Early Winners hail from Manitoba
BROCKVILLE, ON, Jan. 23, 2015 /CNW/ - Shop4Charity, an Ontario-based social enterprise, encouraged people to support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) by entering the 2015 Calendar Sweepstakes by midnight(PT) January 30ᵗʰ, 2015 to be eligible for draws being held throughout the 2015 calendar year including the $5 million* Pink Ball Draw held in January 2016.
In doing so,you could join the winners list that includes Marie Denis of Winnipeg, Manitoba (who won the $50,000 Early Bird Prize) and July Kehler of Eriksdale (who won a VIA Rail Cross-Canada trip for 4).
"Our family has been touched many times by cancer, having lost my mother, aunt, grandmother and grandfather so I like to support any cancer organization, local or national," said Ms. Denis, noting her children's father was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor.
She purchasedƚ the Shop4Charity calendar to support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and with hopes of winningƚ. She loves the cash calendar concept and it paid off.
Marie has used her $50,000 to help pay down the mortgage, take a two week vacation in Cuba with her sister and cousin, purchase new appliances and also gave a portion to her children, in advance of Christmas.
The purchase† of a $25 calendar gives participants the chance to win† daily, weekly and bi-monthly prizes including cars, trips and cash, however no purchase is necessary to enter. See official rules at www.sweepstakesforthecure.com.
"Although sales are steady, we'd love to sell more calendars in this final deadline week," said Cathy McHugh, Executive Vice-President, Shop4Charity, noting that 75 percent of all net proceeds go to CBCF. "As a social enterprise, our support of foundations like Breast Cancer creates new revenue streams to fund the excellent work they do in research and other initiatives that benefit the cause. The more calendars sold, the more we can give back to the foundation."
Still up for grabs are weekly prizes of $1,000, a car every other month, daily prizes and the Shop4Charity $5 Million Pink Ball Draw*. Purchasing† calendars can be done by mail, online at www.sweepstakesforthecure.com.or by phone – 1-800-949-6857. While calendar sales will continue throughout 2015, to be entered into the promotion to win† prizes, the final purchasing† deadline is January 30th.
Shop 4 Charity is a social enterprise affiliate of Winning Charities International (WCI), a leading charity fundraising firm serving clients throughout North America. WCI and Shop4Charity assist charitable organizations create new revenue streams for clients, cultivate new stakeholders, and promote greater market loyalty and brand awareness.
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 www.cbcf.org.
†NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Sweepstakes Period: begins September 22, 2014, at 12:00:01 a.m. (i.e. midnight) PT and ends January 23, 2016 at 11:59:59 p.m. PT. Entry Period: begins September 22, 2014 at 12:00:01 a.m. PT (i.e. midnight) and ends January 30, 2015 at 11:59:59 p.m. PT. Open only to individuals who are: (a) legal residents of Canada (excluding residents of the Province of Quebec); (b) over the age of majority in his/her province or territory of residence; (c) located within Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec) at the time of entry; and (d) have a valid email address. Four hundred twenty-six (426) prizes available to be won as follows: one (1) Early Bird prize of $50,000 cash; one (1) Holiday Shipping Deadline prize of a $24,000 VIA Rail Canada™ Travel Allowance; fifty-two (52) Weekly Prizes of $1,000 Cdn; three hundred sixty-five (365) Daily Prizes as follows: Thirty-one(31)-Jan 2015 Fitbit Flex™ MSRP $99.95; Twenty-eight(28)-Feb 2015 Dinner(Bonappetit™) and Movie(Cineplex™) Gift Card MSRP $80.00; Thirty-one(31)-Mar 2015 VIA Rail Canada ™ travel voucher MSRP $100; Thirty(30) -April 2015 Home Depot™ Gift Card MSRP $100; Thirty-one(31)-May 2015 Amazon™ Gift Card MSRP $100; Thirty(30)-June 2015 Canadian Tire™ Gift Card MSRP $100; Thirty-one(31)-July 2015 SONY™ Cyber-shot camera MSRP $99.95; Thirty-one (31)-Aug 2015 TomTom™ GPS MSRP $119.95; Thirty(30)-Sept 2015 GAP™ Gift Card MSRP $100; Thirty-one(31)-Oct 2015 Samsung™ Blu-Ray Player MSRP $99.99; Thirty(30)-Nov 2015 Kobo™ Touch MSRP $99.99; and Thirty-one(31) Dec 2015 Pre-paid Credit Card MSRP$125.00; Six (6) Bi-Monthly prizes of one vehicle as follows: One (1) Jeep Cherokee 4x2 Sport MSRP $25,995 or $20,000 cash option (Feb 2015); one(1) 2015 Dodge Journey MSRP $25,609.19 or $20,000 cash option (Apr 2015); one (1) 2015 Chrysler 200LX MSRP $24,490 or $20,000 cash option (June 2015); one(1) 2015 Jeep Wrangler Sport MSRP $23,500 or $20,000 cash option (Aug 2015); one (1) Dodge Grand Caravan (MSRP) $29,790 or $20,000 cash option (Oct 2015); and one(1) Dodge Ram 1500 MSRP $28,995 or $20,000 cash option (Dec 2015); and one (1) Pink Ball prize of one (1) of either $5,000,000 Cdn or $200,000 Cdn or $25,000 Cdn. Number of prizes available will diminish as prizes are awarded, and the odds of winning may change, as prizes are claimed. Odds of winning are as follows: Early Bird prize: Total number of eligible entries received between September 22, 2014 at 12:00:01 a.m. PT and October 30, 2014 at 11:59:59 p.m. PT. Holiday Shipping Deadline prize: Total number of eligible entries received between September 22, 2014, at 12:00:01 a.m. PT and December 5, 2014 at 11:59:59 p.m. PT. Bi-Monthly prizes: Total number of eligible entries received between September 22, 2014 at 12:00:01 a.m. PT and January 30, 2015 at 11:59:59 p.m. PT. Daily & Weekly Prizes: For daily & weekly prizes awarded between January 1, 2015 to February 13, 2015 odds depend on total number of eligible entries received between September 22, 2014 at 12:00:01 a.m. PT (i.e. midnight) and December 19, 2014 at 11:59:59 p.m. PT. For daily & weekly prizes awarded between February 14, 2015 to December 31, 2015, odds depend on total number of eligible entries received no later than January 30, 2015 at 11:59:59 p.m. PT. Pink Ball Prize: Entry in to $5,000,000 Pink Ball Draw: 1:52. Cash prizes: $5,000,000 (0.5%), $200,000 (2.5%), $25,000 (97%). Math skill-testing question required. Conditions/restrictions apply. For details (incl. how to enter) and full contest rules visit www.sweepstakesforthecure.ca.
Image with caption: "Marie Denis of Winnipeg was the $50,000 Early Bird Winner in Shop4Charity's Calendar Sweepstakes in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. The final deadline is midnight(PT) January 30??, 2015 to be eligible for draws being held throughout 2015 and the $5 million* Pink Ball Draw held in January 2016. Ms. Denis has lost her mother, aunt, and grandparents to cancer and likes to support cancer organizations that can make a difference. Winning the $50,000 was an added bonus! (CNW Group/Winning Charities International)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150123_C2979_PHOTO_EN_11469.jpg
For further information: Media Contact: Cathy McHugh, EVP, Shop4Charity, (O) 613-345-3739 ext. 106, (M) 613-341-1116