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WBA teams on cancer prevention program

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Company is committed to facilitating new collaborative efforts.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance has entered into a charitable partnership with European and American cancer organizations “to support people living with cancer at all moments of their journey.” The Collaboration for Cancer Prevention, Research and Support will cooperate on initiatives to develop and support innovative cancer research infrastructure and share best practices to improve patient care.

Walgreens Boots Alliance’s Ornella Barra

“WBA is committed to facilitating these collaborative efforts, supporting their success through fundraising and driving their impact through its pharmacy locations, a common touchpoint for people with cancer,” the company said in a statement.

The partnership is comprised of Walgreens, U.K.-based Macmillan Cancer Support, Dallas-based The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer.

“With our global health reach and broad network of partners, we are uniquely positioned to act as convener, as we bring the best minds and organizations together to fight the disease,” says Ornella Barra, co-chief operating officer of WBA and chair of its corporate social responsibility committee. “With cancer being a leading cause of death worldwide, WBA is accelerating and facilitating support for research and prevention, as well as assistance for people living with cancer, their loved ones and caregivers.”


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