Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign aimed to purchase a Slit lamp for EKRH

Submitted by EKFH on 15-09-2010

CRANBROOK, BC   The ongoing partnership of two Tim Hortons franchises in Cranbrook, the Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary and East Kootenay Foundation for Health is setting a lofty goal for its fourth year Smile Cookie Campaign.  The three groups hope to sell 60 cases, which is 8,400 cookies, with hopes of raising $10,000 to purchase a slit lamp for the East Kootenay Regional Hospital Ophthalmology Unit.  

The slit lamp is an instrument consisting of a high-intensity light source that can be focused to shine a thin sheet of light into the eye.  While a patient is seated in the examination chair, they rest their chin and forehead on a support to steady the head. Using the biomicroscope, the ophthalmologist then proceeds to examine the patient’s eye. A fine strip of paper, stained with fluroescein, a fluorescent dye, may be touched to the side of the eye; this stains the tear film on the surface of the eye to aid examination. The dye is naturally rinsed out of the eye by tears.  The slit lamp exam may detect many diseases of the eye, including cataract, conjunctivitis, macular degeneration, retinal detachment and much more. 

The Tim Horton’s Smile Cookie program is a community-oriented sponsorship program that raises funds for local charities across Canada.  These special smiling double-sized chocolate chip cookies are available for a limited time only September 20-26, 2010.
“Over the past year we (Tim Hortons) expanded our operations in Cranbrook.  We are extremely proud to be working with the hospital foundation and hospital auxiliary to continually expand our combined efforts to raise funds for the regional hospital.  It is also a cute tie in to know that the two eyes on our Smile Cookies will help bring a slit lamp to the ophthalmology unit,” explains Matt Gareau, Tim Hortons General Manager for Cranbrook and Creston.  

There are several ways to show your support and to buy the Smile Cookies (individually, by the dozen or even by the case):
Tim Hortons (Cranbrook Main Store): 

  • Order by phone:  417-0010
  • Order by fax (during business hours 6:00 am – 4:00 pm):  417-0660
  • Pick up at the store or order through the drive through

East Kootenay Foundation for Health:

Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary:

On sale in the East Kootenay Regional Hospital lobby – Mon-Fri – 10:00 am to sell out for the day

The Smile Cookie program is a unique way for Tim Hortons’ store owners to give back to community charities, and they couldn’t be happier.  It’s mouth watering goodness for a good cause.