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CVS Celebrates Fundraising Feat at Fenway

In-store campaign raised more than $5 million for Cystic Fibrosis, ALS research.

 

To mark the success of the 2012  Advancing Medical Research campaign, nine-year-old Lucas Fox of Indianapolis, Ind., who has cystic fibrosis, threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park just prior to the Boston Red Sox versus Toronto Blue Jays game Friday night.

The Woonsocket-based company's fund-raising campaign raised more than $5 million in five weeks at local CVS locations throughout the nation. Clerks asked customers if they would donate to research for ALS and Cystic Fybrosis, and many said yes.

Lucas was joined on-field by his mother, Brenda Fox, who served as co-chair of this year’s campaign for CVS, and his sister, Hannah Fox,  6, who also has cystic fibrosis. 

“Campaigns like this are deeply personal to us, driving us to achieve results that will truly make a difference and help people on their path to better health,” said Jon Roberts, executive vice president of CVS Caremark and president of the company’s Pharmacy Benefits Management business. “When our colleagues and customers get behind a campaign like Advancing Medical Research, which will support critical research to finding cures for ALS and cystic fibrosis, we think about the individuals and families who are suffering from these diseases and we become emotionally attached to the goals of the campaign."

Russell Archambault September 10, 2012 at 12:05 PM
CVS a true company who cares , and knows how to give back to the true. GOD BLESS THEM. nice to see real needed help for all !
Brian O'Ryan September 10, 2012 at 12:42 PM
Big deal. CVS didn't contribute. They just collected the money, right? Isn't that how you felt about BankRI? Why don't you suggest that people don't do business with CVS in this example of charity?
JPicard September 10, 2012 at 01:48 PM
Does CVS do any fundraising for the city in which their corporate headquarters resides?
Russell Archambault September 10, 2012 at 02:02 PM
ill make it to the point; bank ri contributes to crap orginazations in this state and little of its money goes to actually help the needy. cvs contributes to worthy causes everywhere.
Russell Archambault September 10, 2012 at 09:51 PM
j picard;what type of fund raising would you like to see cvs do for the city?
Brian O'Ryan September 10, 2012 at 10:00 PM
So, you are the authority to decide what is a "crap organization" and what is a "worthy cause"??? Guess we should all think like you. Yeah, that would make for a better world! LMAO!!!
Russell Archambault September 10, 2012 at 10:10 PM
im no authority, but i have a brain to think with and can figure out what is crap and who cant deal with reality
Russell Archambault September 10, 2012 at 10:13 PM
if anyone is" lmao" while writing, it is a sure sign of a babbling idiot.I MADE THAT UP!
JPicard September 10, 2012 at 11:26 PM
That would be up to CVS. If I had a corporate headquarters, I'd see the city where it's based as I would my parlor at home. My clients would fly in from around the country and I'd show off Woonsocket. But first I have to brighten things up so I have something to show off.
Brian O'Ryan September 11, 2012 at 01:18 AM
Don't you mean, "but i have a brain to tink"??? You should use your brain to tink about anyting and everyting!!! LMAO!!! Dat is wut your brain is four!!! LMAO!!!!! You are the best, Russ!!!!!!!
Russell Archambault September 11, 2012 at 05:30 AM
BOR re-read the post and get your facts on who wrote what. Then you can open mouth! Never said who collected money.
Brian O'Ryan September 11, 2012 at 12:50 PM
Geez, 1:30am, Russell?!? You must be stressed about the peril of this city?!? LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!! You kill me, Russ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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