Calanna Whole Health Pharmacy was established in 1976, and from humble beginnings they have grown to 10 pharmacies across Queensland. For nearly 15 years, they have supported PakMag in various ways including sponsoring a multitude of community events like our Halloween, Easter, Christmas and family expos. The partnership between PakMag and Calanna Pharmacy has been a very strong, mutually beneficial relationship that we are immensely grateful for.
Calanna Whole Health Pharmacy has become more than just a family name, it is a well-recognised and respected pharmacy brand in Australia and in the North Queensland community. Calanna Whole Health Pharmacy is the largest family-owned pharmacy, and the first wholehealth pharmacy group in regional Queensland. For over 45 years they have operated an authentic wholehealth model to help people pursue more from life.
Mario is facing a health battle of his own after having been diagnosed with blood cancer four years ago. “We thought we had it under control, but I am now having treatment again. After lots of consideration, we have made the decision to transition our company to the Terry White Chemmart ESF Group, which is a small division of the Terry White Group. This will allow Calanna Whole Health Pharmacy to evolve, grow and have a greater sustained impact on the soul of our community”, says Mr Calanna.
Mario has been heavily involved in community service clubs since 1971, and has been President of the Jaycees, Rotaract, and Rotary. In 1978, he founded the “Calanna Junior Speaking Contest” which hundreds of children around Cairns participated in.