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Local Tim’s Smile Cookie Campaign for Health Care

What began as a way to help raise funds for the Hamilton Children’s Hospital in Ontario in 1996, has grown into a major fundraising event across North America.

Tim Hortons, Marystown, manage Marylou Murphy presented a $4,100 cheque to Burin Peninsula Health Care Foundation Board Member Stephen Baker. Photo Submitted

Marystown Tim Hortons Owner/Operator Dave Weeks said the store charities across Canada last month raised a record $4.2 million.

“Our store has been hosting this event since 2009. Today’s gift of $4,100 to Burin Peninsula Health Care Foundation puts the campaign total raised to date at $13,111.

“This sure has put a smile on all our faces. Thanks to all our customers who bought a Smile Cookie, it was such a sweet way to contribute to charity. At only $1 per cookie it was a win-win for recipients and cookie-lovers alike.”

Mr. Weeks said his staff takes pride in hosting this event over the past four years and thanked all customers who rewarded our efforts to assist local health care by purchasing cookies.

Burin Peninsula Health Care Foundation Board Member Stephen Baker called it awesome news about Tim Horton’s Smile Cookie fundraiser raising a record $4.2 million for local charities across Canada last month.

“It only goes to show what collective efforts at a corporate, local and community level can achieve when the prize is a shared goal. Our Board thanks Tim Hortons (Marystown) for choosing Burin Peninsula Health Care Foundation as your charity of choice for this event.”

The Smile Cookie Campaign offered chocolate chunk cookies for $1 Sept. 17-23.

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