NACDS Foundation event raises $1.8 million

December 4, 2013

During its annual foundation dinner in New York City this week, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation raised more than $1.8 million to support research, education, and medication adherence initiatives.

During its annual foundation dinner in New York City this week, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation raised more than $1.8 million to support research, education, and medication adherence initiatives.

Primary sponsors of the event were Walgreens Co. and Duane Reade Inc. The keynote speaker was Gen. David H. Petraeus (US Army, Retired), former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and former commander of coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

The NACDS Foundation also recognized Rear Admiral (RADM) Scott F. Giberson, acting U.S. deputy surgeon general, for outstanding contributions in advancing public health.

“It’s evident by Giberson’s commitment to service, both to the nation and patients, that he is fully deserving of this year’s NACDS Foundation Excellence in Patient Care Award,” said NACDS Foundation President Kathleen Jaeger. “We are honored to recognize his distinguished career in patient care, and thank him for his continued service to the nation.”