Ellen DeGeneres to Receive Fourth Annual People’s Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The People’s Choice Awards and CBS announced today that Ellen DeGeneres
will receive the fourth annual People’s Choice Award for Favorite
Humanitarian, presented by Walgreens, during the live awards show from
the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 (9:00-11:00 PM,
ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

“I am so honored to be receiving the People’s Choice Humanitarian Award.
I think it sums me up perfectly as I am both a human and an itarian,”
stated DeGeneres.

DeGeneres was chosen as this year’s honoree in recognition of her
tireless efforts to help communities in need and bring awareness to
organizations and charities that are making a difference in people’s
lives. As the recipient of the Favorite Humanitarian Award, DeGeneres
has selected St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as the beneficiary of
the annual donation presented by Walgreens. Additionally, for every
CoverGirl, Pantene, Crest and Oral-B 3DWhite product sold at Walgreens,
Walgreens.com, or Duane Reade between 1/6 and 1/9, Walgreens will make a
$1 donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats
childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Treatments
invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer
survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened
more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall
survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and they won’t stop
they eliminate childhood cancer entirely.

Walgreens, the official retail sponsor of PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2016,
is once again presenting the award for Favorite Humanitarian in
conjunction with the company’s purpose to champion everyone’s right to
be happy and healthy. Past winners of the award include Sandra Bullock
in 2013 in recognition of her work with the Warren Easton High School in
New Orleans, Jennifer Hudson in 2014 to honor her work with the Julian
D. King Gift Foundation and Ben Affleck in 2015 to recognize his work
with the Eastern Congo Initiative.

DeGeneres is a 15-time People’s Choice Awards winner and a nominee again
in 2016 for Favorite Talk Show Host, putting her in contention to become
tied for the most People’s Choice Award wins in the 42-year history of
the franchise.

Tickets to the PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2016 show are available for fans
to purchase through AXS.com.

ABOUT ST. JUDE CHILDREN RESEARCH HOSPITAL

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world
understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other
life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer
Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to
children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall
childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the
hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the
overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and we won’t
stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the
discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors
and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more
children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment,
travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is
helping their child live.

ABOUT WALGREENS

Walgreens (www.walgreens.com),
one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail
Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA),
the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More
than 8 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities
across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to
consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health
and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,173 drugstores
with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico
and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens digital business includes
Walgreens.com, drugstore.com, Beauty.com, SkinStore.com and
VisionDirect.com. Walgreens also manages more than 400 Healthcare Clinic
and provider practice locations around the country.

ABOUT PEOPLE’S CHOICE

Now in its 42nd year, the People’s Choice Awards is the only
major awards show voted on entirely by the public for fan favorites in
movies, music, television and digital. The People’s Choice official
website at www.PeoplesChoice.com houses
the voting platform where fans determine the nominees and winners for
the annual awards show. Every year, potential nominees are determined by
national ratings averages, box-office grosses, music & gaming sales,
social activity and PeoplesChoice.com data, then vetted through E-Poll
Market Research. Fred Nelson is the President of People’s Choice, and
serves alongside Mark Burnett and Jane Mun as Executive Producers of the
awards show. The awards show, and digital, mobile and social extensions
of the brand are owned by Procter & Gamble, and produced by United
Artist Media Group (UAMG) a joint venture among MGM, Mark Burnett, Roma
Downey and Hearst Corporation. MGM will serve as the international
distributor.

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Contacts

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2016
Slate PR
Andy Gelb / Rachael
Trager, 310-461-0111
andy@slate-pr.com
/ rachael@slate-pr.com
or
People’s
Choice
Johanna McCabe, 212-969-7515
Johanna@uamg.com