GBCSC and Shoppers Drug Mart Raise Critical Funds for Women’s Health Initiatives Through Tree of Life Campaign
With the combined efforts of Shoppers Drug Mart, its employees and customers, Midland will now have improved access to services and programming supporting women’s whole health in body, mind and spirit. The Shoppers Drug Mart 2012 Tree of Life fundraising campaign has harvested more than $3615.oo for the Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre.
With over 1,200 Shoppers Drug mart/Pharmaprix stores across Canada participating in the four-week campaign, the tenth annual Tree of Life campaign will provide support to over 450 Canadian Women’s Health charities. National in scope yet locally based, the Tree of Life campaign offers patients, customers, and employees the opportunity to donate directly to charitable organizations to ensure that resources and programming are available to meet the needs of Canadian women. In Midland and surrounding region the proceeds harvested by Shoppers Drug Mart customers and employees at the Midland store will benefit the Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre.
The Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre is located in Penetanguishene and its programs and services are free to all of its members, making a donation of this size significant for the growing organization. “The Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre is so honoured to have been Shoppers Drug Mart’s charity of choice in this area. The donation of over $3,600 will make a huge difference for the members at the Centre. The funds will be used to expand programming that aim to offer hope, strength and courage to those living with cancer and their families in this area”, mentioned Executive Director Anna Hartman.
“The success of the 2012 Tree of Life campaign can be attributed to the support and commitment of our loyal customers and staff”, said Colleen Dundas. “Shoppers Drug Mart partners with women’s health organizations at national, regional and local levels, in order to provide direct support, ensuring that essential funding, resources, and education are available to meet the needs of Canadian women. We are pleased to present this year’s Tree of Life Campaign to the Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre.”
The Shoppers Drug Mart Tree of Life campaign is a four-week program held across Canada each Fall. In support of leading women’s health organizations, customers, staff and Associate-Owners at over 1,200 Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharmaprix locations raise funds through the purchase of Tree of Life paper icons. Since 2002, the Tree of Life campaign has raised more than $17 million for Canadian health charities. In 2012, over 450 Women’s Health charities across Canada will benefit from the campaign’s proceeds with 100 percent of funds staying in the community they are raised.