ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Diabetes Association on Wednesday announced that Walgreens has reaffirmed its commitment as a National Strategic Partner and will continue to help the program Stop Diabetes by supporting the association's Type 2 diabetes prevention initiative for consumers called CheckUp America.
"Education is crucial for the prevention of type 2 diabetes," stated Larry Hausner, ADA CEO. "Since the alliance was formed in 2011, Walgreens has raised more than $1.6 million for the Association and has helped us reach out to communities with critical information through our educational initiatives."
Walgreens will support the expanded distribution of patient education materials and the development of a transit advertising campaign in select markets to encourage consumers to find out their risk for diabetes, ADA reported.
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. Walgreens will also be continuing its commitment to education by participating in select American Diabetes Association Expos — free events for the public featuring education about healthy eating, active living and changing the future of diabetes. In addition to its commitment in educating the public, Walgreens will again be a national sponsor of Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, and will encourage its employees to get out and walk as part of the Walgreens nationwide team for Step Out.