CARSTAR Gives to Children Treated for Cystic Fibrosis
Nov. 28, 2018— At CARSTAR headquarter locations in Canada and Charlotte, N.C., the team purchases toys, puzzles, gift cards and games to donate to Levine Children's Hospital- Pediatric Pulmonary Care in Charlotte. N.C. and Toronto Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto.
The CARSTAR and cystic fibrosis affiliation all started when Victoria, granddaughter of Harry Belmont, previous CARSTAR Mississauga Hawkestone owner, received a cystic fibrosis diagnosis in 1997. At that time, the life expectancy of someone living with cystic fibrosis was 30 years old.
Over the course of the more than 20-year partnership, Canadian franchise partners, vendors and community supporters helped CARSTAR raise over $3 million for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. The U.S. CARSTAR franchise partners have joined the effort to support cystic fibrosis research and treatment in 2017.