Every seven minutes someone is bullied on a playground in Canada (www.bullying.org). A University of Guelph Bullying Study found that 50 per cent of Canadian school children report being bullied, with 45 per cent of surveyed children feeling unsafe when they go to school.
Pink Shirt Day is February 25th and we are getting our pink on with some fashionable upcycling inspiration for the official Pink Shirt Day t-shirts that you can purchase exclusively at London Drugs for $9.80 in support of anti-bullying initiatives across the country.
London Drugs is proudly in its seventh year of partnering in support of Boys and Girls Clubs’ anti-bullying programs.
“Pink Shirt Day is a way for us help share the message that you can make noise against bullying, and give the youth in our programs a way to share their voice,” said Liz O’Neill, Executive Director, Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton. “Our clubs in Edmonton and area have directly benefited financially from the sales of the official shirts, and we continue to see these donations increase year over year as the initiative continues to grow. We encourage everyone to support this cause, grab their official shirt at London Drugs and join us in making some noise against bullying.”
Make sure you grab your shirt at your local London Drugs, and make some noise against bullying. Stand up for the victims and help support the bullies in a positive way so everyone can heal and grow. Bullying isn’t positive, and it hurts everyone. Everyone.
And don’t just wear your shirt once… recycle it.
I love this year’s style. It’s retro, fun, and best of all… it’s pink yo!
Disclosure: Proud ambassador for London Drugs over here. Opinions are my own. Stand up to bullies.