Days Inn Kick-Starts Annual Fundraiser for Childhood Cancer Foundation

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Days Inn Locations Across Canada Participate in Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Together we are stepping up to the challenge and are committed to helping the Foundation find a cure for all forms of childhood cancer.

In support of its partnership with the Childhood Cancer Foundation - Candlelighters Canada (CCFCC), Days Inns - Canada today announced all locations across the country will participate in a four-week fundraising campaign starting September 1st. To coincide with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, hotel owners will donate a portion of their revenue for one week and will collect donations from staff and guests all month long. The funds raised will go towards research to help find a cure for childhood cancer.

During the week of September 15 - 21, all 90 Days Inn locations will participate in a one-week fundraiser blitz and donate $1 from every guest room sold to the CCFCC. To help raise additional funds, Days Inn hotels will encourage guests who stay during this period to match the $1 donation by purchasing gold paper ribbons which will be displayed in the lobby.

"In 2007, Days Inn locations across Canada surpassed previous contributions and donated over $43,000 to the Foundation. This year, each one of our hotels will work hand-in-hand with guests in hopes of exceeding last year's contribution," said Irwin Prince, President & COO, Days Inns - Canada. "Together we are stepping up to the challenge and are committed to helping the Foundation find a cure for all forms of childhood cancer."

During the month of September alone, approximately 125 children in Canada will be diagnosed with cancer. Although eight out of 10 of these children will survive, childhood cancer remains the single greatest cause of death (after accidents) in children over the age of one. For those children who survive, many will live with ongoing health related issues and treatment after effects.

"As our exclusive hotel sponsor, we are truly grateful for the strong relationship with Days Inns - Canada and value their support, dedication and leadership in the quest to find a cure for all childhood cancers," said David Stones, President & CEO, Childhood Cancer Foundation - Candlelighters Canada (CCFCC). "During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we encourage Canadians to show their support and help the 10,000 children in Canada currently living with cancer."

To make a donation or to learn more about what you can do to support the fight against childhood cancer please visit and click on the Childhood Cancer Foundation link.

About Days Inns - Canada
Days Inns - Canada is one of the country's leading hotel chains with over 90 independently owned and operated properties and over 8,100 rooms. Its franchises cover a wide range of urban, airport and resort properties in primary and secondary markets across Canada. Days Inns - Canada participates in the Wyndham RewardsSM guest reward program, which is free to join and offers points that can be redeemed at a host of retail and travel partners including Aeroplan and Canadian Tire. Realstar Hotel Services Corp. is the master franchisor of the Days Inn brand in Canada. Days Inn Worldwide, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group, one of three principal components of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN), which encompasses more than 6,550 hotels and 551,000 rooms worldwide in 59 countries. All hotels are owned individually and operated independently or by Wyndham Hotel Management. For more information about Days Inns - Canada, to make a reservation or to become a Wyndham RewardsSM member, please visit or call the bilingual reservations hotline at 1-800 DAYS INN (1-800-329-7466).

About The Childhood Cancer Foundation of Canada
Founded in 1987, the Childhood Cancer Foundation is the only national charity dedicated entirely to the fight against childhood cancer in Canada. The Foundation provides support programs, funds research and advocates for children and their families who are affected by cancer. For more information about childhood cancer please visit or call 1-800-363-1062.


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