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WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy on Monday announced its annual in-store fundraiser for the ninth year to support the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Thanks and Giving campaign, a holiday program that raises awareness and funds for the research and care provided at St. Jude.
Since the campaign's inception, CVS/pharmacy and its customers have raised more than $31 million to support St. Jude.
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.
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, 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," stated Eileen Howard Boone, SVP 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."