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The DC Female Condom Project is a public-private partnership of the MAC AIDS Fund, the Female Health Company, CVS/pharmacy, Washington AIDS Partnership, and the DC Department of Health (DOH) to provide increased access to, availability of and information about the new FC2 female condom.
Backed by a $500,000 grant from the MAC AIDS Fund, five local nonprofit organizations will distribute 500,000 female condoms, through a grassroots prevention and education program in the neighborhoods of the city hardest hit by HIV/AIDS. The program will be implemented by Calvary Healthcare, Inc., Community Education Group, Our Place, DC, Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, and the Women’s Collective.
In addition to distribution through community- and women-focused organizations, the FC2 is now available – the first time anywhere in the United States – for purchase exclusively at CVS/pharmacy stores in Washington, D.C., providing unprecedented and convenient access to the contraceptive. The 3-pack FC2 Female Condom sells for $6.49 at CVS/pharmacy.
About The M·A·C AIDS Fund
The M·A·C AIDS Fund, the heart and soul of M·A·C Cosmetics, was established in 1994 to support men, women and children affected by HIV and AIDS globally. MAF is a pioneer in HIV and AIDS funding, providing financial support to organizations working with underserved regions and populations. As the largest corporate non-pharmaceutical funder in the arena, MAF is committed to addressing the link between poverty and HIV and AIDS by supporting diverse organizations around the world that provide a wide range of services to people living with HIV and AIDS. To date, MAF has raised more than $160 Million (U.S.) exclusively through the sale of M·A·C’s VIVA GLAM Lipstick and Lipglass, donating 100 percent of the sale price to fight HIV and AIDS. For more information, visit www.macaidsfund.org.
CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), is America's leading retail pharmacy with more than 7,000 CVS/pharmacy and Longs Drug stores. CVS/pharmacy is committed to improving the lives of those we serve by making innovative and high-quality health and pharmacy services safe, affordable and easy to access, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS/pharmacy and CVS Caremark is available at http//info.cvscaremark.com.
About The Female Health Company
The Female Health Company, based in Chicago, Illinois, manufactures and markets the FC2 Female Condom® (FC2), which is distributed primarily by public health organizations and donor groups in about 100 countries around the world. The Company owns certain worldwide rights to the FC2 Female Condom®, including patents that have been issued in Europe, Canada, Australia, South Africa and Japan and are pending in various other countries. FC2 Female Condom® is the only available FDA-approved product controlled by a woman that offers dual protection against sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, and unintended pregnancy. The World Health Organization (WHO) has cleared FC2 for purchase by U.N. agencies. For more information about the Female Health Company visit the Company's website at http://www.femalehealth.com and http://www.fc2femalecondom.com. If you would like to be added to the Company's e-mail alert list, please send an e-mail to FHCInvestor@femalehealthcompany.com.
About the Washington AIDS Partnership
The Washington AIDS Partnership is a collaboration of grantmaking organizations that leads an effective private-sector response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area through grantmaking, technical assistance, public policy initiatives, and investment in youth development through an AmeriCorps program. Since 1989, the Washington AIDS Partnership has granted over $18 million to more than 140 organizations. Currently, 30 major funders participate in the Washington AIDS Partnership, in addition to many smaller funders, organizations, and individuals. The Washington AIDS Partnership is a collaborative of Washington Grantmakers. For more information, visit www.washingtonaidspartnership.org.