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CVS Caremark Charitable Trust invests grant to Easter Seals


CHICAGO The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust has invested a $300,000 grant to Easter Seals' autism services for young children nationwide, CVS Caremark announced on Tuesday.

The grant, made possible through the CVS Caremark All Kids Can Program, enhances nearly $6 million already provided to Easter Seals through the All Kids Can Program in which Easter Seals is a national partner.

"CVS Caremark is committed to helping improve the quality of life for children with autism through this grant," stated Eileen Howard Dunn, SVP corporate communications and community relations for CVS Caremark. "By supporting Easter Seals in enhancing evidence-based therapies, our reach can impact families living with autism now and those who many be diagnosed in the future."

As many as one-out-of-150 children is diagnosed with autism, and the need for treatments continues to grow exponentially. Getting the right support at the earliest stage in life is critical. Known as early intervention, this type of service gives children the skills they need to be successful, stated CVS Caremark.

Established in 2006, the CVS Caremark All Kids Can Program selected Easter Seals as a national partner in the five-year, $25 million initiative to support children with diabilities.

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