CVS/pharmacy enters Omaha market

WOONSOCKET, R.I. CVS/pharmacy entered the Omaha market and celebrated its foray with a grand opening event on Monday at one of its two new stores in the city.

Additional locations in the market are planned over the next several years.

Omaha is the latest market that CVS/pharmacy has expanded its presence to in 2010, including St. Louis, Memphis and Puerto Rico.

As part of the grand opening celebration, CVS/pharmacy announced that it signed on as a Silver Sponsor of the ALS Association's three Walk to Defeat ALS events in the state of Nebraska.

CVS/pharmacy is a long-time supporter of the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Earlier this summer, CVS/pharmacy held its 9th annual in-store fundraising campaign across its 7,000 stores to benefit the ALS Therapy Alliance. In its first eight years, the campaign has raised more than $19 million for ALS research. Results from the 2010 campaign soon will be announced.

Treg Charlton, CVS/pharmacy's regional director of real estate for the Omaha market, served as an honorary co-chair of this year's ALS fundraising campaign. Charlton was diagnosed with ALS last spring and was one of the CVS officials present at the Omaha grand opening event.

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