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CVS/pharmacy continues support of St. Jude’s Thanks and Giving campaign

BY Allison Cerra

WOONSOCKET, R.I. CVS/pharmacy kicks off its annual in-store fundraiser for the sixth year to support the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Thanks and Giving campaign, from Nov. 22 to Dec. 12.

CVS/pharmacy store colleagues will encourage customers to add $1 to their purchase at the register to support the lifesaving research of St. Jude, one of the world’s premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. In the first five years of the campaign, CVS/pharmacy and its customers raised more than $13 million for the hospital.

Funds raised by CVS/pharmacy for Thanks and Giving support the CVS Caremark Rehabilitation Services Center at St. Jude. Children with catastrophic diseases like cancer may experience developmental, cognitive or physical impairments as a result of their illnesses as well as the treatments used to save their lives. The new facility, which opened this summer, doubled the space dedicated to providing audiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology services to St. Jude patients.

“We are delighted that our partnership with St. Jude has made it possible for us to support some extraordinary children to reach their greatest potential on their road to recovery,” said Eileen Howard Dunn, SVP corporate communications and community relations at CVS Caremark.

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Armada Health Care opens registration for 2010 Specialty Pharmacy Business Summit

BY Allison Cerra

SHORT HILLS, N.J. One of the nation’s largest specialty pharmacy channel management organizations is gearing up for its annual summit.

Armada Health Care announced this week that registration is now open for the 2010 Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit, slated for May. The summit, Armada said, “will deliver every attendee an unparalleled opportunity to learn more about the growing specialty pharmacy channel. [The summit] will also provide insight into future changes in this market through valuable business sessions and educational seminars.”

For registration and more information about this nationally recognized event, visit www.armadasummit.com or contact Armada Health Care at (973) 564-8004.

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Wegmans to sponsor 2010 LPGA Championship

BY Michael Johnsen

HOUSTON Ladies Professional Golf Association acting commissioner Marty Evans on Wednesday announced that the tour will partner with longtime LPGA sponsor Wegmans to conduct the 2010 LPGA Championship Presented by Wegmans.

“The Wegmans LPGA, Locust Hill Country Club and the Rochester community are all so important to the LPGA Tour, so it’s only appropriate that they should host this prestigious championship in 2010,” Evans stated. “We are grateful to Colleen Wegman and Wegmans Food Markets for their continued commitment to the LPGA, and look forward to working closely with them while concurrently continuing our discussions with potential long-term partners for the LPGA Championship.”

“It is an honor for Wegmans to be Presenting Sponsor for the 2010 LPGA Championship and also to bring a major championship event to Locust Hill Country Club and the Rochester community,” commented Colleen Wegman, Wegmans president. “It was my grandfather’s dream to host a major LPGA Championship event in Rochester. We will work on his behalf to make the 2010 LPGA Championship the best ever.”

The 2010 LPGA Championship will be the second LPGA Tour major conducted during the season. It will be played at the site of the Wegmans LPGA event in Pittsford, N.Y. from June 21-27, 2010.

The tournament will be among 24 official money events in 10 countries on the 2010 LPGA Tour.

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