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Video: Walgreens to Provide $35 Million in Free Health Screenings with The Take Care Health Tour
Date:3/26/2008

12-month campaign is company's largest free health screening and service

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DEERFIELD, Ill., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Walgreens Take Care Health Tour launches this week to provide more than $35 million in free health screenings and services. The expanded 2008 program features 10 customized traveling education and health-screening vehicles, compared to the four-vehicle tour in 2007. This is the tour's fourth year of crossing the country.

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The Walgreens Take Care Health Tour is on a 300-city, 12-month nationwide health screening tour. The program will travel more than 240,000 miles to offer six free screenings, including total cholesterol levels, blood pressure, bone density, glucose levels, waist circumference and body mass index. The services are worth more than $115 in value and no appointment is necessary.

"Walgreens is dedicated to improving lives, and this tour will provide better health in communities across the country, particularly in areas most in need of affordable health care," said Walgreens President Gregory D. Wasson. "This is an exciting year for the tour because we're expanding our commitment to keeping people well and in control of their health. With the Take Care Health Tour, people across the country will have the opportunity to receive these important, life-saving screenings no matter what their income level. You can't put a price on wellness, so 'free' sounded pretty good to us."

The tour aims to bring free screening services and better health awareness to local communities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Many diseases can be detected through screenings long before any symptoms are noticed, making awareness the key to remaining healthy. This year, the tour plans to provide 1.5 million screenings, valued at more than $35 million. After receiving results, visitors are encouraged to see their doctor regarding any concerns.

Participating sponsors of the Walgreens Take Care Health Tour include: Eli Lilly and Company, LifeScan, Inc. (OneTouch), Johnson & Johnson (Tylenol, Pepcid, St. Joseph, Benadryl), GlaxoSmithKline (Nicorette and Alli) and Procter & Gamble (Actonel).

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About Walgreens

Walgreen Co. (NYSE, Nasdaq: WAG) is the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2007 sales of $53.8 billion. The company operates 6,237 stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico. Walgreens is expanding its patient-first health care services beyond traditional pharmacy through Walgreens Health Services, its managed care division, and Take Care Health Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary that manages 146 convenient care clinics at drugstores. Walgreens Health Services assists pharmacy patients and prescription drug and medical plans through Walgreens Health Initiatives, Inc. (a pharmacy benefit manager), Walgreens Mail Service, Inc., Walgreens Home Care, Inc. and Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy LLC. More information about Walgreens is available at Walgreens.com.


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