Calgary woman wins $1 million early bird prize

It's a win-win!  Shop4Charity Calendar Sales Support Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

TORONTO, Dec. 12, 2016 /CNW/ - A 49-year-old Calgary woman is the early bird millionaire winner of the Shop4Charity Calendar Sweepstakes in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation™ and Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation.  She was one of seven Early Bird winners that participated in the draw earlier today.

"I usually try to support local charities," said $1 million cash winner Shari Laubenstein. "If you win, it's a real bonus. The news is still sinking in, but I'll use the money to pay off some debt and help others."

Currently unemployed, married with two-step kids, Shari was being especially frugal this year. However, she was inspired to buy Shop4Charity's Calendar because a good friend was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.  

Six other participants from across the country received a new car and fabulous all-inclusive Transat trips for two. Winners include:

  • Scott Whitelaw, Lethbridge, Alberta
  • Bill Murray, Sauble Beach, Ontario
  • Patricia Lebrun, Lebel-sur-Quévillon, Quebec
  • Brad Hutchison, Abbotsford, British Columbia
  • Wendy Buchan, Sherwood Park, Alberta
  • Reigh Thurston, Hebron, Nova Scotia

"Congratulations to today's Early Bird winners," said Bill Bayles, Chairman of Shop4Charity."It's truly a win-win, both for participants and the charities involved. We're especially excited because it's the first year we've offered the calendar for sale right across the country giving people a chance to support an amazing cause and win fantastic prizes all year long."

With a chance to win more than $10 million in cash and prizes in draws throughout the year, 75 per cent of net proceeds from Shop4Charity calendar sales will go to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation™ with all contributions raised in Quebec benefiting the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation.

To find out more or to buy calendars, go to Order by December 16, 2016, and get free shipping on orders of ten or more.

†No purchase necessary. Math skill test required. Open September 16, 2016 to January 27, 2017 to legal residents of Canada who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence. Odds of winning most prizes depend on the number of entries received. Terms and conditions apply. Prize values are approximate, and based on 2016 pricing. Prizes: VIP Prize (1) (Deadline Oct. 7, 2016): Rocky Mountaineer®. Trip for 2 from Banff to Vancouver ($9,500). Early Bonus Prize (1) (Deadline Oct. 28, 2016): $100,000. Early Bird Prizes (7) (Deadline Nov. 25, 2016): 1 prize of $1 Million; 6 prizes of vehicles and trips valued $29,648 - $54,313. Odds of being selected depend on number of entries received. Odds of selected entrant winning each prize are 1:7. Holiday Prizes (25) (Deadline Dec. 16, 2016): $1,000 gift card. Daily Prizes (365): $1,000. Weekly Prizes (52): $3,500 prepaid Transat travel voucher. Conditions apply. Monthly Prizes (12): Vehicle ($29,648-$48,574) or $25,000. Pink Ball (1 prize): Odds of being selected to play depend on number of entries received. Odds of selected entrant winning $10 Million are 1:350. See full rules at:

About Shop4Charity
Shop4Charity is a leading charity fundraising firm that creates products and programs in support of charities and causes across Canada. 

About Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) is the leading community-driven organization in Canada dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer. Its investments in innovative and relevant research and education have led to progress in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. Since 1986, CBCF has been at the forefront of a nationwide movement supporting and advocating for the breast cancer community. For more information, visit

SOURCE Shop4Charity

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