Carstar Challeges Canadians To Hit Them With Their Best Shot For Cystic Fibrosis

HAMILTON, ON, Dec. 12 /CNW/ - CARSTAR Automotive Canada, the country's largest network of high-quality collision repair centres, is holding a unique contest to help tackle a deadly illness and raise money for a good cause. The first ever "CARSTAR Hit Us With Your Best Shot Photo Contest" encourages football fanatics to upload a picture of their best 'game face' to www.carstar.ca to help raise money for the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCFF). The grand prize winner has a chance to win $10,000 as well as the chance to see their photo during one of CARSTAR's pre-show advertising spots on The Big Game airing February 1, 2009 on CTV. CARSTAR is passionate about finding a cure for cystic fibrosis and because of this commitment; they'll donate $5.00 for the first one thousand photos taken. A winner from each province will also have their chance to win $500.

Cystic fibrosis is the most common, fatal genetic disease affecting young Canadians. A devastating disease, CF attacks primarily the lungs and the digestive system and requires a daily regime of intensive physical therapy and medications. CARSTAR Collision Repair Centres, with over 130 locations across the country, have been dedicated supporters of the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for the past nine years and have raised over $1.6 million to help fund research and treatment in the fight against cystic fibrosis.

CARSTAR's first ever "Hit Us With Your Best Shot Photo Contest" closes Sunday, January 18, 2009. Contestants are asked to upload their best 'game face' to www.carstar.ca for their chance to win.

About CF and the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a Canada-wide health charity with 50 volunteer chapters, which funds CF research and care. In 2008, the Foundation is supporting more than 50 research projects, which are exploring all aspects of the CF puzzle; from investigating new methods of fighting infection and inflammation in the lungs, to finding new therapies that target the basic defect at a cellular level. For more information, visit www.cysticfibrosis.ca.

About CARSTAR Collision Repair Centres

CARSTAR is the largest and fastest growing automotive repair franchise network with over 400 locations in North America. Founded in Hamilton, Ontario in 1995, CARSTAR Automotive Canada Inc. has grown from eight to over 130 locations throughout 10 provinces. Within Canada CARSTAR repairs approximately 100,000 vehicles per year with the highest rates of customer satisfaction. Through a variety of fundraising initiatives, CARSTAR, its franchisees, partners and employees have raised over $1.6 million for the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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