For a second consecutive year, Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation and Tim Hortons restaurants partnered to support the institution’s future, state-of-the-art trauma and emergency department. In 2018, the joint effort raised close to $95,000, but this year’s total of $167,498 set a new record for the one-week campaign.
As in 2018, 100% of proceeds of the September event will go to ECMC’s trauma and emergency department capital campaign. Each Smile Cookie cost $1. There are approximately 200 Tim Hortons restaurants in the eight counties of Western New York.
“For Smile Cookie, we were once again honored to partner with the Erie County Medical Center, the leader in lifesaving care to families throughout Western New York,” said Erin Mason, Tim Hortons Inc., US general manager. “Their support of Smile Cookie makes it possible to increase the positive impact to patients and families, year after year. We are incredibly thankful and humbled by the generosity of our guests, local restaurant owners and businesses throughout Western New York who support Smile Cookie each year, raising money for local charities and organizations.”
ECMC Corporation President and CEO Thomas J. Quatroche Jr., Ph.D., said, “Thanks to Tim Hortons and the thousands of Western New Yorkers who supported this year’s Smile Cookie campaign, we celebrate a record-setting effort that shows just how generous our community is to institutions like ECMC.”