Brampton-area Shoppers Drug Mart stores are kicking off the Growing Women’s Health campaign to support the Brampton Civic Hospital labour and delivery unit along with the cardiology unit in support of women’s heart health. From Oct. 6 to Nov. 2, area residents can donate to the campaign at local Shoppers Drug Mart locations. The donations will go directly to the William Osler Health System Foundation (Osler Foundation) to support women’s health initiatives at Brampton Civic.
“Many people don’t realize that 100 per cent of the equipment in a hospital must be funded by the community,” said Ken Mayhew, Osler Foundation president and CEO. “At William Osler Health System, we rely on donations from our community to equip our hospitals, which can help provide women with the support they need to better their health. Through the Shoppers Drug Mart Growing Women’s Health campaign, members of the Brampton community can make a difference in the lives of women by making donations both big and small.”
Each fall, the campaign provides customers with the opportunity to purchase and personalize a Growing Women’s Health icon, which is prominently displayed on the Growing Women’s Health tree in all participating stores. Support women in communities across Canada by visiting any local participating Shoppers Drug Mart store and purchasing a leaf for a toonie, a butterfly for $5, an apple for $10 or a bluebird for $50.
Since 2002, the Growing Women’s Health campaign has raised more than $35 million for Canadian health charities. In 2018, more than 500 women’s health charities across Canada will benefit from the campaign’s proceeds with 100 per cent of funds staying in the community where they are raised.