WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy has announced its annual in-store fundraiser for the 10th year to support the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Thanks and Giving campaign, a holiday program to raise 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 $37 million to support St. Jude.
Through Dec. 7, CVS Caremark colleagues will encourage customers to add $1 or $3 to their purchase at the register to support the campaign. Customers shopping online at CVS.com/StJude will also have the opportunity to donate $1 at checkout.
"CVS/pharmacy is proud of its customers and colleagues who for nearly a decade have made a significant impact in the lives of children living with cancer and other deadly diseases through their generous support of the Thanks and Giving campaign," Eileen Howard Boone, SVP of corporate philanthropy and social responsibility at CVS Caremark said. "As a pharmacy innovation company committed to helping people on their path to better health, we commend St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for all the work they are doing to treat children with cancer and the lifesaving research they share with experts across the world to help find cures."
In 2012, CVS/pharmacy customers and colleagues raised nearly $6.4 million nationwide in support of the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Thanks and Giving Campaign and more than $37 million since 2004.
Funds raised during the Thanks and Giving campaign support the CVS Caremark Rehabilitation Services Center at St. Jude. Children with deadly diseases such as cancer may experience developmental, cognitive or physical impairments because of their illnesses as well as the treatments used to save their lives. The facility in Memphis, Tenn., 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 barriers they face in recovery.