June 15, 2022

Chemist Warehouse raise $140,000 for Kiwi charities

New Zealand’s fastest-growing pharmacy group Chemist Warehouse have raised $140,000 in just one month for a host of deserving charities.

With the support of its suppliers and customers, Chemist Warehouse partnered with the Gallagher Chiefs, Hurricanes, Highlanders, Crusaders and Blues in the fundraising drive during May.
The campaign was run across all 35 Chemist Warehouse stores as well as during matches, with funds going to Breast Cancer Cure, Big Buddy, Foster Hope, I AM HOPE and the Graeme Dingle Foundation.

Among the recipients is the Breast Cancer Cure, who are on a mission is to ensure that the next generation can look forward to a future free from the fear of breast cancer.

Sonja de Mari from Breast Cancer Cure was blown away by the result:

“What a night! Breast Cancer Cure were so thrilled to be chosen as the Gallagher Chiefs charity of choice for the match between the Gallagher Chiefs vs Brumbies. The on-field activities were not only a very generous part of the fundraising, but also provided an incredible platform to share the importance of funding breast cancer research in New Zealand. The tough statistic of 1 in 9 New Zealand women being diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime was powerfully displayed by placement of just some of the 10,000 co-branded t-shirts on the stadium seats. $30,846 will go toward funding New Zealand researchers and scientists to find a cure for breast cancer. A huge thank you for your support to Chemist Warehouse and the Chiefs Rugby Club for making such a difference and creating awareness with this fundraising event.”

Gallagher Chiefs CEO, Michael Collins, acknowledged the remarkable effort of the team at Chemist Warehouse for raising such a substantial amount of money for the Breast Cancer Cure.

“On behalf of the Chiefs Rugby Club, I would like to thank Azman and everyone involved at Chemist Warehouse for making a real difference in our community by achieving this significant fundraising total. I would also like to thank all those supporters, and fans, who made a donation during the month of May to help us reach our fundraising target”

“Our whānau and community is so important to the Chiefs Rugby Club, and we know that any opportunity to support wellness and wellbeing is needed, and does make a real difference. We look forward to growing our partnership with Chemist Warehouse over the coming years to build on the goals achieved this season” Added Collins.

Chemist Warehouse New Zealand CEO Azman Haroon said the company understood that
charities such as Breast Cancer Cure are the lifeblood of communities right across the
country and looked forward to continuing its support of local charities in the years ahead.

“For us at Chemist Warehouse, we want to be part of the change and help support our local communities. We care for all Kiwis and want to ensure we can be there to support the people of Aotearoa,” Mr Haroon said.

“Pharmacies are at the heart of the community and our Super Rugby partnerships have enabled our pharmacists to get out to stadiums around the country to promote the health services we offer and get to know their patients outside of our stores.”

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#Chemist Warehouse has 35 stores in New Zealand and employs more than 180 pharmacists

Chemist Warehouse raise $140,000 for Kiwi charities