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London Drugs Ride for Hope Presto Fondo

May 28, 2015

VANCOUVER BC, May 27, 2015 – Canuck Place Children’s Hospice today announced the charity will be the beneficiary of the London Drugs Ride for Hope Presto Fondo 50 km taking placing on July 19, 2015 as part of the Prospera Valley GranFondo.

Interested participants can log onto valleygranfondo.com and learn more about how they can get fit and give back. The first 75 participants to sign up for the Presto 50 km distance and commit to raising $250.00 for Canuck Place will receive a custom ride jersey and a reduced entry fee of $75.

“London Drugs and their employees have been incredible supporters of the pediatric clinical care provided by Canuck Place,” said Margaret McNeil, CEO of Canuck Place. “The London Drugs Ride for Hope Presto Fondo will raise much needed funds for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and support the care of newborns, children and teens living with life-threatening illness and the families who love them.”

“London Drugs is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Ride For Hope. Our staff cares greatly about the communities we serve and live in. We are very excited to launch this ride and with the community give back to Canuck Place and the children and families they care for,” said Clint Mahlman, London Drugs Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.  “We invite riders to sign up and ride 50km and make a difference for our province’s sickest kids.”

About Canuck Place: Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is British Columbia’s recognized pediatric palliative care provider. Over 560 newborns, children and teens with life-threatening illnesses and their families receive care from CPCH through outreach programs and two hospice locations; Vancouver and Abbotsford. Services include clinical respite and family support, pain and symptom management, 24-hour phone consultation support and in-house clinical care, art and education, recreation therapy, grief and loss counselling and end-of-life care. Through the investment of the community, a talented clinical team, and over 325 energetic volunteers, we make a lasting difference in the lives of children and the families who love them. To learn more about our two decades of care please visit: www.canuckplace.org

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 www.londondrugs.com. 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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