It was another successful year for Honda Canada and the Ontario Honda Dealers Association, who hosted the 4th annual Fan Friday last week at the Honda Indy Toronto. Thanks to the charity of Toronto race fans, more than $57,000 was raised for Make-A-Wish Canada this year. Since Fan Friday started 4 years ago, a total of $308,000 has been raised. Jennifer Ritter, CEO, Make-A-Wish Canada expressed her gratitude. “On behalf of everyone at Make-A-Wish Canada, I’d like to express our sincere thanks to Honda Canada, its dealers, and of course the fans. This level of commitment and support is a huge part of how we can continue to grant wishes and bring happiness and strength to the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions.”
How Fan Friday works:
Each year, on the Friday of the Honda Indy Toronto, race fans are encouraged to make a donation to the Make-A-Wish foundation rather than pay an admission fee. Additionally, all activities at the race accept donations including: the Blue Jays batting cages and all-new Honda Pit Stop Challenge and racing simulators. Then, at the end of the race weekend, Honda Canada matches the combined contributions dollar for dollar.
Honda Canada would like to let everyone know that just because “Race” weekend is over, doesn’t mean the donations have to stop. You can make a five dollar donation to Make-A-Wish anytime, by texting the word “DREAM” to 41010 from any mobile phone.
Please remember to visit www.imagehonda.com for details on current programs and events.
By: Amy Cochren
Credit: Honda Canada