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NACDS Foundation raises $1.8 million at annual dinner
December 4th, 2013
NEW YORK – The 15th annual National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation Dinner raised more than $1.8 million to support its research, education and medication adherence initiatives.
NACDS said Wednesday that the Tuesday evening dinner featured a keynote address by U.S. Army General David Petraeus (retired), former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and former commander of coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. In his presentation, he shared with attendees his experiences in leading major military and intelligence operations over nearly four decades.
The NACDS Foundation Dinner also included recognition of contributions in advancing public health by Rear Admiral Scott Giberson, acting U.S. deputy surgeon general. In accepting the 2014 NACDS Foundation Excellence in Patient Care Award, Giberson — who is a pharmacist — was honored for his leadership in the Division of Commissioned Corps Personnel and Readiness, including as director, chief professional officer (pharmacy), chief pharmacist and senior public health adviser.
"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," NACDS Foundation president Kathleen Jaeger said in a statement. "We are honored to recognize his distinguished career in patient care and thank him for his continued service to the nation."
Walgreen Co. and Duane Reade were the premier sponsors of Tuesday night's event.
"We are deeply grateful for the support and commitment of the NACDS Foundation benefactors," Jaeger told attendees. "The foundation's engagement in research and education would be limited without your support and your active participation. We look forward to continued collaboration as the NACDS Foundation strengthens its mission to benefit patients, improve outcomes and advance public health."