Thousands of smiles for local healthcare  

Submitted by St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation

Barry’s Bay Tim Hortons exceeded their goal to sell 5,000 cookies during this year’s Smile Cookie Week from May 1 to 7. A total of $9,632.53 was raised through the sale of $1.50 cookies and, new this year, Smile Cookie pins. Money will go to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation for local healthcare needs. The Foundation raises funds for its three healthcare partners, including St. Francis Memorial Hospital, Valley Manor and Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care. This was the ninth year that Barry’s Bay Tim Hortons has held Smile Cookie Week, and since 2015, a total of $55,111.53 has been raised for local healthcare. Thank you to local Tim Hortons owners Jason and Olena Armstrong and staff, the more than 20 volunteers who decorated cookies, and everyone who supported the cause. Above, from left: SFVHF Communications and Fundraising Officer Christine Hudder, SFMH COO Greg McLeod, Valley Manor CEO Trisha DesLaurier, Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care Clinical Director Dylaina Wood, SFVHF Board of Directors member Bruce Willmer, Tim Hortons Manager Chantal Kedroskie, Tim Hortons Owner Jason Armstrong and SFMH Director of Patient Care Services Mary-Ellen Harris. Photo submitted.

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