CVS Health commits $10 million to American Cancer Society

CVS Health recently announced that it would contribute at least $10 million to the American Cancer Society (ACS) via in-store fundraising during the next 3 years. The new funding will be used to support cancer patient services programs, breakthrough research, and cancer prevention programs, including tobacco control.

CVS Health recently announced that it would contribute at least $10 million to the American Cancer Society (ACS) via in-store fundraising during the next 3 years. The new funding will be used to support cancer patient services programs, breakthrough research, and cancer prevention programs, including tobacco control. CVS Health will serve as the official community pharmacy partner of ACS. "Through our new commitment to the American Cancer Society, we will help to support more cancer survivors and reduce the number of cancer deaths, including those related to smoking," said Troy Brennan, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer, CVS Health. "We are pleased to be extending our relationship with a best-in-class cancer organization, which shares our purpose of helping people on their path to better health." CVS customers can donate to the ACS at the register of CVS Pharmacy locations across the country or online at cancer.org/cvsdonate from August 5-25, 2018. The philanthropic investment will support ACS's cancer research, free rides to treatment, free lodging near hospitals, and a 24/7 live cancer helpline.