(7/1/2013) McLeod Loris Seacoast Foundation recently received a $1500 CVS Caremark Community Grant that will benefit the pediatric rehabilitation program at McLeod Seacoast. The grant was used to purchase playground equipment that will be instrumental in occupational and physical therapy exercises.
The mission of McLeod Seacoast Pediatric Services is closely aligned with "CVS Caremark All Kids Can", the company's signature philanthropic program, which is committed to helping children of all abilities be the best that they can be in life.
Pediatric rehabilitation involves a wide variety of methods to treat pediatric disorders by improving motor skills, balance and coordination. McLeod Seacoast rehabilitation therapists are specialized in the diagnosis, treatment and management of infants, children and adolescents with a variety of congenital, developmental, neuromuscular, skeletal and/or acquired disorders/diseases.
"The CVS Caremark Community Grants Program supports organizations that truly make a difference in the lives of children with disabilities and their families," said Hanley Wheeler, Senior Vice President, CVS/pharmacy WEST Operations. "We are so proud of the impact McLeod Seacoast has made in the community and we look forward to working with them to fulfill their program's mission."
McLeod Seacoast was selected to receive a grant through the CVS Caremark Community Grants 2013 grant application process. CVS Caremark Community Grants are awarded to organizations that support children with disabilities and provide them with inclusive opportunities that encourage physical movement and play. The goals of the All Kids Can program are to support children with disabilities by raising awareness in schools and in local communities about the importance of inclusion, creating greater opportunities for physical activity and play and providing access to medical rehabilitation and related services.
About CVS Caremark All Kids Can
CVS Caremark All Kids Can, a program of the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust and CVS Caremark, is committed to supporting children with disabilities. The goals of All Kids Can are to support children with disabilities by raising awareness in schools and in local communities about the importance of inclusion, creating greater opportunities for physical activity and play, and providing access to medical rehabilitation. CVS Caremark and its more than 200,000 employees plan to help children with disabilities learn, play, and succeed through partnerships with leading local and national nonprofit organizations such as VSA and many others across the country. www.cvscaremarkallkidscan.com.
About CVS Caremark
CVS Caremark is dedicated to helping people on their path to better health as the largest integrated pharmacy company in the United States. Through the company's more than 7,400 CVS/pharmacy stores; its leading pharmacy benefit manager serving more than 60 million plan members; and its retail health clinic system, the largest in the nation with more than 600 MinuteClinic locations, it is a market leader in mail order, retail and specialty pharmacy, retail clinics, and Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans. As a pharmacy innovation company with an unmatched breadth of capabilities, CVS Caremark continually strives to improve health and lower costs by developing new approaches such as its unique Pharmacy Advisor program that helps people with chronic diseases such as diabetes obtain and stay on their medications. Find more information about how CVS Caremark is reinventing pharmacy for better health at info.cvscaremark.com.
About McLeod Loris Seacoast Foundation
The McLeod Loris Seacoast Foundation was established in 2006 as an independent, not-for-profit, charitable organization charged with providing the philanthropic resources necessary to ensure McLeod Loris and McLeod Seacoast provide quality healthcare services and improve the overall quality of life in our local community. Gifts to the Foundation through special events, planned giving and online giving provide support to help fund mission critical programs, services and equipment.
The Foundation has raised more than $2 million to support the on-going expansion and capital projects at both McLeod Loris and McLeod Seacoast. These efforts have been made possible from the generous support of individuals and community partners who believe in making quality healthcare available to everyone in our community.
For more information about ways you can donate, please contact the McLeod Loris Seacoast Foundation office at (843) 390-8215.