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New T-shirt pays tribute to 'trailblazing females' serving as Canada's top doctors

Last Updated Apr 20, 2020 at 9:54 am PDT

(Courtesy silvericing.com)

The shirt honours the women serving as top doctors in cities, provinces and territories from PEI to B.C.

All proceeds from shirt sales go to a charity that supplies PPE to frontline health workers

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — A Vancouver-based company has released a shirt to pay tribute to the women doctors helping Canadians navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, and all proceeds are going directly to healthcare workers on the frontlines.

The shirt — available for kids and adults alike — is described as a “shoutout” to the seven women who serve as top doctors in cities, provinces and territories from PEI to British Columbia.

“Regarded as voices of reason, people all across the country turn to them for guidance, support and instruction, every day. During this defining moment in time, these trail blazing females are creating the space that will help shape the future of our country and the world around us,” reads a release from Silver Icing clothing.

“This T-shirt was created in recognition of their monumental impact on our present-day reality and the immense influence they are having in paving the way for women and girls of future generations.”

The seven women are: Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada; Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer; Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health; Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Jennifer Russell, New Brunswick’s Chief Medical Officer of Health; Dr. Heather Morrison, PEI’s Chief Medical Officer; and Dr. Kami Kandola, Chief Public Health Officer of the Northwest Territories.

One hundred per cent of the proceeds will go to a charity that provides personal protective equipment to frontline health workers. 

Since the shirt launched on Friday, over $30,000 has been raised.

This latest tribute comes after murals honouring Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam and B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry were painted on boarded up businesses in Gastown. 

A shoe by designer John Fluevog named after Dr. Henry was announced last week.