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Another record broken at Wendy's Dreamlift Day

Princess Silver Star Ashley Lazzarotto (left), and Queen Silver Star Christianne Edblad join jopette (Sandra Magyar) and Carnival cop Pat Verhage as they wave cars into  Wendy
Princess Silver Star Ashley Lazzarotto (left), and Queen Silver Star Christianne Edblad join jopette (Sandra Magyar) and Carnival cop Pat Verhage as they wave cars into Wendy's Dreamlift Day Wednesday.
— image credit: Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star

This year's Wendy's Dreamlift Day is another one for the record books.

The event Wednesday raised $115,027, surpassing last year's record of $114,276. That brings the total over 19 years to $1.22 million.

"It shows the community support and the support of the volunteers and our staff," said Akbal Mund, an area partner with Wendy's.

Funds raised at nine Wendy’s restaurants in the Okanagan, Kamloops and Salmon Arm, helps the Sunshine Foundation take children with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses to Disneyland for a day.

All of the profits and staff and management wages Wednesday went to the foundation.

The next scheduled flight to Disneyland is in late 2013.

Look for more details in Friday's Morning Star.

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