Communities gear up for Wendy's Dreamlift Day

Captains Bob Peterson (left) and Mike Toledo (right) of the Orange County Sheriff
Captains Bob Peterson (left) and Mike Toledo (right) of the Orange County Sheriff's Department, as well as Marilyn MacDougall from the Orange County Sheriff's Advisory Council landed in Kelowna Monday in advance of the 20th annual Wendy's Dreamlift Day, which takes place Wednesday, Jan. 29.
— image credit: Wade Paterson/Capital News

The annual Wendy's Dreamlift Day fundraiser has grown significantly over the past 20 years, raising more than $1.2 million to date.

This Wednesday, communities throughout B.C.'s Southern Interior will try to continue that trend.

The Dreamlift Day fundraiser runs from 6 a.m. to closing time at nine B.C. Southern Interior Wendy's locations in Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna, West Kelowna and Penticton.

Coffee by donation will be available starting at 6 a.m., with regular menu options offered at 9 a.m.

The money raised through Wendy's Dreamlift Day funds Wendy's Dreamlift to Disneyland for local children who are challenged by severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses.

Staff, management and ownership wages are donated, along with all restaurant and drive-through sales.

Last year $115,027 was raised.

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