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  • Writer's pictureLorna Hamilton

Shoppers Drug Mart Run For Women

The Vermilion Shopper Drug Mart team. Photo submitted

Shoppers Drug Mart has been well known for exclusive women’s fundraisers. Their main fundraiser over the years is the LOVE YOU by Shoppers Drug Mart Run for Women, which is a 5k and 10k walk /run in support of local women’s mental health programs in 18 cities across Canada.

Over the past couple of months, the Shoppers Drug Mart employees diligently completed fundraisers to raise funds for their participation in the annual Shoppers Drug Mart Run for Women. The crew completed a perfume, Easter basket, In-store bake sale, Jeans on Friday, bottle drive, yoga night, and paper shoe sale fundraisers. Through the different fundraisers, the Vermilion location was able to raise $2665.90 for the Lois Hole Hospital for Women.

This is the 4th year Vermilion Shoppers Drug Mart had participated in the Run for Women. The first year was in-person, and then the last two years were completed in a virtual setting due to COVID. The 11 participants from Vermilion Shoppers Drug Mart were happy to attend in-person in Edmonton at the Sir Wilfred Laurier Park this year.

“I was unable to attend this year, but it looked and sounded like it was great fun and they are looking forward to next year. I would also like to send a huge shout out to the Eagle’s Nest for the donation of bottles, to the Copper Cork for the location, and Darcy for her time for our yoga night” commented Shoppers Drug Mart, front store manager, Janice Hoffman.

In total, the Shoppers Drug Mart stores in Northern Alberta were able to raise $240,000 for the Lois Hole Hospital for Women.

The mission of The Lois Hole Hospital for Women is to advance and advocate for the health of women through support from donors to the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation. For the past 10 years, donors to the Lois Hole Hospital for Women have supported innovative models of care, groundbreaking research, and specialized programs and services for all.

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