Pink Shirt Day is coming up next week and you can find t-shirts and even pink masks available at all London Drugs stores across Canada, including two locations in Richmond.
Falling on Wednesday, Feb. 24, Pink Shirt Day is a day when people come together by wearing pink shirts to schools, workplaces and communities to symbolize their stand against bullying.
No matter if you are in flamingo, watermelon or peach, you can showcase your stance by including any piece of pink clothing in your ensemble.
As the campaign’s official retail partner, London Drugs will continue its support this year by offering relevant products range from t-shirts to toques to bracelets at all London Drugs locations in Richmond. Online shoppers can also find these products at the London Drugs website.
Sales from these products will be distributed to CKNW Kids’ Fund to support youth anti-bullying programs across Canada.
The t-shirt design of the 2021 edition will feature a powerful pink rainbow, which symbolizes hope, love and the strength to “Lift Each Other Up” in today’s challenging climate, said Sara Dubois-Philips, CKNW Kids’ Fund Executive Director.
“London Drugs has been the retail partner for Pink Shirt Day since it first launched 14 years ago,” said Clint Mahlman, London Drugs president and chief operating officer.
“Through our customers’ generosity, we have raised $1.8 million for the CKNW Kids Fund, assisting various anti-bullying efforts across Western Canada. This year’s merchandise offers new items including a Pink Shirt Day mask to spread this powerful and inspiring message.”
According to pinkshirtday.ca, one in five kids is affected by bullying and more than 59,000 youth have been impacted by Pink Shirt Day-funded programs.
In addition, since 2008, over $2.5 million has been donated to support anti-bullying programs throughout Western Canada, such as Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC and Stigma-Free Society.
For more information, visit: www.cknwkidsfund.com.