Throughout 2017, CARSTAR North America partnered with store owners, vendors and community members to raise awareness and funds for cystic fibrosis research, building upon the 20-year relationship that CARSTAR Canada has had with the important cause. From car wash events during Shine Month to vendor raffles at EDGE Performance Group meetings to our holiday donation, CARSTAR was able to donate more than $375,000 to help support critical research and services for cystic fibrosis patients and their families in Canada and the U.S.
While cystic fibrosis (CF) is the charity of choice for CARSTAR North America, the franchise partners are the ones who drive fundraising initiatives, with their unwavering generosity and commitment to fighting this disease.
“This is a landmark moment in CARSTAR’s history as we’ve not only exceeded our highest fundraising goal ever, but we’ve officially designated cystic fibrosis as our charity of choice for CARSTAR North America,” says Michael Macaluso, CARSTAR North America’s President. “CARSTAR is incredibly unique in that our franchise partners embody kindness, and are relentless in their drive to moving the needle forward for cystic fibrosis research, innovation and care.”
This year, CARSTAR will continue to support cystic fibrosis across Canada and the U.S. Shine Month will be held in June with events and programs at participating CARSTAR locations. In addition, fundraising programs will take place at the three EDGE Performance Group meetings planned for the year, and there also will be a silent auction and several other programs at the CARSTAR Conference in August.