There’s a lot to feel uncertain about in the world right now: When will schools and businesses reopen? Will I continue to have access to my medications and health care team? When will researchers find a treatment for COVID-19? How long will it take for families and economies to recover?
Despite the many questions on most of our minds, there are a few things we know for sure:
- 100% of people with arthritis report weekly pain that interferes with day-to-day activities.
- Seven in 10 arthritis patients have trouble working, including working from home.
- Two-thirds of people with arthritis felt depressed, anxious or fearful before the coronavirus outbreak because of the negative impact arthritis had on their lives.
The physical, social and emotional toll most Americans feel today is not new to those who live with arthritis every minute of every day. That’s why we’re proud to announce that CVS Health® is once again stepping up to support the arthritis community when we need it most.
As the National Presenting Sponsor of the Arthritis Foundation’s Let’s Get a Grip on Arthritis campaign, CVS Health® is donating $1 to the Arthritis Foundation for every select brand product sold during May 2020, up to $300,000. Eligible brands include Aleve, Salonpas, Aspercreme, Icy Hot, Biofreeze, Pain Bloc, Australian Dream, Gaiam, Blue Emu, Futuro and Boost (Nestle).
CVS Pharmacy® stores remain open and employees are working on the front lines to ensure individuals can access medications and other basic necessities during the current pandemic. In addition to waiving charges for CVS Pharmacy® home delivery of medications, CVS Health® is also working with government officials to increase rapid COVID-19 testing.
CVS Health® first joined forces with the Arthritis Foundation in 2014 and has continued to deepen its commitment to bring arthritis out of the shadows and help arthritis patients manage their health in more affordable and effective ways. Since the partnership’s inception, CVS Health® has donated over $3 million to the Arthritis Foundation to support people living with arthritis.
See all the partners and promotions that give back to the Arthritis Foundation to help get a grip on arthritis.