TORONTO, Feb. 24 /CNW/ - Starting on March 1, the public can help
support Osteoporosis Canada by making a donation at any of the more
than 600 LCBO stores throughout Ontario. Donation boxes for
Osteoporosis Canada will be displayed at LCBO checkout counters until
As many as two million Canadians live with osteoporosis, a disease that
causes bones to lose their strength, become thin, brittle and prone to
fracture. Osteoporosis Canada works to educate, empower and support
these individuals. Funds raised through the LCBO donation boxes will be
used to deliver vital education and patient support programs, drive
research and advocate for Ontarians living with osteoporosis.
"We appreciate the support we receive from LCBO, its employees and
especially its customers," says Dr. Famida Jiwa, President and CEO of
Osteoporosis Canada. "LCBO's province-wide store network provides a
unique opportunity to raise public awareness and funds to carry out the
important work we do."
"LCBO is pleased to partner with Osteoporosis Canada and help improve
the lives of individuals and communities across Ontario," says LCBO
President and CEO Bob Peter. "We appreciate the unwavering generosity
of LCBO's customers and staff who support these worthy causes and, in
turn, assist their fellow Ontarians."
Osteoporosis Canada is one of 25 provincial, as well as numerous local
charities that will benefit from LCBO's province-wide donation box
program in 2011. In 2010, LCBO raised a total of $4.2 million for
charities through special programs and initiatives, of which $3.8
million was raised through in-store fundraising. In addition, LCBO's
annual dividend transfer to the Ontario government, which totaled $1.41
billion in fiscal 2009-10, excluding taxes, supports a wide range of
important government programs, services and priorities, including
health care and education.
Osteoporosis Canada thanks the public for its support when shopping at
their local LCBO store during March.
SOURCE Osteoporosis Canada
For further information:
Osteoporosis Canada Communications Coordinator
Tel: 416 696-2663; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
LCBO Senior Communications Consultant
Tel: 416 864-6792; E-mail: email@example.com