FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The owners of Tim Hortons Fort St. John are calling this year’s Smile Cookie campaign a tremendous success.

Between September 13th to 19th, $7,026 was raised for the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation through the purchase of the decorated cookies.

“My husband Ron and myself have chosen to support the FSJ Hospital Foundation because we feel confident that the Foundation will use the funds to make meaningful and impactful purchases for our local hospital, which will have a direct effect on the quality of life for all of us that call this wonderful community our home,” said Julia Bowie, owner of Tim Hortons Fort St. John, last year.

“We have found it to be an enjoyable and meaningful fundraiser that has become a family tradition for many of our customers and staff.”

Since 2007, Tim Hortons stores in the Energetic City have raised over $80,000 for the Foundation.

It was a record-breaking 25th anniversary for the cookie campaign as over $12 million was raised across Canada.

The Tim Hortons Smile Cookie program started in 1996, originally raising funds for Hamilton Children’s Hospital. The annual charitable campaign has now raised a total of more than $77 million for charities selected every year by restaurant owners.