McDonald’s names Eva Longoria as McHappy Day ambassador

Past ambassadors include Eva Mendes, Katie Holmes and Naomi Watts.

McDonald’s Australia has named actress, director and entrepreneur Eva Longoria as this year’s McHappy Day Ambassador, with the annual fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) confirmed to take place on November 13.

Now in its 30th year, McHappy Day aims to raise funds for RMHC, which helps seriously ill and injured children and their families stay together and close to the care they need while undergoing treatment or surgery in hospital.

“I am so proud to be the 2021 McHappy Day Ambassador and hope to inspire Aussies to support the invaluable work of Ronald McDonald House Charities,” Longoria said in a statement.

“Family is everything and I’ve seen firsthand what a strong support system can do. This fundraiser by McDonald’s is vital to help keep families together while their children are seriously ill and undergoing treatment and also provide the infrastructure they need to be supported during such unimaginable circumstances.”

Past McHappy Day ambassadors include Eva Mendes, Katie Holmes and Naomi Watts.

Currently, there are now 18 Ronald McDonald Houses nationally, with the charity caring for over 60,000 families every year.

“Over the past 30 years, the McHappy Day family has helped raise over $56 million to keep Australian families of seriously ill and injured children together in their time of need and we’re calling on everyone’s support again this year to continue to help when it’s needed most,” Ronald McDonald House Charities CEO Barbara Ryan said.

Australians can support this year’s McHappy Day fundraiser by either buying a pair of $5 Silly Socks, or Helping Hands for $2, $10 or $50 from October 20 from stores or via McDelivery, buying a Big Mac on November 13, with $2 from every Big Mac sold going directly to RMHC, or by making a donation online.

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