CVS Health recently awarded $100,000 to The 100 Club of Chicago, an organization that provides financial assistance to family members of first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty. First responders put their lives on the line every day and the gift is our way of saying thank you for your service.
The award was delivered to the 100 Club of Chicago on April 19 during the 38th Annual Valor Awards, which honors first responders who make tremendous personal sacrifice to go above and beyond the call of duty. Lisa Butler, senior director of marketing at CVS Health, was in attendance to present the award. Her family member, Chicago Police Officer Larry Vincent, was killed while on duty in 1983 and his family received assistance through The 100 Club.
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 in Illinois.
"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."
Since The 100 Club of Chicago was established in 1966, the organization has provided more than $10 million to families of fallen police officers, firefighters, and other first responders. Families are eligible to receive immediate financial assistance and help with educational costs, as well as access to financial, legal, and counseling services. Assistance is available to all sworn local, county, state, and federal first responders stationed in Illinois’ Cook and Lake Counties.