Pat Pumphret of Winthrop, Mass., awarded $25,000 grand prize for lifelong dedication to fostering chronically ill children; nine finalists receive $10,000 each for their acts of caring
WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, celebrates the role of caregivers in America by honoring ten remarkable caregivers for their commitment to others. As part of its For All the Ways You Care contest, a nationwide search for inspirational stories of caring, CVS/pharmacy will present the grand prize winner and nine finalists with over $100,000. The winning stories were selected from over 4,200 submissions.
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Pat Pumphret of Winthrop, Mass., is the For All the Ways You Care grand prize winner and recipient of $25,000. Pat was nominated by a friend with an essay titled, "A Place to Live, A Place to Die," which recounts Pat's 30-plus years as a provider and foster parent for severely disabled and chronically ill children. For these needy children whose parents are unable to care for them due to issues such as addiction or mental illness, Pat offers a place to live and thrive outside of hospitals and nursing homes, ensures they get the care they need from doctors and therapists, and provides the love and warmth of a family.
"Pat's story is one of courage and heart," said Larry Merlo, president of CVS/pharmacy. "Her dedication to these children despite the challenges it may bring to her own life is truly extraordinary. We're proud to honor Pat and the For All the Ways You Care contest finalists, and hope their stories provide inspiration to caregivers across America."
The nine other finalists in the For All the Ways You Care contest include:
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