CAMP HILL, Pa. Rite Aid on Monday announced that it again is supporting the American Heart Association’s "Go Red For Women" movement by providing free heart health guides in all of its stores nationwide now through March and online at RiteAid.com/health/.
More than 4,800 Rite Aid stores also will help raise funds for AHA by collecting customer donations of $1 or more for red dress paper pinups from Jan. 31 to March 6. Pinups include six detachable money-saving coupons.
The 16-page heart health guide includes information about heart health at different ages, the dangers of heart disease and specific advice, including how to recognize a heart attack or stroke; the importance of controlling high cholesterol; and strategies to help reduce high blood pressure.
"Rite Aid's most important goal as a network of neighborhood pharmacies is to empower its patients to take charge of their overall health and wellness,” stated Rite Aid EVP pharmacy Robert Thompson. “This entails more than just remembering regular checkups and taking medications appropriately as prescribed," he said. "The research behind our heart awareness initiatives with the American Heart Association clearly shows how a little bit of lifestyle change literally can add years to a patient's life."
Rite Aid's focus on heart health is part of its year-long commitment to patient health and wellness. Each year Rite Aid offers free information, answers and guidance on health-and-wellness topics including diabetes, allergy awareness, skin care, oral health and weight management.