Tree of life campaign provides funding for women’s charities

To help raise much-needed funds in support of women’s health, Shoppers Drug Mart is hosting its annual Tree of Life campaign until Oct. 14.

To help raise much-needed funds in support of women’s health, Shoppers Drug Mart is hosting its annual Tree of Life campaign until Oct. 14.

Now in its 10th year, the campaign has raised more than $14.7 million in support of local women’s charities across the country.

Held each fall, the four-week campaign provides customers with the opportunity to purchase and personalize a Tree of Life icon, including a ‘leaf’ for a $1, a ‘butterfly’ for $5 or a ‘cardinal’ for $50.

The icons are prominently displayed on the Tree of Life in participating stores and 100 per cent of proceeds are donated to local women’s health organizations.

“National in scope yet locally-based, the annual Tree of Life campaign offers patients, customers and employees the opportunity to donate directly to the organizations that make a difference to women’s health in their own communities,” said Lisa Gibbs, manager, community investment, Shoppers Drug Mart. “With the support of our pharmacist-owners and their teams at store-level, our employees and customers, we are confident that we will reach our goal of raising $2.1 million to improve the health of women across Canada.”

Shoppers Drug Mart owners identify and personally select the organizations in the communities they serve that will benefit from the Tree of Life program.

Nanaimo Shoppers Drug Mart stores are at University Village on Fifth Street, Country Club Centre and Mary Ellen Drive.