(From left) Creston Valley Hospital site manager Chris Ondrik and acute care administrator Shirley Mercier

(From left) Creston Valley Hospital site manager Chris Ondrik and acute care administrator Shirley Mercier

Shoppers Drug Mart campaign raises over $2,300 for Creston Valley Hospital

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With the combined efforts of Shoppers Drug Mart, its employees and customers, Creston will now have improved access to services and programming supporting women’s whole health in body, mind and spirit. The Shoppers Drug Mart 2012 Tree of Life fundraising campaign has harvested $2,372 for the Creston Valley Hospital maternal care unit.

The contributions from the campaign will assist the staff in providing holistic maternal care to the women of Creston Valley. The Creston Valley Hospital is presently prioritizing equipment and educational needs to determine how to most effectively utilize the funding. Educational needs around breast-feeding are listed, as well as some minor equipment.

CVH is very grateful to have been the chosen recipient this year and appreciate the work that Shoppers Drug Mart have done in supporting the local populace, said site administrator Chris Ondrik CVH.

“The success of the 2012 Tree of Life campaign can be attributed to the support and commitment of our loyal customers and staff,” said Shoppers Drug Mart associate owner Srinivas Chalagalla. “Shoppers Drug Mart has partnered with women’s health organizations at national, regional and local levels in order to provide direct support, ensuring that essential funding, resources and education are available to meet the needs of Canadian women. We are pleased to present this year’s Tree of Life campaign proceeds to the Creston Valley Hospital Maternal Care Unit.”

With over 1,200 Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix stores across Canada participating in the four-week campaign, the tenth annual Tree of Life campaign will provide support to over 450 Canadian women’s health charities, with 100 per cent of funds staying in the community where they are raised.

National in scope yet locally based, the Tree of Life campaign offers patients, customers and employees the opportunity to donate directly to charitable organizations to ensure that resources and programming are available to meet the needs of Canadian women.

The Shoppers Drug Mart Tree of Life campaign is a program that raises funds through the purchase of the Tree of Life paper icons. Since 2002, the Tree of Life campaign has raised more than $17 million for Canadian health charities.

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