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Pharmaprix® Surpasses Goal in Harvesting Funds for the Advancement of Women’s Health

Posted On November 09, 2010

Tree of Life campaign raises more than $2 million

Thanks to the combined efforts and overwhelming support of Shoppers Drug Mart employees and customers, the ninth annual Tree of Life campaign raked in an astounding $2,017,198 for leading local women’s health organizations across Canada who will now have improved access to services and programming supporting women’s health.

During the four week campaign, from September 18th, 2010 to October 15th, 2010, more than 1,180 Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix stores across Canada participated in the 2010 Tree of Life campaign to provide support to 375 Canadian healthcare related charities. National in scope, yet locally based, the Tree of Life campaign sees 100 percent of the proceeds donated to women’s health charities within individual communities, allowing women even greater access to services and information they need to stay healthy in mind, body and spirit.

“Shoppers Drug Mart would like to thank the millions of participants across Canada who helped raise over $2 million, making this year’s Tree of Life campaign an incredible success,” says Lisa Gibbs, Manager, Community Investment, Shoppers Drug Mart. “It is through the support and commitment of our loyal customers, Associates and employees that we are able to provide direct support to women’s health organizations at national, regional and local levels to ensure essential funding, resources and education are available to meet the needs of Canadian women.”

The Shoppers Drug Mart Tree of Life campaign is a four-week program held across Canada each autumn. The program is national in scope, but local in focus. Women’s health needs are identified by local charities and 100 percent of the funds raised through Tree of Life are donated directly back to the communities in which the funds were raised to help address the specific needs of women in each community. Through the incredible generosity of customers, employees and Associates, more than 375 women’s health charities across Canada will benefit from this year’s campaign. Since 2002, the Tree of Life campaign has raised more than $14.7 million for Canadian health charities.

About Shoppers Drug Mart

Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation is one of the most recognized and trusted names in Canadian retailing. The Company is the licensor of full-service retail drug stores operating under the name Shoppers Drug Mart (Pharmaprix in Québec). With more than 1,180 Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix stores operating in prime locations in each province and two territories, the Company is one of the most convenient retailers in Canada. The Company also licenses or owns more than 59 medical clinic pharmacies operating under the name Shoppers Simply Pharmacy (Pharmaprix Simplement Santé in Québec) and eight luxury beauty destinations operating as Murale. As well, the Company also owns and operates 63 Shoppers Home Health Care stores, making it the largest Canadian retailer of home health care products and services. In addition to its retail store network, the Company owns Shoppers Drug Mart Specialty Health Network Inc., a provider of specialty drug distribution, pharmacy and comprehensive patient support services, and MediSystem Technologies Inc., a provider of pharmaceutical products and services to long-term care facilities in Ontario and Alberta.