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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Diabetes Association on Thursday announced that Walgreens will become a national strategic partner, and that the national drug store chain again is working with the association as one of its partner charities within "Walgreens Way to Well Commitment" — a four-year, $100 million health-and-wellness initiative.
As part of the initiative, Walgreens will continue to help stop diabetes by supporting the American Diabetes Association's Type 2 diabetes prevention initiative for consumers, CheckUp America. In addition, Walgreens' funding will support expanded distribution of patient education materials and the development of a new national public service campaign to promote consumer awareness about the seriousness of diabetes and heart disease.
"Education is crucial for the prevention of Type 2 diabetes, and we are excited to have Walgreens on board to help us further our mission in stopping this deadly disease," stated Larry Hausner, CEO of ADA. "We have set a very comprehensive strategic plan and this initiative will help us achieve those goals by expanding our reach and impact in the communities we serve every day."