CVS Health® Helps Us Attack Cancer From Every Angle
Posted by Village Administrator on September 11, 2020 7:00 AM EDT
CVS Health® is the Official Retail Pharmacy Partner of the American Cancer Society, deepening the relationship between the leading health care innovation company and the leader in the fight against cancer.
CVS Health® has been a supporter of the American Cancer Society since 1990. Most recently, the organizations have come together to support tobacco prevention and cessation. The American Cancer Society has provided tobacco-control expertise and support to CVS Health’s Be The First initiative, the company’s five-year, $50 million commitment to helping deliver the first tobacco-free generation. As part of that effort, CVS Health and the American Cancer Society have helped 104 colleges and universities advocate for, adopt, and implement 100% smoke- and tobacco-free campus policies, impacting more than 2.4 million students.
Our Continuing Partnership
Today, as we face the COVID-19 pandemic, CVS Health is continuing to support the American Cancer Society’s mission. The pandemic is disrupting support systems cancer patients need like free rides to treatment, free lodging, information and access to care. 79% of cancer patients in active treatment report delays in care due to the pandemic. Without us they face cancer with less comprehensive support.
Through our strong relationship with CVS Health, together we can do more to support the one in three Americans who will develop cancer in their lifetime, those currently in treatment and the 16.9 million survivors currently living with chronic conditions today.
“Unfortunately, nearly all of us have a personal story about someone in our life who has been affected by cancer. And many of us deeply understand the trials cancer patients face. Today, for those who are battling cancer during the pandemic, we know the challenges are even greater." Eileen Boone - Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy, CVS Health and President, CVS Health Foundation
SUPPORT ACS WHILE YOU SHOP AT CVS
Between August 30 – September 26, 2020, CVS Pharmacy customers can honor and support those affected by cancer by rounding up their change at registers in nearly 10,000 CVS Pharmacy stores nationwide.
This year, CVS Pharmacy customers can also support the American Cancer Society (ACS) by purchasing GlaxoSmithKline’s Nicorette or NicoDerm nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products. For every product purchased from August 30- September 19th, 2020 $1 will go to the American Cancer Society, up to $100,000.