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CVS/pharmacy Launches St. Jude Thanks and Giving(R) Campaign in Stores Nationwide
Date:11/20/2007

Fundraiser to save children's lives runs through December 8 in all 6,200

CVS/pharmacy locations

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy will be participating in the fourth year of the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(R) Thanks and Giving campaign, which will run nationwide in CVS/pharmacy locations through December 8. As part of this national campaign, CVS/pharmacy has joined with retail and corporate partners across the country, media and celebrities to support the life-saving mission of St. Jude to find cures for desperately ill children in communities everywhere.

The St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign gives people the opportunity to "Give thanks for the healthy kids in your life, and give to those who are not." CVS/pharmacy store associates will encourage customers to add $1 to their purchase at the register to support the life-saving research of St. Jude, the premier pediatric cancer research center.

"Because of dedicated partners like CVS/pharmacy and their associates, St. Jude is able to provide patients with all the necessities," said Marlo Thomas, actress and St. Jude National Outreach Director. "St. Jude pays for the cost of travel, food and lodging for each patient and a family member. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay."

In the first three years of the campaign, CVS/pharmacy and its customers have raised over $5 million for the hospital.

"As we look ahead to our fourth year as a participant in the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign, we know that our CVS/pharmacy customers and colleagues will again be tremendously engaged to help raise money for this important organization," commented Eileen Howard Dunn, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Community Relations, CVS/pharmacy. "The heart of our charitable giving programs has always been children, which is a natural extension of o
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