We value their generosity, dedication and commitment to making a difference in the lives of Canadian children with cancer.
Toronto, ON (PRWEB) February 27, 2008
Days Inns Canada recently unveiled the results of its 2007 fundraising campaign with the announcement of a $43,000 donation to the Childhood Cancer Foundation - Candlelighters Canada (CCFCC) at the Days Inns Canada Annual Conference held in Vancouver. Hotel owners donated a portion of their revenue for one week in September and collected donations from staff and guests to help fund research to find a cure for all forms of childhood cancer.
"As the exclusive hotel sponsor of the Childhood Cancer Foundation - Candlelighters Canada, we're proud to announce that we doubled last year's contribution," said Irwin Prince, President & COO, Days Inns - Canada. "Thanks to the support of our hotel owners, staff and guests, we are delighted to continue our partnership with the Childhood Cancer Foundation Candlelighters Canada and together with our owners and staff we are committed to helping the foundation find a cure for all forms of childhood cancer."
To coincide with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, Days Inns across Canada participated in a four-week national fundraising campaign. During the week of September 17 - 23, all 85 locations donated $1 from every guest room sold for those seven nights to the CCFCC. Guests who stayed during this period were encouraged to match the $1 donation by purchasing a gold paper ribbon. To help raise additional funds, guest donations were also accepted all month long for the annual Days Inn Gold Ribbon campaign.
"With a strong brand like Days Inns - Canada behind us, sharing our message with their guests and engaging them in the cause has helped our Foundation raise awareness and donations for research, treatment and family support," said David Stones, President & CEO, Childhood Cancer Foundation - Candlelighters Canada. "We value their generosity, dedication and commitment to making a difference in the lives of Canadian children with cancer."
Days Inns - Canada is proud to be the official hotel sponsor of the CCFCC. To learn more about what you can do to support the fight against childhood cancer please visit http://www.daysinn.ca 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 85 independently owned and operated properties and over 7,800 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 TripRewards 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 6,400 franchised and managed hotels and 535,000 hotel rooms worldwide. For more information about Days Inns - Canada, to make a reservation or to become a TripRewards® member, please visit http://www.daysinn.ca or call the bilingual reservations hotline at 1-800 DAYS INN (1-800-329-7466).
About The Childhood Cancer Foundation - Candlelighters Canada:
Founded in 1987, the Childhood Cancer Foundation - Candlelighters Canada 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 http://www.childhoodcancer.ca or call 1-800-363-1062.