Cranbrook, BC…  The first day of the 2012 Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign is seeing brisk sales of delicious chocolate chip cookies leaving both Tim Hortons outlets, table sales at the regional hospital by the Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary and case sales through the East Kootenay Foundation for Health.

Together the three organizations are trying to match their record of last year by selling 75 cases ($10,500) of the colourful smile cookies to purchase a portable patient lift for the East Kootenay Regional Hospital.  The patient lift is a huge asset for patients allowing for assistance from bed to wheelchair transfer or bathing, sitting position assistance in bed and provides valuable aid to the nursing teams on the 2nd and 3rd floor hospital units.

Matt Gareau, General Manager shares, “Tim Hortons is pleased to support the Auxiliary and Foundation in this annual campaign.    The volunteers of the Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary work extra hard to get these cookies sold and with help from case sales by EKFH it’s a win win situation for our hospital.”

This year’s cookie purchasers include 12 dozen for an upcoming wedding party, gifts to local charities the Cranbrook Society for Community Living and Street Angels, thank you to staff for doing a good job and from  individuals who just can’t resist the great taste of a yummy cookie.   

No matter what the reason, thanks to the generosity of the Gareau family and Tim Hortons $1 makes a difference in our community.    

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