Thanks to donations made at Shoppers Drug Mart in 2018, $26,292 was raised in Thunder Bay and has been directed to the Northern Cardiac Fund to support women’s heart health. Pictured here are (from left to right): Meaghan Sharp, Director, Cardiovascular and Stroke Program, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre; from Shoppers Drug Mart: Anna Kapoor , James Kostick (District Manager), Maggie Willmore, Edoardo Veneruz, Vali Orchard and Athena Kreiner, Director, Annual Giving, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation.
January 30, 2019
This past Fall, multiple Shoppers Drug Mart locations across Thunder Bay participated in the SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Growing Women’s Health fundraising program. Stores included Shoppers McKellar, Shoppers John and Queen, Shoppers Grandview, Shoppers Hodder, Shoppers Westfort, Shoppers Arthur Street, Shoppers McIntyre Centre, Simply Pharmacy Port Arthur Clinic, and Simply Pharmacy Ridgeway.
The Growing Women’s Health campaign is a four-week program held across Canada and is one of the leading partnership programs of the SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. platform – the Company’s commitment to improving the health of all Canadian women in body, mind and spirit. National in scope, yet locally-based, the annual Growing Women’s Health campaign offers patients, customers and employees the opportunity to donate directly to the organizations that make a difference in their own communities. Since 2002, the Growing Women’s Health campaign has raised more than $35 million for Canadian health charities. In 2018, over 500 women’s health charities across Canada benefited from the campaign’s proceeds with 100 per cent of funds staying in the community where they are raised.
Each fall, the campaign provides people with the opportunity to purchase and personalize a Growing Women’s Health icon, which are prominently displayed on the Growing Women’s health tree in all participating stores. Customers supported women in communities across Canada by visiting any local participating Shoppers Drug Mart store and purchasing a “leaf” for a toonie, a “butterfly” for $5, an “apple” for $10 or a “blue bird” for $50.
Thanks to donations made at Shoppers Drug Mart in 2018, $26,292 was raised in Thunder Bay and has been directed to the Northern Cardiac Fund to support women’s heart health.