Shoppers Drug Marts Raises $7,860 for Mammography Department at Bowmanville Hospital

BOWMANVILLE, ONTARIO, Thursday, February 21, 2019 – On February 21, 2019, Leanne Travis, Associate & Pharmacist Owner, Longworth Avenue, presented Andrea Russell, Chief Development Officer, Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, with a cheque for $7,860. The funds were raised through the Growing Women’s Health Campaign that took place at local Shoppers Drug Marts this past fall. 100 percent of the funds will go directly to support the Mammography Department at Bowmanville Hospital and women’s health initiatives.

This campaign, held annually across Canada, offers customers the opportunity to purchase and personalize a Growing Women’s Health icon, which are prominently displayed on the Growing Women’s Health tree in all participating stores. By purchasing a “leaf” for a toonie, a “butterfly” for $5, an “apply” for $10 or a “blue bird” for $50 at the three Clarington and a Whitby store locations, shoppers were able to support the Bowmanville Hospital.

“It is important to each Shoppers Drug Mart location to know that dollars we raise stays right here and helps to enhance women’s health care in our community,” said Ms. Travis. “We are proud of the partnership we have developed with the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation over the years and couldn’t be happier to support important initiatives that have a positive impact on women’s health like the Mammography Department at Bowmanville Hospital.”

“Every woman deserves to thrive and have access to good women’s health care,” said Ms. Russell. “We are grateful to our local Shoppers Drug Marts and the Shoppers Drug Mart location at Garden St. & Taunton Rd. in Whitby, for their unwavering commitment and support. The Shoppers Drug Mart Growing Women’s Health campaign is dedicated to the well-being of all women and plays an important role in supporting women’s health throughout our communities and we thank everyone who contributed to this vital initiative.”

The Growing Women’s Health campaign is a four-week program held across Canada and is one of the leading partnership programs of the SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. platform – the Company’s commitment to improving the health of all Canadian women in body, mind and spirit. National in scope, yet locally-based, the annual Growing Women’s Health campaign offers patients, customers and employees the opportunity to donate directly to the organizations that make a difference in their own communities. Since 2002, the Growing Women’s Health campaign has raised more than $35 million for Canadian health charities. In 2018, over 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.


SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. represents the organization’s commitment to improving the health of all Canadian women in body, mind and spirit. Brought to life through eight 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 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 1,300 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 46 medical clinic pharmacies operating under the name Shoppers Simply Pharmacy (Pharmaprix Simplement Santé in Québec) and four luxury beauty destinations operating as Murale. As well, the Company owns and operates 43 corporate Shoppers Home Healthcare stores, two new Wellwise by Shoppers Drug Mart stores and an ecommerce site, 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 an independent operating division of Loblaw Companies Limited.

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Leanne Travis
Shoppers Drug Mart Longworth Avenue, Bowmanville