CVS/pharmacy recognizes Veterans Day by supporting USO, encouraging flu shots
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — As Veterans Day approaches, CVS/pharmacy is reminding all Americans, including veterans, military service members and their families, about the importance of getting a flu shot for protection against the flu.
In addition, to honor military heroes, CVS/pharmacy will donate $3 to the USO for every flu shot given at CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic during the week of Veterans Day, Nov. 6 to 12, up to $50,000.
The USO is a nonprofit, congressionally chartered private organization whose mission is to lift the spirits of America’s troops and their families through its many programs and services.
"Veterans Day falls within the peak of flu season, so this is an ideal opportunity for people to protect themselves against the flu while at the same time supporting those who protect our country," stated Papatya Tankut, VP pharmacy professional services at CVS/pharmacy. "We are pleased to recognize Veterans Day through our donation to the USO, an organization that has supported countless U.S. service members over the years."
USA Drug Charitable Foundation raises $600K for nonprofits
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — USA Drug announced that its charitable arm raised more than half a million dollars, which will benefit nonprofit health-related organizations.
The USA Drug Charitable Foundation, which was created in 2008, raised $600,000 at its annual charity golf tournament held last month, marking a fundraising record for the fourth consecutive year.
Funds are distributed several charities, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Arthritis Foundation, Salvation Army, CARTI, American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen, American Heart Association, AR Children’s Hospital, American Red Cross, Neighbor To Neighbor, UAMS and more.
"Our company has a culture of giving back to our community. This is even more evident with our store associates and the pride they take in our fundraising initiatives," USA Drug president and CEO Joe Courtright said. "All of us at USA Drug look forward to this event each year. We are very fortunate to have built so many friendships with our supplier partners, who are always great at entertaining us. The golf tournament and dinners allow us a chance to return the hospitality that our partners constantly bestow upon us."
The USA Drug family of drug stores currently consists of 152 stores across eight states.
Jari Love to release ‘Get Extremely Ripped! 1000 Hardcore!’ DVD
NEW YORK — Fitness expert and personal trainer Jari Love is set to release the latest "Get Ripped!" workout product.
The "Get Extremely Ripped! 1000 Hardcore!" DVD, which emphasizes Love’s new hardcore workout, is comprised of 5-minute cardio with 3-minute strength training segments. The entire workout can be done as a full hour or broken up into two 30-minute sessions. The DVD is slated for release in time for the holidays, the company said.
Recently, Love also developed a digital workout music album through a partnership with iSweat Music that is designed to enhance both cardio and strength training workouts, called "Get Extremely Ripped 1000 Music." The CD features 15 workout music tracks that is designed to take users through hardcore cardio circuit music at 138 beats per minute, followed by music at a slower pace of 128 beats per minute for strength training. The audio product is available on JariLove.com.