KLH Foundation president Pat Dooley (left) receives a sizable cheque from Nelson Shoppers Drug Mart associate owner Keith Kerekes.

KLH Foundation president Pat Dooley (left) receives a sizable cheque from Nelson Shoppers Drug Mart associate owner Keith Kerekes.

Shoppers Drug Mart raises funds

Nelson will now have improved access to services and programing supporting women’s whole health in body

Thanks to the combined efforts of Shoppers Drug Mart employees and customers, Nelson will now have improved access to services and programing supporting women’s whole health in body, mind and spirit, as Shoppers Drug Mart’s  2011 Tree of Life fundraising campaign has harvested more than $2,158 towards an external fetal monitor for the Kootenay Lake Hospital maternity ward.

With over 1,180 Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix stores across Canada participating in the four-week campaign, the 10th annual Tree of Life campaign will provide support to over 400 Canadian health care related charities.

National in scope yet locally based, the Tree of Life campaign offers patients, customers and employees the opportunity to donate directly to the 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 Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation.

“The success of the 2011 Tree of Life campaign can be attributed to the support and commitment of our loyal customers and staff,” said Keith Kerekes, associate owner of the Nelson Shoppers Drug Mart.

“Shoppers Drug Mart has partnered with women’s health organization 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 Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation.”