executive Director Stacy Gillingham in a press release. “We appreciate all the community support and efforts made to raise awareness on such an important day. We are excited to work with A&W to make this opportunity an annual fundraiser.”

Prestige Jewellers donated $2,000 in jewelry in support of the event that was raffled off live on the NAFC Facebook page.

Fort McMurray Catholic School Division teacher Brooke McMillan and the students at Holy Trinity Catholic High School’s culinary arts program had also raised $450 through their Red Dress cookie bake sale.

Marie Dejon-Cruz, Area Manager – Fort McMurray Region of Western Restaurant Franchises Inc., stated that they plan to make the Burger for Friendship an annual event moving forward.

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