WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --CVS Caremark announced today that a month-long, in-store fundraising campaign at CVS/pharmacy locations throughout Greater Boston raised over $650,000 in donations from customers to The One Fund Boston, which was established by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to raise money for victims and families who were affected by the attack on the Boston Marathon.
The in-store donation campaign at more than 260 Boston-area CVS/pharmacy stores ran from April 19 to May 11, during which customers could add $1, $3 or an amount of their choice to their purchase at the register. This fundraising follows a $100,000 donation to The One Fund Boston made by the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, the private foundation of CVS Caremark.
"We sincerely thank all of our Boston customers who supported our in-store campaign for The One Fund Boston and generously made a donation to help victims and families recover from this tragedy," said Larry Merlo, President and CEO of CVS Caremark. "I also want to thank our colleagues who responded quickly to launch this fundraising campaign within a few days of the Boston Marathon."
The One Fund Boston continues to accept online donations from the public at www.onefundboston.org.
About the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust
The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, Inc. is a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS). CVS Caremark is the largest pharmacy health care provider in the nation. The Trust's mission is to provide funding for health care, education and community involvement initiatives in CVS Caremark communities. General information about CVS Caremark is available through the Investor Relations portion of the Company's Web site at http://info.cvscaremark.com/investorsor through the Web site's newsroom at http://info.cvscaremark.com/newsroom.
CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), is America's leading retail pharmacy with more than 7,400 CVS/pharmacy and Longs Drug stores. CVS/pharmacy is reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to better health by providing the most accessible and personalized expertise, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS/pharmacy and CVS Caremark is available at http://info.cvscaremark.com.
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