CVS said Tuesday that through Oct. 1, customers can make a $1, $3 or larger donation to SU2C at checkout in CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide or online at CVS.com/SU2C.
The in-store fundraiser is part of a three-year, $10 million commitment by CVS Health to SU2C.
“With more than 1.6 million Americans diagnosed with cancer each year, we know many of our colleagues, customers and communities have been affected by this terrible disease,” CVS Pharmacy president Helena Foulkes said in a statement. “As part of our company’s purpose of helping people on their path to better health, we’re proud to support Stand Up To Cancer as they accelerate research and bring new therapies to patients.”
Donations made during the campaign will support SU2C’s collaborative cancer research model that aims to bring new treatments to patients faster. SU2C’s “Dream Teams” join scientists from different institutions and across multiple disciplines to work together to translate their research from the laboratory to the patient.
CVS Pharmacy customers can also support SU2C when they buy Nicorette or NicoDerm CQ, which help reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting smoking. For every box sold at CVS Pharmacy through Oct. 1, GSK Consumer Healthcare will donate $1 to Stand Up To Cancer, up to $100,000.
“Teaming up with CVS Pharmacy is a natural fit for GSK Consumer Healthcare, as both companies look to help smokers rid their lives of cigarettes and become smoke-free,” stated James Masterson, marketing director at GSK Consumer Healthcare. “We are encouraging those interested in quitting to quit for a cause this month.”
CVS Health also is supporting SU2C’s fifth biennial televised fundraising special, scheduled to air on Friday, Sept. 9.
“Because of partners like CVS Health, we’re able to make progress in increasing treatment options for patients and making advancements in the fight against cancer,” commented Sue Schwartz, co-founder of SU2C, part of the Entertainment Industry Foundation charitable organization. “We’re thankful for the support CVS Health has given to us over the past few years by giving its customers an easy way to make a donation and joining us in our mission of making everyone diagnosed with cancer a survivor.”