London Drugs Supports the “Ride for Hope” for Canuck Place Purdy’s Chocolate Bars on sale across Lower Mainland

Richmond, B.C., May 31, 2010 – In support of the “Ride For Hope” for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, all Lower Mainland London Drugs will be selling Purdy’s Chocolate bars for $3.00 with proceeds going to Canuck Place beginning June 1, 2010. This year the “Ride For Hope” takes place on Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 with riders beginning in South Surrey at 9:00 a.m., riding through Langley to Abbotsford where a noon barbecue fundraiser will get riders rested before they continue on to Hope and finish their extensive ride.


“London Drugs is proud to be part of this year’s “Ride for Hope” in support of the many children and families who are cared for at Canuck Place,” said Clint Mahlman, London Drugs senior vice president. “We encourage everyone to come out and purchase these special chocolate bars in support of Canuck Place. We also hope to see you on July 7th along the “Ride for Hope”.

”The “Ride for Hope” charity bike ride was developed to raise awareness and funds for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, a care facility that provides specialized care for children living with life-threatening illness and support for their families throughout British Columbia. Team Alliance is a team of like-minded athletes who enjoy achieving their athletic goals by competing and racing in both road and mountain bike events and include Alumni Canucks among other notable riders. 

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is a story of courage and vision, and a shining example of the good that comes when individuals and organizations see a need in their community and work to fill it. In November 1995 Canuck Place opened as North America’s first free-standing children’s hospice. Today, it remains the model for children’s hospices in North America providing hospice care free-of-charge to children and their entire families. Canuck Place is regarded as one of the leading children’s hospices in the world.



Founded in 1945, B.C.-based London Drugs currently has 73 stores in more than 35 major markets throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Renowned for its creative approach to retailing, the company employs more than 7,500 people and carries a diverse range of health and consumer electronic products. With its strong commitment to innovation and customer appreciation, London Drugs has established itself as a reputable and caring company and continues to position itself for future growth and development.

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Cynnamon Schreinert, London Drugs Media Relations


Posted June 2, 2010