WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it will come together with the Boston business community to support The One Fund Boston, established by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to raise money for victims and families who have been affected by the Boston Marathon tragedy.
The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, the private foundation of CVS Caremark, will donate $100,000 to The One Fund Boston, which is also accepting online donations from the public at www.onefundboston.org.
"CVS Caremark has deep roots in New England and a strong presence in Boston. We are deeply saddened by the tragedy at the Boston Marathon and its effect on victims and their family members," said Larry Merlo, President and CEO of CVS Caremark. "We are honored to support The One Fund Boston and assist in the community's recovery from this tragedy."
In addition, beginning Friday, April 19, more than 250 CVS/pharmacy stores in the Greater Boston area will hold an in-store donation campaign for the The One Fund Boston that will allow customers to make a donation directly to the Fund at store checkout and pharmacy counters. CVS/pharmacy will encourage customers to add $1, $3 or an amount of the customer's choice to their purchase at the register.
"We have stores only blocks away from the Boston Marathon finish line, so we know how strongly this tragedy has affected our local customers and employees and that there is a strong desire to help," said Mark Cosby, President of CVS/pharmacy. "We wanted to make it easy for our customers to support One Fund Boston by bringing an in-store donation campaign directly to the Boston community."
The CVS/pharmacy in-store donation campaign for The One Fund Boston will run until Saturday, May 4.
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://investor.cvs.com or through the Web site's press room at www.cvs.com/pressroom.
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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