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CVS/pharmacy launches in-store fundraising campaign for ALS, cystic fibrosis research

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy has launched a new in-store fundraising campaign named Advancing Medical Research, to support medical research and help improve the quality of life for those living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and cystic fibrosis (CF).  Funds raised through the campaign will benefit the ALS Therapy Alliance (ATA), a leading organization dedicated to advancing ALS research, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the world's leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. Supporters for the 2012 campaign can donate $1 or $3 dollars at the register in CVS/pharmacy locations and online at www.cvs.com/alscff through June 30.

Treg Charlton, a regional director of real estate for CVS Caremark living with ALS, and Brenda Fox, a CVS/pharmacy store manager and parent of two children living with cystic fibrosis, will serve as campaign co-chairs.

"As a national leader in health care, CVS Caremark works with a number of nonprofit partners that align with our purpose and are focused on helping people on their path to better health.  For more than ten years, our in-store campaign supporting the ALS Therapy Alliance has been a tremendous success and we're excited to expand our efforts to help those living with cystic fibrosis this year," said Eileen Howard Boone, SVP corporate communications and community relations for CVS Caremark.  "We want to thank our customers and colleagues for continuing to support this very important annual campaign.  Together, we can drive medical research for both of these causes in the hopes of finding a cure for those living with cystic fibrosis and ALS."