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CVS Caremark Begins Sixth Year as National Premier Sponsor of Easter Seals Walk With Me
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Through National Corporate Support and Local Associate Fundraising Teams, CVS Caremark Will Support Children with Disabilities in More Than 60 Cities Nationwide
CHICAGO, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark, through its All Kids Can™ Program, will be the National Premier Sponsor of Easter Seals Walk With Me in 2011 – its sixth straight year. Demonstrating the company's continued commitment to children with disabilities and their families, CVS Caremark expects to raise more than $1 million through CVS Caremark associates' community engagement and fundraising at this year's events nationwide.
Walk With Me is Easter Seals' national signature fundraising event that raises millions each year to help change the lives of people living with autism and other disabilities. CVS Caremark has provided nearly $7 million in support of Walk With Me since 2006, when the company became the national premier sponsor of the event and chose Easter Seals as a national partner in its All Kids Can™ Program. Of CVS Caremark's Walk With Me support, $4.15 million has been raised by nearly 20,000 CVS Caremark associates nationwide.
"We are so proud of our long-standing partnership with Easter Seals through our CVS Caremark All Kids Can Program. Together, for the past five years, we have been dedicated to helping children of all abilities to reach their highest potential," said Eileen Howard Boone, senior vice president, corporate communications and community relations, CVS Caremark. "We are equally proud of how our colleagues continue to embrace opportunities to volunteer and raise money to support Easter Seals and ensure their services are available to children and families in every community."
CVS Caremark's All Kids Can™ Program is built on the belief that children of all abilities should have the chance to learn, play and succeed in life. By supporting Easter Seals, CVS Caremark All Kids Can™ is helping children with disabilities by raising awareness in schools and in local communities about the importance of inclusion, improving access to medical rehabilitation and related services, and creating greater opportunities for physical activity and play.
Through their support of Walk With Me, employees from many corporate partners -- including CVS Caremark -- help support critical Easter Seals services for children and adults living with autism and other disabilities in local communities nationwide.
Beginning in April, the CVS Caremark All Kids Can Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/CVSCaremarkAllKidsCan) will feature a "Walk With Me" tab highlighting all the CVS-affiliated Walk With Me events nationwide through an interactive map. To show support for Walk With Me participants, the page will also feature a badge that fans can post as a Facebook status update.
To learn more about Walk With Me, visit http://www.easterseals.com/. To learn more about CVS Caremark's partnership with Easter Seals, visit http://www.cvsallkidscan.com/partners/easter-seals.
About Easter Seals
Easter Seals is the leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and other special needs. For more than 90 years, we have been offering help and hope to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them. Through therapy, training, education and support services, Easter Seals creates life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play. Visit http://www.easterseals.com/.
About CVS Caremark
CVS Caremark is the largest pharmacy care provider in the United States with integrated offerings across the entire spectrum of pharmacy care. We are uniquely positioned to engage plan members in behaviors that improve their health and to lower overall health care costs for health plans, plan sponsors and their members. CVS Caremark is a market leader in mail order pharmacy, retail pharmacy, specialty pharmacy, and retail clinics, and is a leading provider of Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans. As one of the country's largest pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs), we provide access to a network of approximately 65,000 pharmacies, including more than 7,100 CVS/pharmacy® stores that provide unparalleled service and capabilities. Our clinical offerings include our signature Pharmacy Advisor™ program as well as innovative generic step therapy and genetic benefit management programs that promote more cost effective and healthier behaviors and improve health care outcomes. General information about CVS Caremark is available through the Company's Web site at http://info.cvscaremark.com/.
SOURCE Easter Seals