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London Drugs Ride for Hope Presto Fondo Raises $15,000 for Canuck Place Children’s Hospital

August 4, 2015

VANCOUVER BC, July 30, 2015 – Canuck Place Children’s Hospice was the proud recipient of $15,000 raised by 22 dedicated riders in the London drugs Ride for Hope Presto Fondo in Fort Langley. The 50 km cycling ride took place on Sunday, July 19 as part of the Prospera Valley GranFondo.

“London Drugs and their employees have been incredible supporters of the palliative pediatric care provided by Canuck Place. We are so grateful for the energy and commitment of the riding community rallied by London Drugs to help B.C.’s sickest kids,” said Margaret McNeil, Canuck Place CEO. “The funds raised will help support our provincial program and help provide the specialized medical care to newborns, children and teens living with life-threatening illnesses and the families who love them.”

“London Drugs was proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Ride For Hope. Our staff cares greatly about the communities we serve and live in. With our involvement in this ride, we have been able to give back to Canuck Place and the children and families they care for it is a win-win,” said Clint Mahlman, London Drugs Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Since the Ride for Hope’s inception in 2007, over $575,482 has been raised for Canuck Place and B.C.’s children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. These funds are in invested in pain and symptom management, respite and family support, counselling, art, education, music and recreation therapy and end-of-life care.

About London Drugs: Founded in 1945, BC-based London Drugs has 79 stores in more than 35 major markets throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba including its online store London Drugs offers consumers a range of products from digital cameras and cosmetics to computers and televisions. Renowned for its creative approach to retailing, the company employs more than 7,500 people with pharmacy and health care services being the heart of its business. Committed to innovation and superior customer service, London Drugs has established itself as a reputable and caring company and continues to position itself for future growth and development.

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