MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeScan, Inc., the maker of OneTouch® Brand Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems, has teamed up with Rite Aid to launch the Rite Track Diabetes Tour. Beginning on November 1, the start of American Diabetes Month, a mobile bus will travel to various Rite Aid pharmacies in eight cities in the Northeast to provide complimentary on-site blood glucose and A1c testing, educational materials and free product samples and offers for people with diabetes, or those at risk. There are nearly 26 million Americans who have diabetes, seven million of whom remain undiagnosed.
To kick off the Rite Track Diabetes Tour, celebrity chef Sam Talbot (1), who has type 1 diabetes, will be at the first stop, on November 1, at the Rite Aid pharmacy at 301 West 50th St. in New York City, from 11a.m. – 3 p.m. Talbot, executive chef at New York's Imperial No. Nine and Montauk's Surf Lodge, recently joined with the makers of OneTouch® Brand Meters to help people learn to manage their diabetes while living life without limits.
At the New York event, Talbot will discuss his own diabetes story and give away signed copies of his newly published cookbook, The Sweet Life: Diabetes Without Boundaries (Rodale, October 25, 2011).
In New York and in each city along the Rite Track Diabetes Tour, attendees can step into the bus to meet one-on-one with a registered nurse for complimentary blood glucose and A1c testing. Individuals can discuss their results with a Rite Aid pharmacist and learn more about diabetes and how to help manage the condition.
"We're pleased to be working with the makers of OneTouch® Products to bring the Rite Track Diabetes Tour directly to the people in the communities we serve," said Robert Thompson, Rite Aid Executive Vice President of Pharmacy. "As one of the most accessible healthcare professionals, we want people living with diabetes to know their Rite Aid pharmacist can help them successfully manage and live well with diabetes."
Current stops for the Rite Track Diabetes Tour include New York, Boston, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Washington, D.C., and Norfolk. A complete schedule of locations and dates is attached and also available at www.OneTouch.com/RiteTrackTour.
About LifeScan: LifeScan is the leading blood glucose monitoring company in the U.S. More than 5 million people in the U.S. depend on LifeScan's OneTouch® Brand Products for simple testing and accurate results to help them manage their diabetes. OneTouch is the most recommended brand of meters by healthcare professionals in the U.S., including endocrinologists, primary care physicians and diabetes educators. 97% of patients, including those with Medicare, are insured for OneTouch Brand Products according to MediMedia Formulary Compass, March 2011 and CMS Medicare Part B enrollment. For more information on diabetes care and OneTouch Products and services, visit www.OneTouch.com.
(1) Sam Talbot is compensated for his services as a consultant to LifeScan, Inc.Rite Track Diabetes Tour Schedule(Please note, all times are 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM unless otherwise noted)New York MetroTuesday, November 1, 2011
301 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10019Thursday, November 3, 2011
85-10 Northern Blvd.
Jackson Heights, NY 11372Friday, November 4, 2011
3823 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11235Saturday, November 5, 2011
2271 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314Sunday, November 6, 2011
Bayonne, NJ 07002Boston MetroTuesday, November 8, 2011
530 Somerville Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143Thursday, November 10, 2011
Everett, MA 02149Saturday, November 12, 2011
467 Salem Street
Medford, MA 02155Sunday, November 13, 2011
Revere, MA 02151Buffalo MetroTuesday, November 15, 2011
2887 Harlem Road
Cheektowaga, NY 14225Wednesday, November 16, 2011
3950 Union Road
Cheektowaga, NY 14225Thursday, November 17, 2011
2561 Union Road
Cheektowaga, NY 14227Pittsburgh MetroSaturday, November 19, 2011
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
3939 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201Sunday, November 20, 2011
2001 Lincoln Way
White Oak, PA 15131Monday, November 21, 2011
201 Devine Drive
Wexford, PA 15090Philadelphia MetroTuesday, November 29, 2011
5214-30 Baltimore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143Wednesday, November 30, 2011
4530 North 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140Thursday, December 1, 2011
9910 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19114Friday, December 2, 2011
510 East Baltimore Pike
Media, PA 19063Saturday, December 3, 2011
260 West Lehigh Avenue, #80
Philadelphia, PA 19133Harrisburg MetroMonday, December 5, 2011
4957 Carlisle Pike
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055Tuesday, December 6, 2011
65 Newberry Parkway
Etters, PA 17319Wednesday, December 7, 2011
3200 Market Street
Camp Hill, PA 17011Friday, December 9, 2011
30 Hunter Lane
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Washington, DC MetroTuesday, December 13, 2011
6053 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041Wednesday, December 14, 2011
2820 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204Thursday, December 15, 2011
1401 Rhode Island Avenue
Washington, DC 20018Norfolk MetroSaturday, December 17, 2011
7601 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23505Sunday, December 18, 2011
840 South Military Highway
Virginia Beach, VA 23464Monday, December 19, 2011
3600 Tidewater Drive
Norfolk, VA 23509
|SOURCE LifeScan, Inc.|
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