Walgreens, Duane Reade to square off on ADA fundraising competition

NEW YORK — Walgreens and Duane Reade stores are facing off on a challenge regarding which banner can raise the most funds over a four-week period in the fall in support of the American Diabetes Association Greater New York City Area, the ADA announced Monday.

Duane Reade will conduct the campaign in October and Walgreens will conduct the campaign in November.

Duane Reade has a long history with the American Diabetes Association in New York, having participated in pin-up campaigns over the last few years with the highest total achieved being more than $200,000. Duane Reade also has been integral in the movement to stop diabetes through involvement in a wide variety of programmatic outreach, including the Feria de Salud health festival in the South Bronx.

Walgreens' acquisition of Duane Reade in 2010 has further strengthened both organizations’ commitment to health and wellness, the ADA noted. Walgreens also has developed a close relationship with the ADA as a National Strategic Partner supporting pin-up campaigns across the country and taking leadership roles on several community leadership boards throughout the association.

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