February 27, 2013 is CKNW’s Pink Shirt Day. This day supports the CKNW Orphan’s Fund and Boys and Girls Clubs in communities across Western Canada.
London Drugs, a key sponsor for this annual event, is once again selling Pink Shirt Day T-shirts for $9.80. They are available in adult and youth sizes from small to XXL. Over the past six years, London Drugs has helped raise more than $330,000 through the Pink Shirt Day Campaign.
About the CKNW Orphans’ Fund Pink Shirt Day: CKNW started Pink Shirt Day six years ago following an anti-bullying stand of two grade 12 Nova Scotia students. The students took action after witnessing a grade 9 student being bullied for wearing pink to school and encouraged their schoolmates to wear pink to send a message against bullying. Since then, CKNW’s Pink Shirt Day Campaign has sent a powerful message that Bullying Stops Here and we should Make Some Noise Against Bullying. In Canada, every seven minutes someone is bullied on a playground in Canada (www.bullying.org). Bullying is demoralizing, wrecks self-esteem and has led to shootings and suicides in Canada. Bullying happens in many different forms but its purpose is to make someone else feel bad on purpose. Through awareness and education Canadians can continue to take a stand against bullying.
There are several London Drugs locations in the Fraser Valley. Click here to find the location closest to you.