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CVS/pharmacy Raises Millions for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

September 11, 2012

Jon Roberts, President of CVS Caremark Pharmacy Services (center), handed off a life-size check to the ALS Therapy Alliance and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Jon Roberts, President of CVS Caremark Pharmacy Services (center), handed off a life-size check to the ALS Therapy Alliance and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Representing the CF Foundation are Joe O’Donnell, Milestones II chair, fifth from the left, and Brenda Fox, co-chair of the CVS Advancing Medical Research campaign, with her children Hannah and Lucas, who both have CF.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation recently took part in a new, and impressively successful, fundraising campaign thanks to CVS/pharmacy. The in-store fundraiser, Advancing Medical Research, ran from late May through the month of June and invited shoppers to donate $1 or $3 at the register in CVS/pharmacy locations nationwide and online at www.cvs.com/alscff.

CVS/pharmacy generously raised more than $5 million through the five-week campaign. The funds were equally shared by the two beneficiaries of the fundraiser: the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the ALS Therapy Alliance.

On Friday, September 7, at Boston’s Fenway Park, a packed stadium looked on as CVS/pharmacy presented a life-size check of the fundraiser’s proceeds to the CF Foundation and ALS Therapy Alliance. Accepting the check on behalf of the CF Foundation were Joe O’Donnell, Milestones II campaign chair, and Brenda Fox, CF mother and co-chair of the Advancing Medical Research campaign. The funds raised amounted to more than $2.5 million for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which will be used to support CF medical research and help improve the quality of life for people with cystic fibrosis.

Lucas Fox, age 9, who has CF, threw the ceremonial first pitch at the Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays game.

Lucas Fox, age 9, who has CF, threw the ceremonial first pitch at the Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays game. He was joined on-field by his sister Hannah, age 6, who also has CF, and mother, Brenda.

C. Richard Mattingly, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, expressed the Foundation’s deep appreciation: “We are grateful for the hard work and outstanding generosity of the entire CVS/pharmacy team, as well as the customers who showed their support across the country. Every dollar raised will help add tomorrows for people with CF, and we’re proud to call CVS/pharmacy a great champion in our fight to find a cure.”

Lucas Fox, age 9, who has CF, threw the ceremonial first pitch at the Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays game. He was joined on-field by his sister Hannah, age 6, who also has CF, and mother, Brenda. In addition to serving as co-chair of the campaign, Brenda is also a CVS/pharmacy employee and longtime volunteer at the CF Foundation’s Indiana Chapter.

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