WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, February 7th, CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) will participate in National Wear Red Day® by encouraging all colleagues, including those at all 7,600 CVS/pharmacy locations across the country, to wear red and join in the nationwide effort to create awareness of the battle against heart disease in women. CVS Caremark will be hosting heart healthy education events for their colleagues across the country, and will also be making a $10,000 donation to the American Heart Association in support of National Wear Red Day®. For more than 10 years, the American Heart Association has sponsored National Wear Red Day® to raise awareness in the fight against heart disease in women.
"Heart disease continues to be the number one killer of women in the United States," said Eileen Howard Boone, Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy for CVS Caremark and President of the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust. "Through these efforts, we can engage our colleagues in taking action against heart disease while supporting our purpose of helping people on their path to better health in the communities where we live and work."
CVS Caremark has a long-standing relationship with the American Heart Association, by providing volunteers and financial support, including today's announcement of a $10,000 donation to support the 2014 Go Red Campaign. For more information on the Go Red Campaign, and for heart healthy tools and resources, visit www.goredforwomen.org.
About CVS Caremark
CVS Caremark is dedicated to helping people on their path to better health as the largest integrated pharmacy company in the United States. Through the company's more than 7,600 CVS/pharmacy stores; its leading pharmacy benefit manager serving more than 60 million plan members; and its retail health clinic system, the largest in the nation with more than 800 MinuteClinic locations, it is a market leader in mail order, retail and specialty pharmacy, retail clinics, and Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans. As a pharmacy innovation company with an unmatched breadth of capabilities, CVS Caremark continually strives to improve health and lower costs by developing new approaches such as its unique Pharmacy Advisor program that helps people with chronic diseases, such as diabetes, obtain and stay on their medications. Find more information about how CVS Caremark is reinventing pharmacy for better health at info.cvscaremark.com.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America's No. 1 and No. 4 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Joanne Dwyer, CVS Caremark
Syvenna Siebert, for CVS Caremark
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