Walgreens, AARP partner on Way to Well Health Tour

April 3, 2012

In an extension of its health tours for underserved communities, Walgreens recently started the Way to Well Health Tour with AARP.

In an extension of its health tours for underserved communities, Walgreens recently started the Way to Well Health Tour with AARP.

From now through December, the tour will provide free tests, assessments, education, and consulting services to communities located predominantly in cities with the highest prevalence for leading diseases and unemployed populations.

All participants in the Way to Well Health Tour will receive a free, 1-year AARP membership. Those who are under the age of 50 can pass the free membership on to an eligible adult, and existing members will receive a 1-year extension on their current membership.

“The Way to Well Health Tour aims to bring free testing and health awareness directly to those who may otherwise not have the resources to affordable healthcare. Both Walgreens and AARP are dedicated to improving health and quality of life in communities across the nation,” Jim Cohn, a spokesperson for Walgreens, told Drug Topics.

The campaign specifically focuses on prevention and early detection of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.

Between February 1, 2012, and January 31, 2013, 1 cent from the purchase of every Walgreens brand health and wellness product – up to $3 million annually – will support Walgreens’ Way to Well Fund.

The tour includes 4 different vehicles that simultaneously tour separate regions of the United States and Puerto Rico.