Raised with Macmillan Cancer Support since the partnership began
We continue to engage in long-term partnerships at the national and international levels to tackle health issues like poverty, disease prevention, mental health, dementia and cancer support. Through our partnerships with government agencies and nonprofit organizations, our businesses around the world support efforts to educate and provide preventive care to our communities.
In the area of cancer care, WBA focuses on creating innovative and meaningful support for patients and their loved ones in three ways: assisting people living with cancer, working with organizations that advance research and supporting prevention programs.
We also work with charitable partners that help empower young people to reach their full potential. By providing life-saving vaccinations and vitamins through Get A Shot. Give A Shot. and the award-winning Vitamin Angels program, we are committed to supporting the health and well-being of future generations.
The award-winning partnership between WBA and Vitamin Angels has provided more than 350 million undernourished children and expectant mothers with life-changing vitamins and minerals in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and more than 65 countries around the world since the partnership started in 2013. WBA is well on its way to reaching its commitment of helping 500 million women and children by the end of fiscal 2025.
For 12 years, the Greater Than AIDS/Walgreens National HIV Community Partnership has worked with local health departments and HIV organizations to expand access to HIV testing and information through nontraditional settings. Since 2011, more than 76,000 free HIV tests have been provided as part of the annual event, including over 15,000 at-home self-tests provided during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since 2019, Boots, No7 Beauty Company and The Hygiene Bank have worked together to provide essential hygiene and personal care products to the 1 in 5 people in the UK living in poverty. During fiscal 2022, Boots UK and No7 Beauty Company donated more than 220,000 products to those living in hygiene poverty.
Now in its 13th year, Boots UK’s partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support has raised more than £21 million ($27 million) to support people living with cancer, including funding a Macmillan nurse for a year. We have over 3,000 specially trained Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacists (BMIP) who are now accessible through every pharmacy store.
Walgreens collaborates with Susan G. Komen and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to enable research in tough-to-treat cancers and increase access to care. In 2019, Walgreens pledged to raise more than $25 million for the two organizations over a five-year period. We are proud to report that we exceeded that goal in fiscal 2022.
Together with the United Nations (UN) Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign, we’ve helped provide 82 million lifesaving measles and polio vaccines to children around the world since 2013 for every vaccination administered at Walgreens and Duane Reade pharmacies and clinics. WBA is on track to reach its goal of 100 million vaccinations by 2024.
We celebrated Red Nose Day for the eighth consecutive year as the exclusive retailer of the nationwide campaign to help end the cycle of childhood poverty and ensure a healthy future for all children. Red Nose Day has raised more than $324 million since launching in the U.S. in 2015, impacting the lives of 31 million children. Walgreens has raised more than $178 million toward that total.
Walgreens is among the companies supporting Hope Chicago, a new two-generation program with the goal to create pathways to success for 30,000 Chicago students and parents through equitable access to higher education.
Hope Chicago scholarships do not have GPA requirements, and they pay for all college and living expenses, not just tuition and room and board.
Unwanted medications safely disposed of since 2016