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Shoppers Drug Mart Growing Women's Health Program Supporting Local Women's Health Organizations Launches September 9th

Sep 7, 2017

Annual Campaign Benefits More Than 500 Local Charities across Canada

TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2017 /CNW/ - (TSX: L) On September 9th, in partnership with its Associate-owners, Shoppers Drug Mart will kick off its 16th annual SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Growing Women's Health campaign supporting women's health organizations across Canada.  During the four-week campaign, local Shoppers Drug Mart locations will accept donations from customers with a goal to raise $3.6 million to help fund local women's health charities.

SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Growing Women's Health campaign. (CNW Group/Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation)

Shoppers Drug Mart locations across the country will partner with a charity in their local community to provide direct funding, resources and programming to meet the health needs of women. Associate-owners in each store select a local women's health organization to benefit from the funds donated by customers and employees, with 100% of customer donations remaining in the community. Over the last year the program has supported more than 500 unique local women's health charities in cities and towns across Canada.

"The response to the Growing Women's Health campaign is always so positive because donors know the funds raised stay in their own community to provide direct support to local women's health organizations," said Lisa Gibbs, Director, Community Investment, Shoppers Drug Mart.  "Over the past 15 years, we've donated close to $32.3M million, thanks to the generosity of our patients, customers and employees."

This year, the fundraising for the Growing Women's Health campaign kicked off early with a Beauty Gala on August 12. For $10, customers were treated to a makeover and skin consultation. Customers could redeem $5 from each ticket toward any cosmetic purchase made during the event while the remaining $5, plus 100% of all incremental donations, went to a community-based women's health program. In total more than $510, 000 was raised to support local women's health charities.

To make a donation in store customers can purchase and personalize a "Growing Women's Health" icon; a "leaf" for a loonie, a "butterfly" for $5, an "apple" for $10 and a "bird" for $50.  The icons are prominently displayed on the Growing Women's Health Tree in all participating stores. 

About SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU.
SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. is the identity for our long-standing commitment for women's health. To help women live their best lives, the SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. program is designed to help women stay focused on making their own health a priority by connecting them to the expertise of our partners at leading women's health organizations and to others in support of women's health initiatives across Canada. Learn more at shoppersloveyou.ca

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 51 medical clinic pharmacies operating under the name Shoppers Simply Pharmacy (Pharmaprix Simplement Santé in Québec) and six luxury beauty destinations operating as Murale. As well, the Company owns and operates over 50 Shoppers Home Health Care stores, making it the largest Canadian retailer of home healthcare 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 a unique and independent operating division of Loblaw Companies Limited.

For more information, visit shoppersdrugmart.ca.

SOURCE Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation

For further information: Julie Dunham, Manager, External Communication, Tel: 416.493.1220 extension 5141, judunham@shoppersdrugmart.ca


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