Shoppers LOVE.YOU. Campaign Benefits McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre
Three local Shoppers Drug Mart locations in the North Okanagan joined together with our community to raise more than $8,800 to support women’s cancer care at the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre at Vernon Jubilee Hospital.
The annual Shoppers LOVE. YOU. Campaign sees associate owners partner with local charities to directly support women ‘s health in their communities. From October 5th to November 1st local residents made the Growing Women’s Health Tree come to life in participating stores. Together, they raised $8,854 by purchasing and personalizing special icons, which were prominently displayed on the Trees. Customer purchases included a ‘leaf’ for a loonie, a ‘butterfly’ for $5, an ‘apple’ for $10 or a ‘bird’ for $50.
“We’re thrilled with the success of our 2019 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, pharmacist owner at store 2299 on Highway 6. 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.”
“We are very grateful to our local Shoppers Drug Mart associate owners for once again choosing to support the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre at VJH. Donations like this help support the amazing work that our teams of professionals do on a daily basis as they provide care to patients and families through their cancer journeys,” stated Kate McBrearty, VJH Foundation Executive Director.
Since 2002, the Growing Women’s Health campaign has raised more than $35 million for Canadian health charities, with 100 per cent of funds staying in the community where they are raised.