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NACDS Foundation dinner raises $1.8 million
November 28th, 2012
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation raised about $1.8 million for its research, charitable and educational initiatives at the 14th Annual NACDS Foundation Dinner in New York City.
Former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Colin Powell delivered the keynote address at the Tuesday night event, reflecting on his five decades of global and local leadership, including a commitment to education and the nation's youth.
The NACDS Foundation also recognized the recipients of the 2012 Excellence and Patient Care Awards: Dr. Michael Fischer and Dr. William Shrank, clinicians and researchers at Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard University Medical School.
Fischer and Shrank were selected among researchers, organizations and advocates for their work to advance patient care — specifically, interventions to help promote medication adherence and, in turn, patient health outcomes. Each recipient received a $5,000 grant to continue advancing their work on medication compliance.
The NACDS Foundation also premiered a video titled "Together" that portrays the its mission of advancing patient care in community pharmacy through research, education and charitable involvement. The video highlights the partnerships and collaborative efforts of allies focused on improving patient health and quality of life.
"We could not do the important work of the foundation without guidance and leadership of our supporters and friends," NACDS Foundation president Kathleen Jaeger said in her remarks at the dinner. "We're researching ways to help patients manage their medications better. We're researching new ways to advance patient health in emerging health care models. We're introducing higher education and research opportunities to evaluate innovative practices that offer increased access to millions of patients."