CVS Health Announces $10 Million Commitment to Cancer Research

CVS, a New England Council member, has announced its latest effort to help people lead healthier lives— a $10 million commitment to Stand Up To Cancer to fund innovative cancer research.

The retail division of the company announced a fundraising campaign on Thursday, November 3 for the Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) charity, which engages the public in supporting a new, collaborative model of cancer research and increases awareness about cancer prevention.  As part of the $10 million commitment, CVS retail stores will give customers the opportunity to make donations at the cash register or online. These donations will support SU2C’s collaborative research model where teams of investigators at different institutions and across multiple disciplines work together to translate their research from the laboratory to the patient to save lives.

“We are so grateful to CVS/pharmacy and their employees for engaging its customers in supporting the SU2C movement and our collaborative research model,” said SU2C co-founder Katie Couric. “By offering shoppers such an easy way to donate, CVS Health will help SU2C continue funding the most promising cancer research, as well as remind millions of consumers of our core message: that each and every one of us can make a difference in the effort to turn more cancer patients into cancer survivors.”

Earlier this year, CVS stopped all sales of tobacco products in its stores, becoming the first and only national pharmacy chain to take the step, and making a huge stride in the right direction to help people become tobacco-free. The New England Council applauds CVS for its efforts in promoting a healthier lifestyle and support of the prevention, research, and treatment of cancer.

Read more in the Providence Journal

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