The in-store fundraising effort will support medical research and help improve the quality of life for those living with cystic fibrosis.
“We are so grateful to CVS/pharmacy for including us in the Advancing Medical Research campaign,” said Robert Beal, president and chief executive officer of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. “Because the CF Foundation receives no federal funding, we depend on the generosity of donors to support critical research to find a cure and improve the lives of those with CF. Real progress toward a cure has been made, but the lives of young people with CF are still cut far too short.”
Supporters of the campaign can donate $1 or $3 at the register in CVS/Pharmacy locations and online at www.cvs.com/alscff. The campaign runs through June 30 in about 7,000 stores nationwide.
“We urgently need the public’s continued support to fulfill our mission and help extend the lives of those with the disease,” said C. Richard Mattingly, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the CF Foundation. “Donors can feel confident in contributing to the CF Foundation, because approximately 90 cents of every dollar of revenue goes to investments in vital CF research, care and education programs.”