TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - (TSX: L) – In support of our commitment to improving women's health through Shoppers Drug Mart WOMEN, stores across the country will be holding in-store Holiday Beauty Galas on Saturday November, 8th 2014. All participating Shoppers Drug Mart stores in Alberta, Atlantic Region and Prairies will host the Galas in support of Look Good Feel Better. The goal for Fall 2014 is to raise $750,000.
Sherry Abbott, Executive Director of the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CCTFA) Foundation, home of the Look Good Feel Better program, applauds Shoppers Drug Mart in their efforts. "Shoppers Drug Mart has played a significant role in helping us in our mission to foster greater awareness, support and understanding of the social and emotional needs of women living with cancer since 2011," says Ms. Abbott. "We thank Shoppers Drug Mart for their continued dedication and contributions to the well-being of women in communities all across Canada."
The galas will include various activities including, but not limited to, skin analysis and makeup applications as well as special draws and raffles. This great event will allow customers to discover their own beauty while doing their part in giving back to the community to help women,Feel, Look and Live Better for Life. Tickets are available for $10 and can be purchased at your local Shoppers Drug Mart. Half ($5) of each ticket sold will be donated to Look Good Feel Better, while the remaining $5 can be redeemed on any cosmetic purchase made at Shoppers Drug Mart during the event.
"The Holiday Beauty Galas allows customers and employees the opportunity to donate directly to the organizations that make a difference to women's health," said Lisa Gibbs, Director, Community Investment, Shoppers Drug Mart. "With the support of our Associate-owners, their store teams, our employees and customers, we can make a difference and improve the health of all Canadian women in body, mind and spirit."
The money raised will go to Look Good Feel Better workshops and educational programs they offer at 118 cancer care facilities and hospitals across the country. Look Good Feel Better was created on the premise that if a woman with cancer can be helped to look good, chances are she will feel better, her spirits will be lifted and she will be empowered to face her illness with greater confidence.
With each workshop, women with cancer are provided with tips and techniques on cosmetic applications, nail and skin care, hair alternatives and cosmetic hygiene, to help regain self-confidence, both physically and emotionally.
Beyond the Look Good Feel Better program, Shoppers Drug Mart WOMEN is the proud title sponsor of, FacingCancer.ca.
Started in 2010 by the CCTFA Foundation, FacingCancer.ca is an online community for women with cancer and their support networks. This online community provides a safe place for women with cancer to come together to share their stories, connect with experts, watch video workshops and find additional resources to help manage the physical, social and emotional effects of living with cancer.
About Look Good Feel Better
Look Good Feel Better is Canada's only charitable cancer program dedicated to empowering women to manage the effects that cancer and its treatment can have on their appearance. At the heart of Look Good Feel Better is the free, two-hour hands-on workshop offered at 118 cancer care facilities and hospitals across the country. The workshop brings together women with cancer in a safe and supportive environment where they benefit from shared experiences and learn how to look and feel more like themselves again.
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 more than 1,253 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 62 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. Shoppers Drug Mart is a unique and independent operating division of Loblaw Companies Limited.
For more information, visit www.shoppersdrugmart.ca.
About Loblaw Companies Limited
Loblaw Companies Limited is Canada's food and pharmacy leader, the nation's largest retailer, and the majority unit holder of Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust. Loblaw provides Canadians with grocery, pharmacy, health and beauty, apparel, general merchandise, banking, and wireless mobile products and services. With more than 2,300 corporate, franchised and Associate-owned locations, Loblaw, its franchisees, and Associate-owners employ approximately 192,000 full- and part-time employees, making it one of Canada's largest private sector employers.
Loblaw's purpose - Live Life Well - puts first the needs and well-being of Canadians who make one billion transactions annually in the Company's stores. Loblaw is positioned to meet and exceed those needs in many ways: convenient locations; more than 1,050 grocery stores that span the value spectrum from discount to specialty; full-service pharmacies at more than 1,250 Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix locations and more than 500 Loblaw locations; no-fee banking with PC Financial; affordable Joe Fresh fashion and family apparel; and three of Canada's top consumer brands in Life Brand®, no name® and President's Choice®. Through the PC Plus™ and Shoppers Optimum® loyalty programs, more than one in every three Canadians are rewarded for shopping with the companies.
SOURCE: Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation
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