On April 30th, Shoppers Drug Mart stores across the country are throwing an in-store Spring Beauty Gala. Gala guests will enjoy complimentary makeovers, skin care consultations, as well as free samples, refreshments, and snacks.
This is the fifth year Shoppers Drug Mart LOVE.YOU. has launched the National Beauty Galas in support of women’s health. The Beauty Gala is a one-day event to help raise funds for The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in Ontario, British Columbia and Yukon; Beauty Gives Back in Alberta, Atlantic and Prairies and finally, Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation in Quebec.
In 2015 the national Galas raised over $1.7 million dollars in support of women’s health. This year, a summer gala will be introduced, resulting in three galas total, to further support women’s health throughout Canada.
As a result of the funds raised through the Beauty Galas, travelling mammography units for breast cancer screening in communities across BC is now possible; In Ontario, funds support the development of an online decision aid tool to help women make an informed and empowered decision about breast screening; Alberta, Atlantic and Prairies support Beauty Gives Back, the home of the Look Good Feel Better program and charitable foundation of Canada’s beauty industry; and in Quebec, funds support women who face financial difficulties while they undergo treatment for breast cancer.
The Beauty Galas give customers a chance to personally indulge and positively impact the health of women.
Event activities including, skin analysis and makeup applications as well as special draws and raffles. Tickets are available for $10 and can be purchased at your local Shoppers Drug Mart. Half ($5) of each ticket sold will be donated to the charity supported, while the remaining $5 is redeemable on any cosmetic purchase made at Shoppers Drug Mart during the event.
The Shoppers LOVE. YOU. portfolio gathers resources and expertise from supported partners at leading women’s health organizations across Canada helping women stay focused on making their own health a priority.
About Look Good Feel Better
Look Good Feel Better is Canada’s only charitable cancer program dedicated to empowering women to manage the effects that cancer and its treatment can have on their appearance. At the heart of Look Good Feel Better is the free, 2-hour hands-on workshop offered at 120 cancer care facilities and hospitals across the country. Since its inception, it is estimated that Look Good Feel Better has helped hundreds of thousands of women across the country.
What is the Cancer Blues? It’s a term for the emotional distress caused by cancer and its treatment. The Cancer Blues is a huge and overlooked part of the cancer story. For the majority of women, a cancer diagnosis unleashes as many emotional symptoms as physical ones.
Visit http://www.beautygivesback.ca/ to learn more about this great cause! #SDMBeautyGala
Don’t forget to save the date — Apr 27th, 2016 at 8pm for the Twitter Party, where you can join us to learn more about this fabulous event and the great cause it benefits!
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Feel great while getting gorgeous. It’s just one more way you can LOVE. YOU.