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Honda Indy Toronto Race Fan Donations Reach $1-million for Make-A-Wish Canada Through 12 Years

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Make-A-Wish Canada wish recipients with Jean Marc Leclerc, President and CEO of Honda Canada, participate in the 2023 Honda Indy trophy presentation. Photo Honda Canada

Race fans, Honda Canada Foundation (HCF) and the Ontario Honda Dealers Association (OHDA) came together to raise more than $100,000 for Make-A-Wish Canada during the 2023 Honda Indy Toronto.

The cumulative total raised from 12 years of event fundraising has now surpassed $1-million. Proceeds support wish granting for children living with critical illnesses. In lieu of paid admission on Fan Friday, thanks to the OHDA, attendees were encouraged to make a voluntary contribution to Make-A-Wish upon entering the grounds and all donations were double-matched by HCF.

“Thank you to the countless racing fans for donating to Make-A-Wish Canada and thank you to all the volunteers and associates who supported the fundraising efforts at Honda Indy Toronto,” said Tony Facciolo, Chair of Honda Canada Foundation. “Honda is a long-time supporter of Make-A-Wish Canada and I am proud that this year, Honda Canada Foundation has double-matched donations for a wonderful cause that brings joy to the lives of children and families affected by critical illness across the country.”

“Everyone at Make-A-Wish is grateful for the exceptional support from Indy race fans, Honda Canada Foundation and Ontario Honda Dealers Association who have generously donated over $1 million over the last 12 years” said Meaghan Stovel McKnight, CEO of Make-A-Wish Canada.  “We extend our sincere gratitude to everyone who supported Make-A-Wish this year through the Honda Indy so that we may bring strength and joy into the lives of children facing critical illness.”

 

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