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‘Tree of Life’ campaign underway here

Shoppers Drug Mart’s “Tree of Life” campaign got underway Sept. 13 and runs until Oct. 10.

This year, the store once again has chosen the Riverside Foundation for Health Care as the 2008 beneficiary.

“Riverside Foundation depends on the support of all of us to continue to serve our community and improve our quality of life,” noted Shoppers Drug Mart owner and pharmacist Kevin Nielson.

“We are pleased to announce that 100 percent of the proceeds from this campaign will be donated to our local hospital Foundation,” he added.

The “Tree of Life” campaign is a community fundraiser where shoppers are asked to purchase a leaf, maple leaf, or apple to place on the large tree showcased on the front window at Shoppers Drug Mart.

The leaves, maples leaves, and apples are sold for $1, $5, and $50, respectively.

The item can be personalized with the donor’s name or in memory or honour of a loved one.

Last year, Shoppers Drug Mart matched the funds raised by the community and more than $1,700 was donated to the Foundation.

“The funds helped us purchase a much-needed neonatal transport incubator for newborn babies at La Verendrye hospital,” noted Foundation director Teresa Hazel. “The total cost of this state-of-the-art equipment was over $70,000.

“We are grateful to Shoppers Drug Mart for assisting us with the ongoing health care needs of our community through this campaign,” she said.

Please lend your support by saying “yes” when asked if you would to buy a leaf, maple leaf, or an apple from the Shoppers Drug Mart “Tree of Life” campaign.

Help make a difference—one leaf at a time.

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