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'AARP/Walgreens Wellness Tour' to Provide Free Health Screenings and Services
Date:4/14/2009

Fleet of Health Screening Vehicles Dispatched; Goal to Provide More Than $60 Million Worth of Free Health Screenings

NEW YORK, April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP and Walgreens (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG) today announced the launch of a two-year, national mobile health screening tour with a goal of providing more than $60 million worth of free health screenings. The AARP/Walgreens Wellness Tour, which aims to administer more than 2.5 million free screenings, kicks off in New York City's Rockefeller Plaza and for the next two years will conduct health screening events in more than 3,000 communities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. The free screenings -- which include total cholesterol levels, blood pressure, bone density, glucose levels, waist circumference and body mass index -- will help provide adults with a critical foundation for early disease detection and prevention.

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"We are pleased to team up with Walgreens to help provide important health screenings at a time when many cannot afford preventive health care," said A. Barry Rand, AARP's Chief Executive Officer. "It is clear the health crisis in our country has reached a critical point. AARP looks forward to helping Walgreens make these much-needed health screenings available to all, along with information that will greatly increase the chances for early detection of chronic disease and other potential health problems."

"During previous tours, I witnessed how these free screenings can be a life-saving resource. We're proud to carry on that tradition," said Greg Wasson, Walgreens President and CEO. "Joining with AARP for our renewed effort is perfect because of its dedication to improving lives and offering greater access to health resources, particularly among thos
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