The 19th annual Wendy's Dreamlift Day raised a record $115,027.86 on Wednesday.
That brings the 19-year total to $1,224,384.85, announced jubilant Wendy's officials on Thursday.
The total includes the gross profits, wages and salaries from all staff, management and ownership of the nine Wendy's Restaurants in Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna, West Kelowna and Penticton.
The next Wendy's Dreamlift to Disneyland is tentatively scheduled for December.
"Awesome news, isn't it?" said Anne Miller, president of the B.C. Interior chapter of the Sunshine Foundation of Canada, which arranges the one-day adventure for 80 special-needs children every second year.
From 2:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Miller worked behind the scenes at the Rutland restaurant, signing in city councillors, provincial politicians, firefighters, paramedics, representatives of sports and service organizations, handing out aprons, buttons, ribbons and Dreamlift T-shirts. And everyone poses for a photo.
"I sneak out and take pictures of the families. The people just keep coming. It just kept building and building. Everybody just does so much. If we didn't all work together, we wouldn't have what we have. That's for sure," she said.
"There was a ton of people going through the drive-thru. The lineup there was all the way out to Highway 33. It's such a great thing, everyone working together to make it work."