ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Diabetes Association on Tuesday announced that Walgreens has been named a National Strategic Partner of the American Diabetes Association, in recognition of its commitment to support the mission and the association's movement to Stop Diabetes.
The relationship kicks off this November during American Diabetes Month as Walgreens will be conducting a pin pad donation campaign when a debit or credit card is used for payment. In addition, Walgreens will be in seven cities across the country participating in the Association's educational event — America Diabetes Association Expo. They also will raise critical awareness about American Diabetes Association Alert Day and encourage their customers to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for type 2 diabetes.
Walgreens also will be promoting the importance of physical activity by participating in Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes events across the country.
"Through its support of the American Diabetes Association, Walgreens is helping to further our movement to Stop Diabetes and plays an integral role in the advancement of our mission," stated Larry Hausner, CEO, American Diabetes Association. "Education and awareness efforts are critical for those who are at risk for type 2 diabetes, as it helps to enhance the importance of leading a healthier lifestyle."
"We are honored to be recognized as a National Strategic Partner of the American Diabetes Association and we are committed to helping people get, stay and live well by raising awareness among our customers about the prevention and detection of type 2 diabetes," commented Kermit Crawford, president of pharmacy, health and wellness, Walgreens. "We are excited about the efforts and activities we have planned for next year with the [ADA] to help raise critical funds in support of their mission, and help educate our consumers about knowing their risk for diabetes and taking steps to prevent and manage their disease."