Company's gift recognizes role of first responders in the health and safety of our communities
WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today announced that it will award $100,000 to The 100 Club of Chicago, a non-profit organization that provides financial support for the families of first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty. In addition to helping advance the organization's mission, the gift from CVS Health will support the Valor Awards, a prestigious honor presented by The 100 Club of Chicago each year to the men and women who have performed actions above and beyond the call of duty. It is the only civilian award that is permitted to be worn on the uniform in every municipality within Cook and Lake Counties.
"The 100 Club is so excited to begin this partnership with CVS Health," said CEO of the 100 Club of Chicago, Joe Ahern. "Support like this helps ensure that we are able to provide for our families when tragedy strikes. We are beyond grateful for their support of our first responders."
"As a longstanding board member of the 100 Club of Chicago, I truly appreciate the financial support and compassion that CVS Health is demonstrating toward the families of our fallen first responders," said Alderman Edward. M. Burke, Chairman of the Chicago City Council's Committee on Finance.
The company's donation will be presented during the 38th Annual Valor Awards on April 19 by Lisa Butler, a senior director of marketing at CVS Health whose nephews' father, Chicago Police Officer Larry Vincent, was killed in the line of duty in 1983 and whose family received support from The 100 Club.
"Through their dedication and courage, first responders give so much to all of us and are indispensable to maintaining the health and safety of our communities," said Butler. "This contribution to The 100 Club of Chicago is CVS Health's way of saying thank you for your service."
Since its founding in 1966, The 100 Club of Chicago has given out more than $10 million to families of fallen police and firefighters.
As one of the country's leading health care companies, CVS Health supports communities throughout the United States in a variety of ways, including investments through the CVS Health Foundation, gifts in-kind, and employee volunteerism. Through these investments, CVS Health contributed more than $1.1 million in 2017 and 13,000 volunteer hours to support community needs across Illinois, including grants to the PCC Community Wellness Center, the University Foundation at Chicago State, and University of Illinois Foundation.
About CVS Health
CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its more than 9,800 retail locations, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with more than 94 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, expanding specialty pharmacy services, and a leading stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, the company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at https://www.cvshealth.com.
About The 100 Club of Chicago
Founded in 1966, the 100 Club of Chicago is an Illinois not-for-profit (501)(c)(3) charitable organization that provides for the families of first responders who have lost their lives in the line-of-duty. The Club helps families ease the financial burden associated with the tragic event, including immediate financial assistance and the ongoing cost of higher education. All sworn federal, state, county and local first responders stationed in Cook and Lake Counties are included. To donate, join as a member or learn more about the 100 Club of Chicago, please visit: www.100clubchicago.org.
Chelsea Barras, 100 Club of Chicago
Joseph Goode, CVS Health
SOURCE CVS Health