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Get a Smile, Give a Smile and Make a Difference – Tim Hortons® Smile Cookie Campaign is Back!

The full $1 from every Smile Cookie sold supports the Northern Lights Health Foundation in Fort McMurray

Fort McMurray, September 10, 2019 What’s better than a cookie that tastes good? A cookie that does good! Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign is back supporting charities in communities across the country, including the Northern Lights Health Foundation in Fort McMurray, AB – one of 550 Canadian charities, hospitals and community programs supported through the annual campaign.

Established in 1985, the Northern Lights Health Foundation serves to engage people, inspire philanthropy and secure funds to improve health and promote wellness in the Wood Buffalo region. Through capital campaigns, signature events and various other fundraising initiatives, the Health Foundation funds vital medical equipment, programs and services that bring care closer to home for Wood Buffalo residents.

“The Smile Cookie campaign is important to the Northern Lights Health Foundation as it provides the community a fun and delicious way to make a collective impact on health initiatives in our region. I encourage all companies and families to by cookies by the dozens – every dollar comes back to local healthcare and every cookie puts a smile on your face! ”

- Cindy Amerongen, Executive Director, Northern Lights Health Foundation

“We’re excited to participate in the Smile Cookie campaign again this year. It’s such a pleasure to partner with Northern Lights Health Foundation, a local charity that does such impactful work in Fort McMurray. Our team members craft each Smile Cookie with care and are proud to serve them to guests who come in throughout the week to support such a great cause.”

- Melvyne Buni, Tim Hortons General Manager, Fort McMurray

“The real magic behind the Smile Cookie campaign is the local impact and we’re excited to be able to support local charities, hospitals and community programs again this year. Our guests, restaurant owners and their team members can feel incredibly proud knowing that the money raised during the campaign directly supports local Tim Hortons communities.”

- Mike Hancock, Chief Operating Officer, Tim Hortons

 For one week, from September 16 – 22, restaurant owners donate the full $1 from every freshly baked chocolate chunk Smile Cookie purchased to support charities in their community. Guests can complete a form to place pre-orders for Smile Cookies through their restaurant in Fort McMurray, or right here:  Smile Cookies Order Form

 Smile Cookie Campaign Facts

·         In 2018, the Smile Cookie campaign raised $7.8 million across Canada

·         For over 23 years, we’ve been spreading smiles – the Smile Cookie campaign began in 1996 to help raise funds for the Hamilton Children’s Hospital in Ontario

·         The Smile Cookie campaign and has grown to become a major fundraising event at Tim Hortons Restaurants

·         Nationally, Tim Hortons Restaurant owners support 550 local charities, hospitals and community programs through the Smile Cookie campaign

 Join the Smile Cookie Conversation

·         Use the hashtag #SmileCookie

·         Tag or follow us on Twitter @TimHortons & @NorLightsHealth

·         Like us on Facebook Tim Hortons & @NLHealthFoundation

·         Subscribe to us on YouTube @TimHortons & @NLHealthFoundation

·         Visit for a list of local charities benefiting from the Smile Cookie campaign


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Ashley Fisher, Events Manager

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