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CARSTAR’s ninth annual Soaps It Up event raises more than $101,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Canada


June 19, 2012   by Canadian Underwriter


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CARSTAR Collision & Glass Centres across North America raised $101,340.01 for Cystic Fibrosis Canada and local fundraising groups in the ninth annual Soaps It Up National Car Wash Fundraiser on June 9.

CARSTAR thus reached its $2-million milestone in funds raised for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. There were more than 70 events throughout Canada and more than 40 events in the United States, where funds are raised for the Make-A-Wish foundation.

CARSTAR has supported Cystic Fibrosis Canada since learning that a granddaughter of a franchise partner had been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF).

The story of Victoria Whitaker, who lives in her home in Smithville, Ontario, inspired the Soaps It Up campaign, CARSTAR notes in a press release.

“We would also like to thank all of the CARSTAR employees and volunteers that share in the achievement of this goal,” said Sam Mercanti, president and CEO of CARSTAR Automotive Canada. “This isn’t the work of just a few individuals: hundreds of CARSTAR employees and local volunteers over the years have dedicated their time to support this milestone event, and we truly appreciate their support.”