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CVS Caremark in Partnership with Ocean Conservancy Cleans Up Nearly 25,000 Pounds of Trash from Shorelines across the Country
Date:7/16/2013

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"The CVS Caremark Shoreline Cleanups provided colleagues an engaging, rewarding volunteer experience, while at the same time making a real difference in our local communities," said Eileen Howard Boone, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Community Relations, CVS Caremark. "Like many of our CSR initiatives, this program closely aligns with our purpose of helping people on their path to better health – with the help of Ocean Conservancy, we were able to raise awareness of how clean waterways directly impact our health & well-being."

"Trash jeopardizes the health of the ocean, coastline, economy and people and requires a collective movement to make the biggest difference," said Amelia Montjoy, Vice President of Resource Development at Ocean Conservancy. "We have a profound stake in a healthy ocean that is free of trash and marine debris, and through our partnership with CVS Caremark, we are one step closer to fulfilling this mission."

Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup is the largest volunteer effort for the ocean, bringing out hundreds of thousands of volunteers from around the world to remove millions of pounds of trash and debris from beaches, lakes and waterways. Last year, volunteers collected more than 10 million pounds of trash, marking the second highest total items reported in the Cleanup's 27-year history. Cigarettes, food packaging and plastic bottles top the list of collected trash, totaling the weight of 10 Boeing 747 jumbo jets.

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CVS Caremark is dedicated to helping people on their path to better health as the largest integrated pharmacy company in the United States. Through the company's more than 7,400 CVS/pharmacy stores; its leading pharmacy benefit manager serving more than 60 million plan members; and its retail health clin
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