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ALS Research Gets a $4.1 Million Boost from CVS/pharmacy Fundraising Campaign
Date:10/1/2010

gnosed each year.

Jon Roberts, executive vice president of CVS Caremark and co-chair for the last nine years of CVS/pharmacy's Researching a Cure campaign, said, "It is the courage and determination of people like Treg who put a face to this debilitating disease, that continue to motivate CVS/pharmacy, its colleagues and its customers to raise funds for ALS research. Having lost a loved one myself to ALS, it is tremendously gratifying to see the success of this year's campaign and to know that the funds raised are being applied to research conducted by the ALS Therapy Alliance."

"The ALS Therapy Alliance board members are profoundly grateful to CVS/pharmacy for its ALS fundraising campaign as the results continue to have a significant impact on research," said Robert Brown, Jr., D. Phil, M.D., Chair of the Dept. of Neurology at University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Dr. Brown added, "By working with outstanding scientists at multiple centers around the world, we have facilitated trials of therapy in ALS, accelerated the identification of new ALS genes, advanced studies of the role of RNA pathology in ALS, pursued studies of stem cells as ALS research tools and investigated groundbreaking methodologies for silencing genes that make toxic poisons or toxic proteins that lead to neurodegeneration.  We have also supported several ALS colloquia that bring together outstanding scientists from around the world.  Only with continued funding can we continue this progress." 

The official check presentation of the $4.1 million raised by this year's CVS/pharmacy Researching a Cure campaign will take place prior to the Boston Red Sox versus Yankees game at Fenway Park this evening. Additionally, Charlton, accompanied by his wife Dianne and their daughters Audrey and Mia, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch to raise awareness about the importance of funding ALS research in order to find a cure for the disease.
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