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INCLUDE A SHAKE IN YOUR SAINT PATRICK'S DAY PLANS !!!

PHILADELPHIA, March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Patrick's Day is coming and that means the return of McDonald's(R) Shamrock Shake(R). The Shakes are available in local McDonald's restaurants now through March 17.

McDonald's will donate 25 cents from the sale of every Shake to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Delaware Valley. Last year, McDonald's Shamrock Shake promotion raised $45,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities.

The Shamrock Shake, earned its fame twenty-two years ago when McDonald's Restaurants of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware first donated proceeds from Shamrock Shake sales to open the first Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia. Today, there are nearly 170 Ronald McDonald Houses around the world.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Delaware Valley supports the local Ronald McDonald Houses in Philadelphia, Camden and Wilmington, and other not-for-profit children's programs making a difference in our community. Around the world, Ronald McDonald House Charities has awarded more $100 million to children's programs and supports Ronald McDonald Houses in 12 countries, serving 2,500 families a night.

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/CONTACT: Timothy Sheehan of Golin/Harris Communications, 215-790-7800, for McDonald's/

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