CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its more than 7,600 CVS/pharmacy stores across the U.S. by October 1, 2014, making CVS/pharmacy the first national pharmacy chain to take this step in support of the health and well-being of its patients and customers.
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NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG), NRG Yield, Inc. (NYSE: NYLD), and SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) today announced the completion of the final phase of the California Valley Solar Ranch (CVSR) photovoltaic (PV) generating facility in San Luis Obispo County, California, bringing total electric generating capacity of the plant up to 250 megawatts (AC). NRG acquired CVSR from SunPower in 2011, and the project is jointly owned by NRG Yield (48.95%). CVSR is one of the world’s largest operating solar PV power plants and will sell its electricity to Pacific Gas & Electric under two long-term power purchase agreements.
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The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced the recipients of the “Innovations in Community Health” grants, which have been awarded to community health centers nationwide through a partnership with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). The grants will help community health centers increase access to quality health care and produce better health outcomes while reducing costs for patients and healthcare systems.
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Continuing to assist those who were affected by Hurricane Sandy, the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), today announced that it is donating $50,000 to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. Established by Governor Chris Christie and chaired by First Lady Mary Pat Christie, the relief fund is a non-profit organization that raises and distributes funds to organizations to support the recovery and rebuilding efforts of New Jersey communities impacted by the storm.
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On May 27, CVS/pharmacy launched a new in-store fundraising campaign named Advancing Medical Research, to support medical research and help improve the quality of life for those living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and cystic fibrosis (CF). Funds raised through the campaign will benefit the ALS Therapy Alliance (ATA), a leading organization dedicated to advancing ALS research, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. Supporters for the 2012 campaign can donate $1 or $3 dollars at the register in CVS/pharmacy locations and online at www.cvs.com/alscff through June 30.
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CVS Caremark and Children’s Hospital Boston will celebrate a mutually significant milestone at Fenway Park this evening. Just prior to the Boston Red Sox/Baltimore Orioles game, the two will recognize hitting the $1 million mark in funds donated to the Hospital by CVS Caremark for children with disabilities. The relationship that brought them to this point spans more than five years and focuses on a shared commitment to helping children with disabilities. Monies donated derive from the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust and the CVS Caremark All Kids Can Program and support the Hospital’s Cerebral Palsy Program and its Center for Communication Enhancement.
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CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic announced their “You vs. Flu” campaign today. Flu vaccinations are now available at all CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic locations nationwide to help consumers win against the flu. CVS/pharmacy has more than 7,200 locations and MinuteClinic has nearly 600 locations inside select CVS/pharmacy stores.
Flu shots are being provided by CVS pharmacists and MinuteClinic nurse practitioners and physician assistants every day, including evenings and weekends, with no appointment necessary. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone ages six months and older get a flu shot as soon as vaccine is available, including those who were vaccinated last flu season.
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On June 5, CVS/pharmacy kicked-off its 10th annual in-store fundraising campaign -- “Researching a Cure” -- to support the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Funds raised through the campaign benefit the ALS Therapy Alliance (ATA), a leading organization dedicated to advancing ALS research. Through the Researching a Cure campaign, CVS/pharmacy has raised more than $23 million in its stores and online at www.cvs.com, to fund new clinical research with the aim of discovering a treatment or cure for ALS. The 2011 campaign will run through June 25.
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To help Americans determine their risk for chronic diseases and get them on a path to better health, CVS/pharmacy announced today the launch of the 2011 “To Your Health” program, offering free preventive health screenings at more than 800 events in communities across the country. The program will get underway in Houston on Saturday, March 5th, and continue in Dallas, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago and Miami.
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CVS Caremark and the Boston Red Sox have hit another home run with the 2010 CVS Caremark All Kids Can Baseball Camps at Fenway Park. For the sixth season, the team endeavor by CVS Caremark and the Red Sox brought countless smiles to New England children with disabilities through action-packed, dream-fulfilling baseball camps at Fenway. The CVS Caremark All Kids Can Baseball Camps afford children with physical and/or intellectual disabilities an opportunity to play ball at Fenway and work one-on-one with Red Sox Hitting Coach Dave Magadan.
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CVS/pharmacy, the nation’s leading retail pharmacy, and MinuteClinic, the largest retail health care clinic provider in the U.S., today announced that flu vaccinations are now available at all of its locations nationwide. CVS/pharmacy has more than 7,000 locations and MinuteClinic has more than 500 locations inside select CVS/pharmacy stores.
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As part of their ongoing partnership to help Americans improve their health and curb the onset of chronic diseases like diabetes, CVS/pharmacy and the 50 Million Pound Challenge announced today the availability of the 32-page 50 Million Pound Challenge Guide in all CVS/pharmacy retail locations.
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