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CVS/pharmacy kicks off annual campaign to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy once again is supporting the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Thanks and Giving campaign, and will offer CVS/pharmacy shoppers more options to support the research.

This year marks the eighth year for the annual in-store fundraiser. St. Jude is one of the world's leading centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other deadly childhood diseases, and since partnering in 2004, CVS/pharmacy and its customers have raised more than $25 million for the hospital.

From now through Dec. 11, CVS/pharmacy store colleagues will encourage customers to add $1 or $3 to their purchase at the register. Customers shopping online at CVS.com also can support the campaign by donating the amount of their choice at checkout.

Funds raised by CVS/pharmacy for Thanks and Giving will support the CVS Caremark Rehabilitation Services Center at St. Jude. Children with deadly diseases, such as 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, 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 the barriers they face in recovery.

"CVS/pharmacy's participation in the Thanks and Giving campaign reflects our commitment and dedication to supporting the work St. Jude is doing to treat children with cancer and the life-saving research they share with experts across the country," said Eileen Howard Boone, SVP corporate communications and community relations for CVS Caremark. "We want to thank our colleagues and customers who, for the past eight years, have joined us in supporting this great cause."

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