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Tim Hortons’ Smile Cookie Campaign Supports the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba

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Tim Hortons is bringing more smiles to Winnipeg with the launch of the annual Smile Cookie fundraiser.  For one week starting today, Tim Hortons restaurant owners in Winnipeg will generously donate all proceeds from sales of a special smiling chocolate chunk cookie to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.  The $1 treat will help purchase infant lung and breathing testing equipment for the Foundation.

“On behalf of all restaurant owners and team members in Winnipeg, I would like to thank our loyal guests for their generosity and support of the Smile Cookie campaign,” said Howie Shapiro and Cathy Pope on behalf of the Tim Hortons Owners in Winnipeg.  “Tim Hortons is thrilled to support Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba with the funds raised and bring smiles to so many people’s faces.  We welcome everyone to come in this week to buy a delicious freshly-baked Smile Cookie in support of a great cause.”

We are very grateful to Tim Hortons’ staff and management for allowing us to be apart of Smile Cookie Week, says Lawrence Prout, President & CEO, Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. “Since our relationship started 10 years ago, they have raised more than $350,000 to help kids in need. This year, thanks to their support, we are hoping to purchase infant lung and breathing testing equipment for the Children’s Hospital and create scholarships for students at the Manitoba Institute of Child Health”.

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.  In 2011 alone, the Smile Cookie campaign raised $4 million across Canada and the United States. Nationally, Tim Hortons restaurant owners support more than 345 local charities through the campaign.

For more information on how the Smile Cookie campaign supports communities across Canada, please visit http://www.timhortons.com/smilecookie

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