Walgreens launches 'Way to Well' tour

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Tuesday announced the launch of the 2014 Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP, an outreach program that provides free preventive and early detection health services to communities across the country.

Walgreens will use the tour through December to provide free health tests, assessments and education and consulting services. The tour's bundle of free health tests and risk assessments is designed to provide community members with personal health insights that may indicate symptoms and potential risks for cancer, heart disease and diabetes, according to the company. The tests, which are collectively valued at more than $100, are administered to adults ages 18 years and older.

“The free health tests offered provide valuable insight into your overall health and wellness. They are a great way to learn how to make changes to improve your health and reduce the risk of common chronic illnesses,” said Harry Leider, M.D., Walgreens' chief medical officer. “Walgreens' purpose is to help people get, stay and live well, and by providing these free preventive and early detection health services, we aim to improve the everyday health of Americans nationwide.”

All participants will receive a free, one-year AARP membership. Those under the age of 50 years can pass the free membership along to an eligible adult. Existing AARP members will receive a one-year extension to their current membership.

“We are excited to once again work with Walgreens to bring this community outreach program to communities in need nationwide,” said John Wider, president and CEO of AARP Services. “This tour continues to serve America’s growing population of people [older than age] 50, delivering critical insights into their health so that they can live healthier lives.”

To find out when the Way to Well Health Tour is serving a neighborhood near you, visit Walgreens.com/WaytoWell.


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