ACT Today! Receives a $10,000 CVS Caremark Community Grant

Top Quote Grant to ACT Today! for Military Families Program is part of CVS Caremark's Commitment to Supportive Wellness and Preventive Programs. End Quote
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) March 29, 2014 - ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!) announced today that it has received a $10,000 CVS Caremark Community Grant for its 4th Annual ONEHOPE ACT Today! for Military Families 5k/10k Run/Walk & Family Festival, held on Saturday, April 19th at Tecolote Shores Park in Mission Bay, San Diego. The Community Grants Program was created by CVS Caremark as part of its commitment to help people achieve their best health by providing financial assistance to programs that are focused on wellness and prevention. The support from CVS Caremark will help ACT Today! provide grants for care and treatment to military families with children with autism, through its ACT Today! for Military Families (ATMF) program.

    ACT Today! is a national, non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness and provide treatment services and support to families to help their children with autism achieve their full potential. These services include therapy, medical care, social skills programs, assistive technology and safety equipment, to name a few. ACT Today! created ATMF in 2010 to extend support to military families.

    "Military families are often relocated and those with children with special needs experience significant treatment gaps in care and support. The CVS Caremark Grant will allow us to bridge that gap and help lighten the load military families carry," says Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson, ACT Today! executive director."

    "We have a long-standing commitment to organizations that are helping all kids on their path to better health," said Eileen Howard Boone, Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility & Philanthropy, CVS Caremark. "We are pleased to support the work that ACT Today! does in the community and we look forward to working with them in fulfilling their program's mission."

    ACT Today! was selected to receive a grant through the CVS Caremark Community Grants application process. Grants were awarded to programs offered in a community or public school setting that help build healthy habits such as chronic disease management, nutrition and exercise and health screenings.

    CVS Caremark Community Grants were also awarded to inclusive programs targeted at supporting wellness initiatives for children with disabilities such as physical activity and play. The goal of the CVS Caremark Community Grants Program is to help people achieve their best possible health outcomes.

    Participants of the 4th Annual ONEHOPE ACT Today! for Military Families 5k/10k Run/Walk & Family Festival will enjoy a scenic 5k, 10k (both chip-timed) or 1 mile fun run. After crossing the finish line, they can celebrate at the family festival hosted by actor/comedian Mark Christopher Lawrence ("Glee" and "Chuck"), featuring live entertainment, beer garden/wine tent provided by ONEHOPE Wine and Stone Brewing Co. (for those 21 and over), resource fair with over 35 vendor booths, and a kids' zone sponsored by Center for Autism & Related Disorders (inflatables, carnival games, face painting, arts & crafts, kids egg hunt and ABA- staffed Quiet Zone).

    Along with CVS Caremark, other corporate sponsors of this year's event (as of March 25, 2014) are: ONEHOPE Wine, USAA , NBC 7, Wells Fargo, KyXy 96.5, ENERGY 103.7, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, SeaWorld San Diego, Jersey Mike's Subs, Center for Autism & Related Disorders, Stone Brewing Co., Puritas Organic Gold, ACES, and Valerie's List.

    For more information about the 4th Annual ONEHOPE ACT Today! for Military Families 5k/10k Run/Walk & Family Festival, visit:

    About ACT Today!: 

    ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources and funding to families of children with autism who cannot afford or access the necessary tools their children need to reach their full potential. For more information about ACT Today!, visit:

    About ACT Today! for Military Families: 

    ACT Today! for Military Families (ATMF), is a national program of ACT Today!. It was launched in July 2010. ATMF works to improve awareness and delivery of effective autism services, and provides financial assistance to military families to help defray out-of-pocket costs associated with autism treatments, services, and other quality-of-life programs.
    For more information about ACT Today! for Military Families, visit:

    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 7,600 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

    About ONEHOPE: 

    ONEHOPE is a social enterprise that integrates causes and impact into every business it touches. ONEHOPE has expanded their business and foundation due to the success with their cornerstone product ONEHOPE Wine, of which half of the profits go to a different cause for each varietal of wine sold. Since launching into the wine industry 5 years ago, ONEHOPE has developed additional products, brands and experiences including - Hope at Home, ONEHOPE Weddings, and ONEHOPE Coffee. ONEHOPE is headquartered in Southern California and has formed partnerships with notable nonprofits that support many distinct causes. Some of the causes and organizations include breast cancer prevention and treatment (National Breast Cancer Foundation), pediatric AIDS prevention and treatment (Keep A Child Alive), Autism care and treatment (ACT Today!), US forest preservation and protection (American Forests), and ending childhood hunger (Share Our Strength). ONEHOPE not only produces its own cause-centric products and services but also is the creator and leading provider of consulting services for companies small to large on Cause-Centric Commerce. For more information, visit:

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