Check out this 2010 blog post from a Canadian PR agency about a charity event that Mike and Amanda participated in to benefit the CCFC.
22nd Annual M&M Meat Shops Charity BBQ Day! Posted: 6th May 2010 by SO_pr in SOstuff!
Mike Holmes and his daughter Amanda are kicking-off M&M Meat Shops Charity BBQ Day at Yonge-Dundas Square this Friday, May 7 between 11:30 am and 2:00 pm.
On Saturday, May 8, 2010, M&M Meat Shops’ franchisees, staff and thousands of volunteers from coast-to-coast will grill hamburgers and hot dogs for the 22nd Annual M&M Meat Shops Charity BBQ Day to benefit the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC).
Amanda was originally diagnosed with Crohn’s as a teenager. This year she is helping M&M Meat Shops reach their fundraising goal of $2 million. The money raised through events such as Charity BBQ Day have allowed CCFC to fund more than $61 million in medical research projects.
With the help and support of team Holmes, the M&M Meat Shops around Canada were able to raise an astounding $1,610,000 in 2010 for the CCFC.
In a 2011 news release regarding 23rd Annual M&M Meat Shops Charity BBQ Day, Amanda Belanger-Holmes and Mike spoke of their support for the CCFC:
This year, M&M Meat Shops Charity BBQ Day is being supported by Amanda Holmes, daughter of Canada's Most Trusted Contractor Mike Holmes. Amanda was diagnosed with Crohn's as a teenager. "My dad is an expert at home renovation and construction." says Amanda. "But when I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease even he didn't have the tools to fix me. At this point, nobody does and that's why both of us are proud to support the CCFC. M&M Meat Shops Charity BBQ is an important way to raise funds and awareness for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis."
"There are few things harder than seeing your child in pain," says Mike Holmes. "I appreciate every dollar donated to the CCFC."
That same year, Mike and Amanda appeared in a video for the CCFC to raise awareness for the disease.
In 2012, Amanda Belanger-Holmes, along with her famous dad and Jennifer Dodd created a video to raise awareness for Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.