Susan G. Komen Honors Walgreens at Annual Susan G. Komen Leadership Conference
FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Susan G. Komen® honored Walgreens at its annual Susan G. Komen Leadership Conference, held July 17-19 in Fort Worth, Texas, with its Mission Possible Award. The award recognizes the organization responsible for the largest financial contributions this year which enables us to continue to support our mission.
“It is with great pleasure that we honor Walgreens for their excellence in fundraising and true dedication to the Komen mission”
Walgreens continues to demonstrate its commitment and dedication to the Komen organization through tremendous fundraising efforts and grant programs. Beginning in October 2013, Walgreens raised $7 million in cause related marketing in FY14 and $300,000 in sponsorships. Overall, Walgreens has raised an astounding $18 million for the organization.
These exceptional contributions were made possible thanks to the company’s October pin pad program which raised more than $7 million in just 31 days through customer contributions at store check-out counters. The program has successfully generated $15 million in just two short years for Susan G. Komen.
This model creates an added benefit for many within the Affiliate Network who choose to engage Walgreens in the opportunity to apply for the funds for local grant programs. “These programs offer hope within the local communities and provide the opportunity to make an impact in the fight against breast cancer,” said Norm Bowling, Komen’s Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer. “As the program continues to evolve, it will allow greater opportunity for engagement and support in other channels.”
“It is with great pleasure that we honor Walgreens for their excellence in fundraising and true dedication to the Komen mission,” he added.
“We are honored to accept the Mission Possible Award. It’s important to continue working with organizations that provide individuals with access to programs that can help detect, as well as treat, such prevalent diseases as breast cancer,” said John Gremer, Walgreens director of community affairs. “We’d like to thank our customers for their contributions and shared commitment to helping people get, stay and live well.”
About Susan G. Komen®
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $800 million in research and provided more than $1.7 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychological support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit Komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
As the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2013 sales of $72 billion, Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) vision is to be the first choice in health and daily living for everyone in America, and beyond. Each day, Walgreens provides more than 6 million customers the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice in communities across America. Walgreens scope of pharmacy services includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail service, along with respiratory services. These services improve health outcomes and lower costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector. The company operates 8,123 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Take Care Health Systems is a Walgreens subsidiary that is the largest and most comprehensive manager of worksite health and wellness centers and in-store convenient care clinics, with more than 750 locations throughout the country.