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Local Shopper’s Drug Marts support Women’s Health



Local Shopper’s Drug Marts support Women’s Health

During the fall of 2018, all three Shopper’s Drug Marts in Vernon joined together to raise funds for their 17th annual Growing Women’s Health Campaign. The stores, together with the community, raised more than $7,573! This year, the funds will support women’s cancer care at Vernon Jubilee Hospital’s McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre.

The Growing Women’s Health campaign is a four-week program held across Canada each fall. The campaign is national in scope, yet locally based, with patients, customers and employees donating directly to charitable organizations in their community to ensure that resources and programming are available to meet the needs of women across the country. 

 “We’re thrilled with the success of the 2018 Growing Women’s Health campaign. Each year, our customers and staff demonstrate their generosity and their commitment to supporting women in our community, and we couldn’t be more proud of everyone’s contribution,” said Chase Nickel, Associate Owner of Shopper’s Drug Mart #2299. “The Women’s Cancer Program at the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre plays an important role in our community and the proceeds from this year’s campaign will go a long way to helping them further their work.”

“Thank you to our local Shopper’s Drug Marts for their ongoing support of women’s health in our community,” says Lisa Westermark, Executive Director of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. “We are proud of the work our dedicated team of oncologists and healthcare professionals at our Cancer Centre. They serve patients and families from all over the North Okanagan and provide them with treatment, diagnosis, and support throughout their journey with cancer.”

Left to Right: Kevin Arbuckle (VJHF Board Chair), Chuks Nwosu (Associate Owner SDM 230), Stacey Sitter (Front Store Manager SDM 230), Srinivas Chalagalla (Associate Owner SDM 2271), Chase Nickel (Associate Owner SDM 2299), Lisa Westermark (VJHF Executive Director)

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