Shoppers Drug Mart fundraising campaign raises more than $48,000 in support of William Osler Health System Foundation
Brampton, ON, February 12, 2020 – As part of their ongoing commitment to making a difference in the community William Osler Health System (Osler) serves, Brampton-area Shoppers Drug Mart stores raised $48,756 in support of women’s health initiatives at Osler’s Brampton Civic Hospital through the Growing Women’s Health campaign. Local residents donated to the campaign with all funds going directly to William Osler Health System Foundation (Osler Foundation) to support Brampton Civic’s Labour and Delivery Unit and women’s heart health on the hospital’s Cardiology Unit.
“Community support funds 100% of the equipment in our hospitals—vital equipment that can help provide women with the support they need to better their health,” said Ken Mayhew, President and CEO, Osler Foundation. “We are immensely grateful to Shoppers Drug Mart for the Growing Women’s Health campaign and to members of the Brampton community for making a difference to local health care.”
Each fall, the campaign provides customers 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 participating stores across Canada. Between October 5 and November 1, 2019, customers were invited to purchase a “leaf” for a toonie, a “butterfly” for $5, an “apple” for $10 or a “blue bird” for $50.
The Growing Women’s Health campaign is held across Canada and is one of the leading partnership programs of the SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. platform. Though the program is national in scope, it is locally-based, with the annual Growing Women’s Health campaign offering 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 2019, over 500 women’s health charities across Canada will benefit from the campaign’s proceeds with 100 per cent of funds staying in the community where they are raised.