Sunday, January 15th, 2017 is the 29th annual Dollar Day on Clifton Hill for Niagara Falls residents.
Niagara Falls residents are encouraged to take part is this yearly event with participating attractions along Clifton Hill being only a loonie, with these funds going towards Cystic Fibrosis research.
About Cystic Fibrosis
Dollar Day on Clifton Hill raised thousands of dollars last year and we are hoping to raise even more in 2017. Cystic Fibrosis Canada describes Cystic Fibrosis (CF) as “the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults with no known cure. CF primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. In the lungs, where the effects of the disease are most devastating, a build-up of thick mucus causes increasingly severe respiratory problems. This mucus and protein also build up in the digestive tract making it difficult to digest and absorb nutrients from food. Large quantities of digestive enzymes must be consumed with every meal and snack.”
Nancy Clayton, the Vice-President of the Niagara Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Canada, came up with the idea of “Dollar Day” years ago, with the first Dollar Day in 1989. She wanted to find a way to raise awareness of a disease that few people know much about, while raising money for the cause. It has been a huge success ever since.
According to the organization, about one in 25 Canadians carries a defective version of the gene responsible for CF.
Dollar Day on Clifton Hill will run from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Niagara Falls residents will be required to carry a form of photo ID to take part in the event that contains their Niagara residential address. A Driver’s license, passport or student card are valid sources of photo ID.
Children under the age of 12 are to be accompanied by an adult at the participating attractions.
Here is a list of the participating attractions:
**Please Note: The Ripley’s Moving Theatre will only be open until 3:00 pm**
If you wish to make a separate donation to Cystic Fibrosis please click here for the various way in which you may contribute.