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Posted: May 8, 2019

Flower/plant sale proceeds to aid women and newborns

The sale of fresh cut bouquets, a dozen roses and select potted plants at any of Save-on-Foods’ 166 stores between May 9 and 15 will help improve care and treatment for women and newborns in Western Canada

Western Canada’s largest grocery retailer is celebrating Mother’s Day by supporting the health and well-being of women and newborns.

One hundred per cent of the net proceeds of fresh cut bouquets, a dozen roses and select potted plants in any of the brand’s stores during this week will be donated to women’s health programs at hospitals in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

The beneficiaries of this initiative include BC Women’s Hospital Foundation (which also services the Yukon from a specialty-care perspective), Health Sciences Centre Foundation in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Saskatchewan’s new Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital and Edmonton’s Lois Hole Hospital for Women.

Funds will be used for a range of needs including everything from helping to purchase much-needed equipment to expanding surgical space.

“We’re excited to offer our customers a unique way to honour moms with a gift that gives back this Mother’s Day,” said Darrell Jones, president of Save-On-Foods. “Money raised will ensure a number of important programs receive a much-needed influx of funds they need and deserve and lend support to the health and well-being of women across Canada in a meaningful and tangible way,” added the Cranbrook born and raised Jones.

“We are grateful to Save-On-Foods and its customers for this opportunity to partner and ensure the women of B.C. receive the highest quality healthcare when, where and how they need it,” said Genesa Greening, president and CEO of the BC Women’s Hospital Foundation. “When you purchase your Mother’s Day flowers at Save-On-Foods, you’re helping the women of British Columbia who rely on the only facility in BC devoted exclusively to the health of women and newborns: BC Women’s Hospital.”

There are Save-On-Foods stores in Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie, Golden, Kimberley and Sparwood.

Lead image: Darrell Jones, president of Save-On-Foods. Photo submitted

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