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Tree of Life

Yarmouth Hospital Foundation Rake in Funds Through the
Shoppers Drug Mart Tree of Life™ campaign


Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, December, 2013– The Yarmouth Hospital Foundation and Shoppers Drug Mart® have partnered together since 2007 in an effort to raise funds to help improve the quality of life for  women and their families in Southwest Nova Scotia through the Tree of Life campaign. The three-week fundraising campaign, launched every September aims to harvest essential funding needed to support the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation’s annual appeal.

All proceeds from the campaign are used to purchase essential hospital equipment. To date Shoppers Drug Mart, Yarmouth, has raised in excess of $43,000 through its Tree of Life Campaign.   The dollars raised have supported two new laparoscopic suites, the respiratory department, and the maternal child   department to name a few.

“A large part of the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation funding stems from the volunteer and fundraising efforts in this community, enabling us to support and enhance our hospital as a community and regional center of excellence in health care, said Paulette Sweeney-Goodwin, YHF Managing Director. “We encourage our hospital family and community to support the Shoppers Drug Mart’s Tree of Life fundraising campaign each year.

Individuals can support the harvest by purchasing a “leaf” for a loonie, a “butterfly” for $5 or a “cardinal” for $50.  Every time an individual (or business) contributes they can personalize the leaf, etc and place it on a branch of the Tree of Life which will is prominently displayed at the Shoppers Drug Mart store in Yarmouth. Online contributions can be made by visiting www.shoppersdrugmart.ca.

“This campaign really demonstrates the difference we can make when partnering together for a common goal and we thank Shoppers Drug Mart, their employees and their customers, for their on-going support,” said Sweeney-Goodwin.

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To learn more about Shoppers Drug Mart visit http://corporate.shoppersdrugmart.ca

Yarmouth Hospital Foundation contact:
Paulette Sweeney-Goodwin, Managing Directory 749-1669

Shoppers Drug Mart Contact:
Christianne Land, Associate Pharmacist, Owner 742-3523