Shop at Walgreens and Support Nashville CARES

Monday, November 02, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –Through November 15, customers at more than 30 local Walgreens locations will be able to donate to Nashville CARES by purchasing a scannable icon at checkout. Proceeds will benefit Nashville CARES’ mission of ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Middle Tennessee.


Customers will be able to purchase a scannable icon in the amount of $1, $5 or $10. Participants will write their name on the Nashville CARES icon and it will be displayed at Walgreens.


According to the Tennessee Department of Health, more than 6,000 Middle Tennesseans are known to be living with HIV/AIDS. Since many infected individuals have not been diagnosed, experts believe the actual number could be about 14 percent higher (6,840).


Nashville CARES annually serves around 55,000 Middle Tennesseans. CARES offers targeted prevention education, free and confidential HIV testing and support services for those infected and affected by HIV. For additional information, visit



About Nashville CARES: Nashville CARES is the premier HIV/AIDS organization in the region. We provide comprehensive education, a broad range of targeted services and effective advocacy, all in a highly personal, confidential and compassionate manner. We are proactively and aggressively working to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Middle Tennessee. With your help, Nashville CARES offers services annually to 55,000 Middle Tennesseans infected and affected by HIV/AIDS including: HIV prevention education to more than 35,000 youth and adults, almost 16,000 FREE confidential HIV tests, and essential support services to 3,000 men, women and children living with the disease. To learn more, visit us at and “Like” us on Facebook