CVS/pharmacy Partners with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® for 9th
Annual Thanks and Giving® Campaign
Annual in-store fundraiser runs through Dec. 8
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 19, 2012
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --CVS/pharmacy today announced
its annual in-store fundraiser for the ninth year to support the St. Jude
Children's Research Hospital Thanks and Giving campaign, a unique holiday
program that raises awareness and funds for the pioneering research and
exceptional care provided at St. Jude. Since the campaign's inception,
CVS/pharmacy and its customers have raised more than $31 million to support
the lifesaving mission of St. Jude.
(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/NE50800LOGO )
From now through Dec. 8, CVS/pharmacy store colleagues will encourage
customers to add $1 or $3 to their purchase at the register in support of the
campaign. Customers shopping online at www.CVS.com will also have the
opportunity to donate $1 at checkout.
"The return of CVS/pharmacy as a St. Jude Thanks and Giving partner is a
testament to its commitment to the lifesaving mission of St. Jude," said Marlo
Thomas, national outreach director for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
"Thanks to partners like CVS/pharmacy and its loyal customers, St. Jude
Children's Research Hospital is able to continue saving the lives of countless
children around the world, all at no cost to patients and their families."
Funds raised by CVS/pharmacy for the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign
support the CVS Caremark Rehabilitation Services Center at St. Jude. Children
with deadly diseases like cancer may experience developmental, cognitive or
physical impairments as a result of their illnesses as well as the treatments
used to save their lives. The facility in Memphis, Tennessee, which opened in
2009, doubled the space dedicated to providing audiology, occupational
therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology services to St. Jude
patients to help them overcome the barriers they face in recovery.
"We want to thank our colleagues and customers who have raised more than $31
million to support the work St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is doing to
treat children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases," said Eileen
Howard Boone, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Community
Relations for CVS Caremark. "We know it takes $1.8 million a day to operate
St. Jude and no family ever pays St. Jude for anything, so every dollar really
goes a long way in helping to save a child."
About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Since opening 50 years ago, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has changed
the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every
child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude
discoveries. The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric
cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only
National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted
solely to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood
disorders and infectious diseases in children. St. Jude was founded by the
late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the
dawn of life. Join that mission by visiting stjude.org or following us on
facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.
CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), is
America's leading retail pharmacy with more than 7,400 CVS/pharmacy and Longs
Drug stores. CVS/pharmacy is reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path
to better health by providing the most accessible and personalized expertise,
both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about
CVS/pharmacy and CVS Caremark is available at info.cvscaremark.com.
Contact: Joanne Dwyer
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