CHICAGO, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark will be the National Premier Sponsor of Easter Seals Walk With Me in 2014 – its ninth straight year. Demonstrating its continued commitment to children with disabilities and their families through the All Kids Can™ Program, CVS Caremark and tens of thousands of its colleagues nationwide have raised nearly $10 million through Walk With Me to support local Easter Seals services throughout the years.
Walk With Me is Easter Seals' national signature fundraising event that raises millions of dollars annually to support local services which change the lives of children and adults living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other disabilities. "We are so proud of our long-standing partnership with Easter Seals through our CVS Caremark All Kids Can Program. Together, we have helped thousands of children on their path to better health," said Eileen Howard Boone, Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility & Philanthropy, CVS Caremark. "We are equally proud of our CVS Caremark colleagues who continue, through Walk With Me, to volunteer and raise money to ensu.re local Easter Seals services are available to children and families in communities in which our colleagues live and work nationwide."
Since its introduction in 2005, CVS Caremark All Kids Can has committed more than $60 million in support of nonprofit organizations that provide innovative programs and services as part of its commitment to making life easier for children of all abilities. Through All Kids Can, CVS Caremark, its private foundation The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust and 200,000 colleagues nationwide have helped make a positive impact in the lives of nearly 20 million people by providing children of all abilities with opportunities for play and physical activities, access to health care services, education and resources focused on helping children of all abilities on their path to better health.
To learn more about Walk With Me, visit www.WalkWithMe.org. To learn more about CVS Caremark's partnership with Easter Seals, visit http://www.cvsallkidscan.com/partners/easter-seals.
About Easter Seals
Easter Seals is the leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and other special needs. For nearly 100 years, Easter Seals has been offering help and hope to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them. Through therapy, training, education and support services, Easter Seals creates life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play. Visit www.easterseals.com.
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 CVS Caremark All Kids Can
CVS Caremark All Kids Can™, a program of the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust and supported by CVS Caremark, is a commitment to making life easier for children of all abilities. Through this signature program, CVS Caremark and the Trust will support nonprofit organizations that provide innovative programs and services in local communities focused on helping children of all abilities on their path to better health. For more information on how CVS Caremark is helping people on their path to better health, please visit http://info.cvscaremark.com/healthier-communities.
SOURCE Easter Seals