TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - Thanks to the incredible support of
Shoppers Drug Mart Associate-owners, their store teams and customers
across Canada, the 11th annual Tree of Life fundraising campaign raised
over $2.8 million, an increase of 30.6 percent over last year. The Tree
of Life campaign, supporting local women's health organizations,
The four-week campaign received participation from more than 1,230
Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix stores and benefited 450 local women's
health organizations nationwide. Shoppers Drug Mart's Tree of Life
campaign is national in scope, yet locally based, with 100 percent of
the proceeds donated to women's health organizations in individual
communities and neighborhoods that offer women resources to improve and
maintain health in mind, body and spirit.
"Shoppers Drug Mart is thankful to the millions of participants who
helped raise over $2.8 million for women's health organizations across
Canada," says Lisa Gibbs, Manager, Community Investment, Shoppers Drug
Mart. "Each year, Canadian communities touch us with their support and
generosity and the response this year exceeded all expectations.
Through the support and commitment demonstrated by our customers,
Associate-owners and their store teams, we are able to provide
essential funding to local women's health organizations who strive to
meet the health needs of Canadian women."
The Tree of Life campaign is one of the leading partnership programs of
the Shoppers Drug Mart WOMEN platform and is held each fall. Since
2002, the Shoppers Drug Mart Tree of Life campaign has raised over $20
million for Canadian health charities. A full list of participating
charities can be found at http://www1.shoppersdrugmart.ca/en/Women/TOL/Beneficiaries.aspx .
"With the help of donors and community support such as Shoppers Drug
Mart, Crossroads for Women is able to provide the women of Westmorland
and Albert County the support they need," says Tina Thibodeau,
Executive Director of Crossroads for Women Inc. "Thank you for helping
us make a difference in the lives of so many women living with family
About Shoppers Drug Mart WOMEN
Shoppers Drug Mart WOMEN represents the organization's commitment to
improving the health of all Canadian women in body, mind and spirit.
Brought to life through five partnership programs, created with leading
experts and institutions in women's health, this national initiative
connects women to health information and resources that help ensure
their health only gets stronger. More information can be found at shoppersdrugmart.ca/women.
About Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation
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 1,230 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 56 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 63
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.
For more information, visit www.shoppersdrugmart.ca.
SOURCE: Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation
For further information:
Manager, Communications & Corporate Affairs
Shoppers Drug Mart
Tel: 416.493.1220 ext 5141