Boston-area shoppers contribute $650,000 to marathon victims through CVS/pharmacy

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark on Tuesday announced that a month-long, in-store fundraising campaign at CVS/pharmacy locations throughout the Boston area raised more than $650,000 in donations from customers to The One Fund Boston, which was established by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to raise money for victims and families who were affected by the attack on the Boston Marathon.

The in-store donation campaign at more than 260 Boston-area CVS/pharmacy stores ran from April 19 to May 11, during which customers could add $1, $3 or an amount of their choice to their purchase at the register. This fundraising follows a $100,000 donation to The One Fund Boston made by the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, the private foundation of CVS Caremark.

"We sincerely thank all of our Boston customers who supported our in-store campaign for The One Fund Boston and generously made a donation to help victims and families recover from this tragedy," stated Larry Merlo, president and CEO of CVS Caremark. "I also want to thank our colleagues who responded quickly to launch this fundraising campaign within a few days of the Boston Marathon."

The One Fund Boston continues to accept online donations from the public at OneFundBoston.org.