CARSTAR is committed to supporting the communities it works and lives in, which includes its charitable cause, fighting cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is the most common fatal genetic disease that mainly affects the digestive system and lungs. There is no cure.
“What began as us supporting our corporate charity because a franchise partner’s granddaughter was diagnosed with CF, quickly evolved over the years. As we learned and understood the daily stresses for many of these families affected by this disease, our staff and ownership became even more motivated, to the point of us all fully supporting fundraising events for CF. A cure is possible, but they will need our continued support to make this a reality.”
–Esther Cantafio, co-owner, CARSTAR St. Albert, CARSTAR Edmonton East, CARSTAR Edmonton North
CARSTAR began fundraising for cystic fibrosis (CF) in Canada over 20 years ago, when a franchise partner’s granddaughter received a cystic fibrosis diagnosis. Since then, the CARSTAR commitment to its charity of choice has only grown, as have the funds raised. With franchise partners from across North America hosting golf tournaments, participating in their local Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History, or donating directly at our annual conference, the entire CARSTAR family has been able to raise over $3.5 million, since it’s initial partnership began. With no plans to slow down, CARSTAR is committed to supporting this cause, hoping to help Cystic Fibrosis Canada change the meaning of CF to cure found.
June is “Shine Month” for the CARSTAR network. This is a time when franchise partners from across North America dedicate some time to fundraise for our charity of choice. Getting creative with its fundraising initiatives, the CARSTAR family has done everything from yoga events, to hosting puppy adoptions, in an effort to raise valuable funds and awareness for cystic fibrosis. A key event that happens every June is the Soaps It Up car wash. CARSTAR locations from across North America, dedicate an afternoon to washing cars in their community. Find a participating location near you below!
Being Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s largest fundraising event of the year, with over 10,000 walkers participating across Canada, this is a memorable event CARSTAR franchise partners look forward to every year. Aiming to make it a fun event for the whole family, Cystic Fibrosis Canada goes out of its way to host its walk on a scenic route or a fund landmark. Some chapters have games along their route, musical performances at the end, a BBQ for walkers and even toys for kids. With our CARSTAR family closely connected to their local chapters, some even host their local walk at their location. Visit the national CARSTAR team page, to find support a participating location near you.