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06/23/2021

CVS Health, American Cancer Society partner on sun safety campaign

CVS Health and the American Cancer Society are kicking off an in-store fundraising campaign at CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide.
Sandra Levy
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CVS Health and the American Cancer Society are kicking off an in-store fundraising campaign at CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide.

Focusing on the importance of sun safety, customers will be able to make a $1 or $3 donation towards the initiative at the register until July 17. 

"Together, the American Cancer Society and CVS Health have the expertise and reach to help people in communities across the nation better understand and engage in sun safety as cancer prevention," Karen Knudsen, CEO of the American Cancer Society, said. "These efforts, as well as the dollars donated by CVS customers, serve as an important continuation of our partnership to improve lives for cancer patients through research, advocacy and patient support."

CVS is the official retail pharmacy partner of the American Cancer Society, and this year marks the fourth year CVS Pharmacy has hosted a national in-store fundraising campaign to support the organization's mission to eradicate cancer.

"Our customers and colleagues share our commitment to giving back to the communities we serve," said Eileen Howard Boone, senior vice president of corporate social responsibility and philanthropy at CVS Health. "This in-store campaign provides an opportunity to get involved and support the American Cancer Society's critical efforts to combat cancer and educate people on sun safety this summer."

To help prevent skin cancer, the American Cancer Society recommends using broad-spectrum sunscreen daily, as well as covering up or staying inside during peak hours to avoid the sun's strongest rays, the company said. 

Since 2018, ACS and CVS Health together have raised more than $15 million for the fight against cancer, supporting breakthrough research and cancer prevention initiatives, including tobacco control.

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