VJH Foundation Kicks off Fundraising Program at Shoppers Drug Mart
VERNON, BC – Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation is calling on residents of the North Okanagan to support the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre, which continues to be a starting point for people newly diagnosed with cancer to support them in their journey through the process. From October 5th to November 1st, residents can donate to the LOVE YOU by Shoppers Drug Mart fall fundraising program to grow women’s health at local Shoppers Drug Mart locations. Donations go directly to local charities to support women’s health initiatives.
“At VJH Foundation we rely heavily on donations from our community to provide women with the support and resources they need to better their health,” said Elise Allan, Past President, VJH Foundation. “Through the LOVE YOU by Shoppers Drug MartTM fall fundraising program, members of our community can make a big difference in the lives of women by making donations both big and small. It all makes a difference.”
Each fall, the program provides customers with the opportunity to purchase and personalize a LOVE YOU by Shoppers Drug MartTM icon, which are prominently displayed on program trees in all participating stores. Make a difference and support women in communities across Canada by visiting any local participating Shoppers Drug Mart store and purchase a ‘leaf’ for a loonie, a ‘butterfly’ for $5, an ‘apple’ for $10 or a ‘blue bird’ for $50.
The LOVE YOU by Shoppers Drug MartTM four-week fall fundraising program is held across Canada and is one of the leading partnership programs of the LOVE YOU by Shoppers Drug MartTM platform – the Company’s commitment to improving the health of all Canadian women in body, mind and spirit. National in scope, yet locally-based, it offers patients, customers and employees the opportunity to donate directly to the organizations that make a difference in their own communities. Since 2002, the program has raised more than $38 million for Canadian health charities. In 2019, over 500 women’s health charities across Canada will benefit from the program’s proceeds with 100 per cent of funds staying in the community where they are raised.