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 Ontario will host the Galas in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF). The goal for Fall 2014 is to raise $375,000.
"The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is grateful to Shoppers Drug Mart Associate-owners, store teams, employees and customers for their passion and commitment to our vision of creating a future without breast cancer," said Wendy Slavin, CEO, CBCF – BC/Yukon Region. "Funds raised through the Holiday Beauty Galas will support the purchase of digital mammography vehicles to improve accessibility to screening for all women in our province."
The Galas will offer 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 the Foundation, while the remaining $5 is redeemable on any cosmetic purchase made at Shoppers Drug Mart during the event.
"The Holiday Beauty Galas allow 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 funds raised through these events will give customers a chance to learn more about their breast health and ways they can help reduce the risk of breast cancer. CBCF will create the first-ever digital breast health tool (in Ontario) offering women throughout Ontario additional resources to learn about breast cancer, and give them the opportunity and accessibility to get screened.
"CBCF is grateful to Shoppers Drug Mart employees and customers for their commitment to the breast cancer community," said Sandra Palmaro, CEO, CBCF-Ontario Region. "In Ontario, funds raised through the Holiday Beauty Galas support CBCF's brand new online breast health tool, where women can create their personalized breast health plan and learn how they can reduce their risk of breast cancer."
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is Canada's leading community-driven breast cancer charity. CBCF is dedicated to funding relevant and innovated research, and supporting and advocating for the breast cancer community. By working together, we can make a difference and help create a future without breast cancer.
About the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is the leading community-driven organization in Canada dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer. Our investments in innovative and relevant research and education have led to progress in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. Since 1986, we have been at the forefront of a nationwide movement supporting and advocating for the breast cancer community. Join us at www.cbcf.org.
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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