Monday, April 29, 2013
PGA Tour's Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler headlining annual fundraiser.
Brad Faxon and Billy Andrade, PGA TOUR professionals and co-hosts of the CVS Caremark Charity Classic, today unveiled some of the golf greats who will be playing in the 15thannual event this June. The CVS Caremark Charity Classic, Rhode Island’s largest charitable sporting event, hosts some of the best PGA and LPGA professional golfers in the world. Since 1999, the CVS Caremark Charity Classic has driven more than $16 million to charities around the region, providing vital funding for a variety of critical programs serving children, families and people in transition throughout Southeastern New England. Set for June 23-25 at Rhode Island Country Club, this year’s tournament boasts an impressive roster of elite PGA, LPGA and Champions …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Support will Help in the Recovery and Rebuilding Efforts in Local Communities throughout New Jersey.
Tuesday, January 29
Continuing to assist those affected by Hurricane Sandy, the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), today announced that it is donating $50,000 to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. Established by Governor Chris Christie and chaired by First Lady Mary Pat Christie, the relief fund is a non-profit organization that raises and distributes funds to organizations to support the recovery and rebuilding efforts of New Jersey communities impacted by the storm. "Since Hurricane Sandy brought its devastation to New Jersey almost three months ago, we have been working tirelessly to rebuild our local communities and make them stronger than ever before,” said New Jersey First Lady…
Monday, December 31, 2012
Two Woonsocket non-profits among 77 to benefit from annual fundraiser.
This year's CVS Caremark Charity Classic golf tournament raised $1.2 million for charities across Southern New England. Billy Andrade and Brad Faxon, PGA Tour Professionals/CVS Caremark Charity Classic co-hosts, joined CVS Caremark Dec. 19 at their headquarters in awarding the funds raised to representatives from 77 area nonprofit organizations. Locally - the following nonprofit organizations are among those who received funds raised by this year's CVS Caremark Charity Classic (see attached photo caption as well): CVS Caremark President and CEO Larry Merlo joined the co-hosts to distribute the funds amid a holiday atmosphere, and inspirational stories were shared by a student and the Head of School for Our Sisters’ School – one of the …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
CVS Hosted Annual Awards Dinner At Woonsocket HQ.
CVS honored about 150 people, including high school track coaches and runners, for volunteer work and athleticism during the CVS Caremark 5K Sept. 16 at the company's Woonsocket headquarters Thursday night. This year the race raised $63,500 for area charities. “We look forward to the CVS Caremark Downtown 5K every year because it attracts participants of all ages and abilities, and offers a lively and vibrant atmosphere for spectators in the heart of downtown Providence,” said Eileen Howard Boone, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications & Community Relations for CVS Caremark. “This evening’s award gathering is always very special because it allows us to connect with our charitable partners and the athletes and coaches from area…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Ninth annual fundraiser running through Dec. 8.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
CVS/pharmacy has announced its annual in-store fundraiser for the ninth year to support the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Thanks and Giving campaign, a unique holiday program that raises awareness and funds for the pioneering research and exceptional care provided at St. Jude. Since the campaign's inception, CVS/pharmacy and its customers have raised more than $31 million to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude. From now through Dec. 8, CVS/pharmacy store colleagues will encourage customers to add $1 or $3 to their purchase at the register in support of the campaign. Customers shopping online at www.CVS.com will also have the opportunity to donate $1 at checkout. "The return of CVS/pharmacy as a St. Jude Thanks and …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Possible strike could affect 25 Woonsocket workers, 19 at CVS Customer Support Center.
SEIU Local 615, the union representing 18,000 janitors, security officers, and maintenance workers in MA, NH and RI, including 19 people working at CVS Corproate Headquarters in Woonsocket, has voted to authorize their bargaining committee to call a strike. There are another six people working throughout Woonsocket represented by the union, according to SEIU Local 615 spokeswoman Rachel Miller. The union represents 600 janitors in Rhode Island total. CVS Caremark spokesman Mike DeAngelis said the people working at CVS are not directly employed by the company. "CVS Caremark engages an outside service to perform some of the janitorial work in our Customer Support Center in Woonsocket. We have no comment on the status of any labor …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Clinic patients now able to fill prescriptions at three local CVS/pharmacy locations at no cost.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
CVS Caremark and the Rhode Island Free Clinic have announced a partnership to help the uninsured, working poor in Rhode Island get access to the vital medications they need. Through this collaboration, the Clinic’s patients can get prescriptions filled at no cost, and can receive quality face-to-face pharmacist counseling at three CVS/pharmacy locations in the Greater Providence area. “We are so appreciative of this invaluable partnership with CVS Caremark,” said Marie Ghazal, chief executive officer of the Rhode Island Free Clinic. “We provide free, comprehensive health care to approximately 2,000 uninsured Rhode Islanders each year, and this partnership will provide them with increased access and expert counsel for the medications …
Monday, September 10, 2012
In-store campaign raised more than $5 million for Cystic Fibrosis, ALS research.
To mark the success of the 2012 CVS/pharmacy 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…
Monday, August 13, 2012
CVS Caremark and the Boston Red Sox support individuals with disabilities at outing at Fenway Park.
Disabled veterans from across Rhode Island and Massachusetts gathered in Boston last week with friends and family to experience Fenway Park in an up-close and personal way – the result of a partnership between CVS Caremark and the Boston Red Sox to support individuals with disabilities. The disabled war veterans from across were treated to an incredible experience. Woonsocket-based CVS Caremark and the Boston Red Sox teamed up to create a special batting camp for the veterans. One of the 12 veterans who particpated in the event was Air Force veteran Mike Guilbault of Woonsocket. The veterans worked closely with Red Sox Hitting Coach Dave Magadan, met Red Sox Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, took photos in front of the Green Monster, ate …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Woonsocket Police made cameos for mock arrest in a commercial starring New England Patriots quarterback.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has stared down plenty of NFL defenses en route to five Super Bowl appearances and three championships over the course of his illustrious 12-year career. But could he stand up to the pressures of a staring contest against CVS customers? Brady teamed up with CVS Pharmacies to surprise a handful of customers in Woonsocket June 7 to participate in a staring contest to help promote "Unreal," a new brand of healthy candy, according to NESN.com. What's even better about this contest? It was published on YouTube by CVS and is yet another entertaining performance in front of the camera turned in by TB12. In the video, the Patriots' star sits behind a curtain and waits to be revealed to customers sitting…