Growing Women’s Health campaign raises $2,000

The Growing Women’s Health fundraising campaign has harvested more than $2,000 for the Nelson and District Women’s Centre.

With the combined efforts of Shoppers Drug Mart and its customers, Nelson will now have improved access to services and programming supporting women’s whole health in body, mind and spirit. The Shoppers Drug Mart 2015 Growing Women’s Health (formerly Tree of Life) fundraising campaign has harvested more than $2,000 for the Nelson and District Women’s Centre.

With over 1,250 Shoppers Drug Mart locations Canada participating in the four-week campaign, the 14th annual Growing Women’s Health campaign will provide support to over 500 Canadian women’s health charities. National in scope yet locally based, the 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.

In Nelson, the proceeds harvested by local Shoppers Drug Mart customers and employees will benefit the Nelson and District Women’s Centre.

As the oldest women’s centre in rural Canada, the Nelson and District Women’s Centre has served a variety of needs in the community over the years. From promoting women in the trades, to social enterprise initiatives, the Women’s Centre strives to meet the needs of community members.

“The success of the 2015 Growing Women’s Health campaign can be attributed to the support and commitment of our loyal customers and staff,” said Keith Kerekes.

“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 Growing Women’s Health campaign proceeds to the Nelson and District Women’s Centre.”