October 7, 2008
Rite Aid Pharmacies
The American Diabetes Association estimates that 23.6 million children and adults in the United States living with diabetes, and 5.7 million of them don't even know it. That's why Rite Aid has teamed up with the American Diabetes Association and dLife to increase awareness and educate its patients on this ever-growing epidemic. Patients can receive free information on preventing, managing and living with diabetes at all Rite Aid stores and online at www.riteaid.com and www.riteaiddiabetes.com.
Developed with the American Diabetes Association, the 16-page Diabetes Guide identifies the risk factors for pre-diabetes and diabetes. It includes important information on weight management and eating smart and features diabetes-friendly recipes. The guide also provides advice and safe treatment options on health conditions like gum disease, dry eyes, wound and foot care, all of which can be especially harmful to people with diabetes if left untreated.
From now through November, Rite Aid pharmacists will lead customers in 80 American Diabetes Association-sponsored walks across the country to raise money to help find a cure for diabetes. Customers can sign up to walk with or support their local Rite Aid team at all participating stores or by visiting www.riteaid.com/ADAwalk. Customers who participate as a Rite Aid team member and raise funds online will receive a free, one-time-use coupon for ten percent off a Rite Aid purchase.* In November, all Rite Aid stores will sell $1 American Diabetes Association pin-ups, with all proceeds going directly to the American Diabetes Association for diabetes research, information and advocacy initiatives. And on November 11 and 13, select Rite Aid stores will host Diabetes Solutions Days events, where patients can receive free blood pressure screenings, personal consultations with a Rite Aid pharmacist on managing diabetes and diabetic product samples. Patients can also enter for a chance to win a $50 gift card.
As a National Strategic Partner, Rite Aid works with the American Diabetes Association raising funds and awareness of diabetes. Rite Aid pharmacists are specially trained in diabetes care and are available to work one-on-one with patients to monitor glucose levels, answer questions, give advice on medications and new products and help make successful lifestyle changes. To date, Rite Aid has contributed over $1 million directly to the American Diabetes Association to support its mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
www.riteaiddiabetes.com, a Rite Aid Web site dedicated to diabetes education and awareness, is available year round. Whether you've just been diagnosed, care for someone with diabetes or are just interested in learning more, Rite Aid's comprehensive diabetes Web site features tips on managing and living with diabetes, educational articles on topics including nutrition, foot care and blood glucose monitoring, frequently asked questions and a section devoted to family and caregivers.
Through its partnership with dLife, a comprehensive resource for diabetes lifestyle information, the free online Rite for Diabetes program, was created. Membership is free and once enrolled, patients will receive a free e-newsletter and valuable savings, as well as lifestyle advice including access to Personal Menu Solutions, an online tool to help plan, track and maintain daily meals and exercise.
Rite Aid's focus on diabetes management is part of its yearlong commitment to patient health and wellness. Each year Rite Aid offers free information, answers and guidance on health and wellness topics including allergy awareness, skin care, oral care, weight management and heart health.
Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) is one of the nation's leading drugstore chains with more than 4,900 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company's website at http://www.riteaid.com.
*Customer team members must raise funds online in order to receive discount. Coupon valid 11/9/08 through 11/15/08. Coupon will be emailed directly to customer in advance. Discount not valid on sale-priced items, sale offers, prescription co-payments, cigarettes, alcohol, gift cards, lottery tickets, licenses, money orders, money transfers, prepaid cards, stamps, other mail services and items prohibited by law and may not be combined with any other offer.