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CVS/pharmacy Teams Up with Access Hollywood for an Award Season Gifting Suite That Gives Back
Date:1/12/2009

Celebrities step out for a worthy cause at Access Hollywood's 3rd Annual "Stuff You Must" Lounge benefiting Best Buddies and Lollipop Theater Network.

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, America's largest retail pharmacy, once again donated $100,000 to two important charities on behalf of celebrities attending Access Hollywood's "Stuff You Must" Lounge this weekend. The donations are a part of CVS/pharmacy's third consecutive beauty sponsorship of the lounge, which celebrates the nominees and presenters while giving back to the community.

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Unlike many other gifting lounges during award season, the "Stuff You Must" lounge, produced by On 3 Productions, has a strong charitable component. In addition to the monetary donation from CVS/pharmacy, beneficiaries from the two affiliated charities - Best Buddies and Lollipop Theater Network - received the celebrity treatment with gift bags and pampering at CVS/pharmacy's spa and gifting suite at the lounge.

"CVS/pharmacy is dedicated to improving the lives of those in the communities we serve," said Eileen Howard Dunn, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Community Relations for CVS/pharmacy. "We are pleased to have once again teamed up with Access Hollywood to bring this contribution to these very worthy charities at this exciting event."

Celebrity representatives, Vanessa Hudgens ("High School Musical 3") and Taylor Lautner ("Twilight"), accepted the check from CVS/pharmacy on behalf of the two charities supported by Access Hollywood hosts Nancy O'Dell and Billy Bush.

The lounge, which opened Friday, January 9th and ran through Saturday, January 10th, featured hairstyling by celebrity stylist Cristophe, aromatherapy massages with Vickery & Clarke Natural Apothecary and must-have beauty products from the CVS/pharmacy Reinventing Beauty Bar. Attendees were also introduced to Beauty 360, CVS/pharmacy's new prestige beauty concept store, at the Beauty 360 Prestige Suite, where they received makeup applications from Laura Geller of Laura Geller Makeup, and skincare consultations and treatments from Scott-Vincent Borba of BORBA, as well as a selection of luxury and niche beauty products.

Additional celebrity attendees who enjoyed pampering from CVS/pharmacy and Beauty 360 in the lounge included Sally Hawkins, Golden Globe winner for Best Actress in a Comedy, Maria Menounos ("Access Hollywood"), Zach Levi ("Chuck"), Selena Gomez ("Wizards of Waverly Place"), Rumer Willis (Actress), Stacy Keibler ("Dancing with the Stars") and dozens more.

About Best Buddies

Best Buddies is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment.

About Lollipop Theater Network

Lollipop Theater Network is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to bringing the magic of movies currently in theaters to children confined to hospitals nationwide due to chronic or life-threatening illnesses. Its goal is to create a fun escape from the daily reality of the illnesses these children face and to offer them and their families a moment of normalcy in an otherwise stressful environment.

About CVS/pharmacy

CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), is America's largest retail pharmacy. The Company operates more than 6,800 CVS/pharmacy and Longs Drugs stores. CVS/pharmacy is committed to improving the lives of those we serve by making innovative and high-quality health and pharmacy services safe, affordable and easy to access, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS/pharmacy and CVS Caremark is available at www.cvscaremark.com.

    CONTACT:
    Erin Pensa
    CVS/pharmacy
    401.770.4786
    epensa@cvs.com


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