Sep. 19, 2016
As part of a national effort to support women’s health organization across Canada, Shoppers Drug Mart has kicked off the 15th annual SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Growing Women’s Health campaign. Until October 7, local Shoppers Drug Mart locations will accept donations from customers with a goal of raising $3.3 million nationally. Proceeds from the local campaign will advance breast care imaging, diagnostic and surgery services through St. Joseph’s Breast Care Program.
“The Growing Women’s Health campaign has been so successful because our patients, customers and employees know that the money they donate goes directly to an organization that supports women’s health in their own community,” said Lisa Gibbs, Director, Community Investment, Shoppers Drug Mart. “Over the past 14 years, we’ve donated close to $30 million, thanks to everyone’s generosity.”
Shoppers Drug Mart will complement the in-store program with an online Growing Women’s Health game, where customers can direct corporately-donated funds to the charity of their choice. Customers are encouraged to visit www.shoppersloveyou.ca and direct a portion of Shoppers Drug Mart’s $50,000 to their local charity for a chance to win Shoppers Optimum points just for participating.
Additionally, in store customers can purchase and personalize a “Growing Women’s Health” icon; a “leaf” for a loonie, a “butterfly” for $5, an “apple” for $10 and a “bird” for $50. The icons are prominently displayed on the Growing Women’s Health Tree in all participating stores.
“Shoppers Drug Mart has been a generous supporter of St. Joseph’s Breast Care Program over the years through their focus on improving women’s health,” says Michelle Campbell, President and CEO, St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation. “The Growing Women’s Health campaign will make a lasting difference for the thousands who come to St. Joseph’s for breast care.”
St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation (www.sjhcfoundation.org)
St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation gathers, grows and grants philanthropic funds to enable St. Joseph’s Health Care London to pursue excellence in care, teaching and research. Through donor support, the foundation contributes to advances in the delivery of patient care, specialized equipment, research initiatives and capital funds at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkwood Institute, Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care, Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care and Lawson Health Research Institute. As one of the largest charitable organizations in Southwestern Ontario, St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation is an accredited member of Imagine Canada’s Standards Program, which recognizes the foundation’s commitment to ethical fundraising and donor accountability.
Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation (www.shoppersdrugmart.ca)
Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation is one of the most recognized and trusted names in Canadian retailing. The Company is the licensor of full-service retail drug stores operating under the name Shoppers Drug Mart (Pharmaprix in Québec). With more than 1,250 Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix stores operating in prime locations in each province and two territories, the Company is one of the most convenient retailers in Canada. The Company also licenses or owns 49 medical clinic pharmacies operating under the name Shoppers Simply Pharmacy (Pharmaprix Simplement Santé in Québec) and six luxury beauty destinations operating as Murale. As well, the Company owns and operates 50 Shoppers Home Health Care stores, making it the largest Canadian retailer of home health care products and services. In addition to its retail store network, the Company owns Shoppers Drug Mart Specialty Health Network Inc., a provider of specialty drug distribution, pharmacy and comprehensive patient support services, and MediSystem Technologies Inc., a provider of pharmaceutical products and services to long-term care facilities. Shoppers Drug Mart is a unique and independent operating division of Loblaw Companies Limited.