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Smile Cookie Campaign to benefit local sick children

Proceeds 'will help improve care for children,' says OSMH Foundation official
Smile Cookie Photo
A patient of OSMH’s Outpatient Paediatric Program plays with her older sister in the newly transformed unit. Supplied photo

Tim Hortons is bringing more smiles to Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) with the kick-off of their annual Smile Cookie Campaign. One dollar from every cookie sold at Orillia Tim Hortons restaurants next week will support the hospital’s project to improve care for sick children and their families.

“We’re so excited to once again be the recipient of this year’s Smile Cookie Campaign,” said Nicole Kraftscik, Senior Development Officer, OSMH Foundation. “The proceeds will help improve care for children by supporting our Outpatient Pediatric Project.”

The Outpatient Pediatric Program which includes child cancer care, juvenile diabetes, eating disorder care, asthma, mental health and more, was previously located at four different sites.

With the help of community support such as the Smile Cookie campaign, all services have moved to the second floor of OSMH into the new Outpatient Pediatric Unit, as part of the Hospital’s greater philosophy to “wrap care” around the patient.

Now kids who use multiple services of the program will spend less time at the Hospital, and enjoy a transformed family friendly space that includes a gym, murals, iPads and new toys.

“Owning a business in the Orillia community, and employing many area residents, we know how truly important our local hospital is,” said Ron Harris and Valerie Hale, owners of Tim Hortons restaurants in Orillia in a joint statement. “We are thrilled and honoured to share smiles with children who use the services of the Hospital’s Outpatient Pediatric Program, as well as all of our dedicated guests throughout the week. Get your freshly baked Smile Cookie and support an amazing cause!”

You can make a difference. Join us at any Orillia Tim Hortons restaurant between September 17-23 for a $1 Smile Cookie. If you can’t make it for a cookie, you can donate to the Foundation online at or by phone at 705-325-6464.

About Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Foundation

The OSMH Foundation is a proud partner of Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital and the people of Orillia and North Simcoe/Muskoka. The Foundation provides funds to the Hospital to buy medical equipment, sustain programs and assist the Hospital in maintaining its position as a leader in providing quality community based healthcare.