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REVCO RAISES QUARTER MILLION DOLLARS FOR RONALD MCDONALD HOUSES

 REVCO RAISES QUARTER MILLION DOLLARS FOR RONALD MCDONALD HOUSES
 TWINSBURG, Ohio, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Revco Holiday Nutcrackers brightened many homes this holiday season - the most important being Ronald McDonald Houses. That is because Revco Drug Stores raised $250,000 for 33 Ronald McDonald Houses through the sale of 100,000 Holiday Nutcrackers.
 Revco and Olympic gold medalist Mary Lou Retton teamed up in this special holiday fundraiser to benefit local Ronald McDonald Houses. For every Holiday Nutcracker sold for $5.99, Revco donated $2.50 to the local House. The special promotion ended in December.
 "Once again our customers have shown the true meaning of the holidays," said Boake A. Sells, chairman and chief executive officer.
 Mary Lou Retton, supporting the fundraising effort, appeared in television advertisements with the Fisher Family of Wapakoneta, Ohio. The family stays at the Cleveland Ronald McDonald House when their son receives medical treatment at a Cleveland hospital.
 Ronald McDonald Houses provide a temporary home-away-from-home where families can stay while their children receive local treatment for chronic illnesses, such as cancer, leukemia, heart disease, cystic fibrosis and other serious medical problems.
 The Cleveland Ronald McDonald House received the largest donation, $24,000. Additionally, houses in Atlanta, Winston-Salem, N.C., Greenville, S.C. and Norfolk, Va. all received $18,000 or more.
 Funds donated to the Ronald McDonald Houses will provide the houses with many items and services needed by the particular house. Some houses will complete household repairs, purchase needed furniture or help needy guests; all donations will be used to help serve the families of seriously ill children.
 All of the houses located in Revco's 10-state operating region received donations. Donations from Revco's 1,150 drug stores were allocated to Ronald McDonald Houses in the following metropolitan areas: Washington; Atlanta, Augusta and Savannah, Ga.; Baltimore, Md.; Durham, Chapel Hill, Greenville and Winston-Salem, N.C.; Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo and Youngstown, Ohio; Danville, Hershey, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Scranton, Pa.; Charleston, Columbia and Greenville, S.C.; Chattanooga and Knoxville, Tenn.; Charlottesville, Norfolk, Richmond and Roanoke, Va.; and Charleston, Huntington and Morgantown, W. Va.
 Revco is a privately held company based in Twinsburg, Ohio, with annual sales of $1.9 billion. Revco fills more than 43 million prescriptions a year, and operates 1,150 drug stores in 10 contiguous eastern states.
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 /CONTACT: Diana Lueptow of Revco, 216-425-9811, ext. 6145, or 216-487-1060/ CO: Revco D.S., Inc. ST: Ohio IN: REA SU:


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