2012 is the fifth year for Pink Shirt Day (PinkShirtDay.ca), which will be held on Wednesday, February 29. This is London Drugs’ fourth year of participation, and all locations will be selling pink shirts and buttons to raise awareness and funds for anti-bullying programs supported by the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast B.C. as well as the CKNW Orphan’s Fund.
|Shirts are available at all|
London Drugs locations
Some facts about bullying:
- Bullying happens to someone in Canada every 7 minutes on the playground (bullying.org)
- 50% of Canadian school children report being bullied and 45% of children surveyed do not feel safe when they go to school (Bullying Study, University of Guelph)
- Bullying can affect all ages—35% of workers have experienced worplace bullying first hand
- Children who are bullied are at risk for imparied social development, mental and physical illnesses, suicide and school absenteeism