GIANT TIGER ANNOUNCES $45,000 GIFT TO THE OTTAWA REGIONAL CANCER FOUNDATION AS GIVING TUESDAY MATCH

November 20 / 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OTTAWA, ON – November 20, 2018 – Giant Tiger today announces a $45,000 gift to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation in support of its innovative Cancer Coaching program, and as a Giving Tuesday gift match for donors within the community.

The announcement comes exactly one week before the worldwide Giving Tuesday movement, a day in November where individuals, charities, corporations and community groups come together to raise funds and make a difference in their communities. The Giving Tuesday campaign at the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation aims to change the lives of local families facing cancer by increasing their access to Cancer Coaching, local clinical trials, and local research in to improve their care and their hope for a cure. By offering a matching gift, Giant Tiger is inspiring community members and helping them take their impact on local cancer care one step further.

“We are so fortunate to be able to work with Giant Tiger to bring Cancer Coaching to more families in our community,” says Linda Eagen, President and CEO of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. “This is an incredible local company which values made-in-Ottawa ideas and empowers communities across Canada to make a difference for their friends, family members, and neighbours. We are grateful for the opportunity to be involved with such a like-minded team, and are amazed by their offer to match all Giving Tuesday donations to the Cancer Foundation up to $45,000.”

“Giant Tiger is proud to make a difference in Canadian communities,” explains Thomas Haig, President and COO of Giant Tiger Stores Limited. “The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation’s Cancer Coaching Program is accessible to all community members and provides a people first approach that helps families in our community navigate their cancer diagnosis and treatment. We are proud to be a partner and help even more community members access this vital service.”

The donation from Giant Tiger will go directly towards Cancer Coaching, with Giving Tuesday gifts from local donors being put towards Cancer Coaching services, local clinical trials, and local cancer research.

About the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation

The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation is the voice for cancer survivorship in Eastern Ontario, and a leader in our community in providing local residents with increased access to person-centred care through Cancer Coaching, innovative cancer research and a world-class clinical trials program. For more information please visit www.ottawacancer.ca.

About Giant Tiger

Giant Tiger is the leading Canadian-owned family discount store, committed to providing on-trend family fashions, groceries and everyday household needs. Known as Canada’s best-kept secret, the privately held company has over 245 locations across Canada and employs over 8,500 team members. You can also shop online at gianttiger.com.  All Giant Tiger locations are locally owned or operated by a team member who knows the community. The friendly stores with the iconic yellow logo are not only where Canadians shop more and spend less, but also are proud to be known as retailer of choice. #ForYouForLess #GTCommunityProud #GTCanadaProud

MEDIA CONTACT:

Joshua Shaw

jshaw@ottawacancer.ca | office: 613.247.1920 ext. 271 | Cell: 613.981.6902

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