Sam's Club® Offers Free Heart Health Screening Event*
In-Club screenings available to Members and guests Saturday, February 9 from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Feb. 5, 2013
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the American
Heart Association, about every 25 seconds an American will experience a
coronary event, such as a heart attack or stroke. A simple step to preventing
cardiovascular disease is managing risk factors, including cholesterol, blood
pressure and blood sugar levels. On Saturday, February 9 from 11 a.m. to 3
p.m., Sam's Club is helping Members and guests in their quest to being heart
healthy, by offering free heart health screenings at the 563 Sam's Clubs with
The screenings include free in-Club health tests^** valued at up to $100,
oBody mass index (BMI)
"Sam's Club reinforces our commitment to health and wellness by educating our
communities about the importance of a healthy heart," said Jill
Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president, Sam's Club Health and Wellness. "In
honor of February's Heart Health Awareness Month, free Sam's Club health
screenings offer individuals the opportunity to manage their heart health by
first learning where they stand with several cardiovascular disease risk
With more than 2.2 million free health and wellness screenings provided in
U.S. Sam's Club locations since 2010, Sam's Club will continue to serve
communities with free screenings every second Saturday of the month through
October 2013. Free health screenings support Sam's Club commitment to build
awareness and provide solutions for healthy living to the communities we
serve. In 2012, Sam's Club Pharmacy program was ranked highest in customer
satisfaction among mass merchandiser pharmacies in the J.D. Power and
Associates 2012 U.S. Pharmacy Study^SM±.
Pharmacy patients can now take charge of their health with every Sam's Club
visit at the user friendly SoloHealth Station, an interactive, comprehensive
health and wellness screening kiosk found in all Sam's Club locations with a
pharmacy (563). The SoloHealth Station provides screenings for vision, blood
pressure, weight, and body mass index, as well as an overall health
assessment, free of charge.
Sam's Club also offers several hearty health tips in the January/February 2013
issue of Healthy Living Made Simple Magazine featuring heart healthy recipes
and tips on incorporating exercise into the daily routine. With the highest
circulation of any health focused publication at 8 million, Healthy Living
Made Simple is also available at Sam's Club Pharmacy, Member Service counters
and online at SamsClub.com/healthyliving. Members may visit this site or text
SCREEN to 72671 to receive monthly reminders about health screenings at
neighboring Sam's Club locations.^**
About Sam's Club^®
Sam's Club^®, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is the nation's
eighth largest retailer and a leading membership warehouse club offering
superior products and services to more than 47 million members in clubs across
the U.S., as well as in Brazil, China and Mexico. Members save an average of
34 percent over traditional retailers. To learn more about Savings Made
Simple^®, visit SamsClub.com, and look for Sam's Club on Twitter and Facebook.
±Sam's Club received the highest numerical score among mass merchandiser
pharmacies in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Pharmacy
Study^SM. Study based on 12,764 total responses, and measures 11 mass
merchandiser pharmacies. Proprietary study results are based on experiences
and perceptions of consumers surveyed July-August 2012. Your experiences may
vary. Visit jdpower.com.
^*Screenings are available only in Clubs with a Pharmacy. Screening types and
quantities may vary by state and Club. Limited quantities are available.
Membership not required.
^**Standard message/data rates may apply. Reply STOP to end or HELP for
assistance. Visit m.SamsClub.com/TermsOfUse for mobile terms and conditions.
SOURCE Sam's Club
Contact: Carrie Foster, Sam's Club, Carrie.Foster@samsclub.com,
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