Waterloo MP, Bardish Chagger, tweeted on Monday about the Tim Hortons’ Smile Cookie Campaign which supports Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) across Calgary.
Supporting local charities in our community puts a smile on everyone’s faces! The #SmileCookie is available all week at your local @TimHortons – so our team in Ottawa and Waterloo couldn’t resist! #ThatsTheWayTheCookieCrumbles pic.twitter.com/a1gZPsRk6c
— Bardish Chagger (@BardishKW) September 18, 2018
Tim Hortons’ Smile Cookie Campaign going on from Monday, September 17 to Sunday, September 23. People need to stop at any of the Tim Hortons locations throughout Calgary, Airdrie, Cochrane, Strathmore, Chestermere and Okotoks and get Smile Cookies for the whole family.
$1 for a Smile Cookie = $1 to the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) across Calgary.
Funds raised through the Tim Hortons’ Smile Cookie Campaign are donated to Calgary Health Trust in support of Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) and the Newborns Need campaign.
The moment a newborn baby is placed in the mother’s arms for the very first time is a moment of overwhelming joy. But some babies have to spend their first moments, days, or even months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Nationally, 1 in 10 newborns require NICU care.
In Calgary, this number has risen above the national average to 1 in 8. Support through Smile Cookie proceeds allows us to make sure we have the resources we need to give these little fighters the best outcomes possible. This includes the redevelopment and expansion of Southern Alberta’s only in-born Level 3 NICU at Foothills Medical Centre, where the smallest and sickest babies are cared for.
Smile Cookie was originally created as a way to help raise funds for the Hamilton Children’s Hospital in Ontario.
Since 1996 it has grown into a major fundraising event across North America. Nationally, Tim Hortons restaurant owners support more than 345 local charities through the annual Smile Cookie Fundraiser.