Red Nose Day’s official retail partner makes more Red Noses available and expands Red Nose Day merchandise to help raise funds to fight kids’ poverty Championing everyone’s right to be happy and healthy, Walgreens proudly returns as the exclusive retail partner of the second annual Red Nose Day, helping raise funds to fight kids’ poverty. The campaign’s iconic Red Noses - which people wear in support of the official Red Nose Day on Thursday, May 26 - returned to store shelves at Walgreens and Duane Reade locations nationwide this morning, officially kick starting the nine-week charitable campaign.
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. announced the launch of its Collaboration for Cancer Prevention, Research and Support, a transatlantic charitable partnership between the company and leading European, British and American cancer organizations to support people living with cancer at all moments of their journey.
WBA gathered recently with leaders from the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), Macmillan Cancer Support and Susan G. Komen® as they officially launched the Collaboration and committed to pursue joint projects with the goal of ensuring a future in which patients have access to personalized care and support. The three cancer organizations and WBA agreed to collaborate on initiatives to develop and support innovative cancer research infrastructure and to share best practices to improve patient care. WBA is committed to facilitating these collaborative efforts, supporting their success through fundraising and driving their impact through its pharmacy locations, a common touchpoint for people with cancer.
Ornella Barra, WBA Co-Chief Operating Officer and the Chairman of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, said: “As a global health and wellbeing enterprise, WBA’s purpose is to help people live healthier and happier lives, and we are committed to doing all we can to support the fight against cancer. With our global health reach and broad network of partners, we are uniquely positioned to act as convener as we bring the best minds and organizations together to fight the disease. With cancer being a leading cause of death worldwide, WBA is accelerating and facilitating support for research and prevention, as well as assistance for people living with cancer, their loved ones and caregivers.”
More than 110,000 pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and other health care service providers and practitioners are among WBA’s more than 415,000* employees across the world. Its scale and accessible retail pharmacy locations uniquely position the company to be a resource for people living with cancer.