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Shopper's Drug Mart supports Women's Health
by Sandy Lindsay

January 1, 2016
www.saugeentimes.com

Health

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Women's Health Initiative by Shopper's Drug Mart

(L-R) Hospital Foundation Exec. Dir. Sally Kidson, Store Manager Regeena Ellerton, Brenda Hall, Stacey Kienzle and Jane Leslie

Saugeen Memorial Hospital's 'Light the Way' campaign ended the year on a high note, when Shopper's Drug Mart in Port Elgin presented a cheque for $3,445 to Hospital Foundation Executive Director, Sally Kidson.

Shopper's Drug Mart staff raised the funds through a silent auction, organized by Manager of Cosmetics, Stacey Keinzle, a BBQ and the 'Growing Women's Health'  campaign (formerly the Tree of Life) that is supported by customers in the community.

The four-week campaign that was held in the fall is a Shopper's Drug Mart initiative committed to improving the health of Canadian women, where each store is able to select a local women's health organization to support.

According to Kidson, the monies will go toward 'Light the Way' fundraising campaign and the purchase of a BiPap machine used to help treat women with lung disorders, such as Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 

This is the second donation this year from Shopper's Drug Mart.  In February, the staff donated $2,338 that helped offset the hospital's cost of fetal monitors used by expectant mothers throughout the area.

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According to Kidson, the 'Light the Way' campaign stands at $91,600 of the $130,000 goal, with additional pledges expected to arrive once the holiday season ends and postal delivery gets back to 'normal'.

"Light the Way' continues right through January," says Kidson, "so there is still time to donate.  Everyone uses the hospital at some point and all our campaign fundraising goes toward needed equipment."

To donate go to:  www.smhfoundation.ca .  


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