Tim Hortons is bringing more smiles to Prince Edward County with the kickoff of the annual Smile Cookie campaign

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100 per cent of Tim Hortons Smile Cookie sales in Picton and Wellington support priority medical equipment needs

PICTON – September 10, 2018 – They’re back and tastier than ever! From September 17 – 23, Tim Hortons’ famous Smile Cookies will be available for your eating pleasure! For one week starting Monday, September 17, Tim Hortons guests can purchase a freshly baked chocolate chunk Smile Cookie for $1.00 at the Picton and Wellington restaurants, with 100 per cent of the proceeds proudly donated by Tim Hortons restaurant owners, Paul and Valerie Massey to support Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation. The fundraiser runs September 17th-23rd, 2018

“The Smile Cookie campaign has continuously been successful year after year thanks to our loyal guests for their kindness and support,” said Paul Massey, Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner in Picton and Wellington. “We are honoured to support the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation for the fifth year in a row with all of the proceeds raised and to share smiles with all of our dedicated guests. Stop by our restaurant next week and purchase your freshly baked Smile Cookie to support a great cause!”
Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation is an independent, registered charity that raises funds to help renovate and maintain our County hospital and to purchase medical equipment such as vital signs monitors, diagnostic tools, scopes and much more.

“We are thrilled to have been selected as the recipients of this worthy program. Since partnering with Tim Hortons, the Smile Cookie program locally has raised in excess of $23,000 for priority medical equipment needs for our County hospital,” said Monica Alyea, chairperson of the PECMH Foundation. “It’s vital for our community to continue to ensure our County hospital is equipped with the latest technology to keep it relevant. The government does not pay for medical equipment. It has always been the responsibility of the community to fund medical equipment needs. We hope our community will see this special fundraising week at Tim Hortons as another sign that we are all committed to building a vibrant future for Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital.”

The Smile Cookie campaign started in 1996 to help raise funds for the Hamilton Children’s Hospital in Ontario and has grown to become a major fundraising event at Tim Hortons restaurants. With blue eyes and a pink smile, the Smile Cookie has become an iconic symbol of the commitment of Tim Hortons guests and restaurant owners to strengthen their communities. In 2018, more than 530 Charities/Organizations in Communities across Canada will benefit from the Smile Cookie Campaign.

Visit www.timhortons.com/smilecookie to learn more about the charities the Smile Cookie campaign supports across Canada or join the #SmileCookie conversation on Facebook www.Facebook.com/timhortons, Twitter @TimHortons and Instagram @TimHortons.
The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization whose mission is to raise money to advance health care for the people of Prince Edward County.
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TIM HORTONS® is one of North America’s largest restaurant chains operating in the quick service segment. Founded as a single location in Canada in 1964, TIM HORTONS® appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, hot and cold specialty drinks (including lattes, cappuccinos and espresso shots), specialty teas and fruit smoothies, fresh baked goods, grilled Panini and classic sandwiches, wraps, soups, prepared foods and other food products. TIM HORTONS® has more than 4,600 system wide restaurants located in Canada, the United States, and around the world. To learn more about the TIM HORTONS® brand, please visit the TIM HORTONS® brand website at www.timhortons.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Restaurant Brands International Inc. is one of the world’s largest quick service restaurant companies with more than $28 billion in system-wide sales and over 23,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries and U.S. territories. RBI owns three of the world’s most prominent and iconic quick service restaurant brands – TIM HORTONS®, BURGER KING®, and POPEYES®. These independently operated brands have been serving their respective guests, franchisees and communities for over 40 years. To learn more about RBI, please visit the company’s website at www.rbi.com.

For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Christine Beaudrie,
Tim Hortons
Regional Marketing Manager – Quinte/Northumberland/Eastern Ontario

Shannon Coull, executive director
Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation
403 Main St. E., Picton, ON K0K 2T0
613-476-1008 ext. 4503
www.pecmhf.ca – shannon@pecmhf.ca
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