Thousands To Walk With Walgreens And Diabetes Research Institute Toward Better Health And A Cure For Diabetes

Thousands To Walk With Walgreens And Diabetes Research Institute Toward Better
                        Health And A Cure For Diabetes

PR Newswire

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., April 9, 2013

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Step by
step,Walgreensof South Florida and the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI)
Foundation are moving toward a cure for diabetes in a partnership that has
raised more than $700,000 to date.Thethird annual Walk with Walgreens Family
Fun Day and Health Fairwill take place on April 20 atSun Life Stadiumin
Miami Gardens, home to both the Miami Dolphins and the University of Miami
(UM) Hurricanes football teams.Additionally, throughout April, "scannables"
in the amounts of $1, $5 and $10 will be for sale in Walgreens stores from
Port St. Lucie down through the Keys. All proceeds will benefit theDiabetes
Research Instituteat UM's Miller School of Medicine.


New to the event this year, the Keep Believin' Half Marathon to Cure Diabetes
and a 5K Run, organized by Multirace, will coincide with the Walk. The courses
for each will end on the field of Sun Life Stadium, where participants can see
their faces on the video board. Activities on the field include:a Gatorade
Junior Training Camp with the Miami Dolphins, vintage car show, bounce houses,
carnival games, a sand castle exhibition, and much more! Miami Dolphins
alumnusJoe Rosewill kick off the event and be joined by other Dolphins
Alumni throughout the day.Radio iconJohn "Footy" Krosswill serve as emcee.

Walgreens Market VP Roy Ripak and DRI Foundation President and CEO Robert A.
Pearlman invite all of South Florida to walk side by side with them on April
20. They extend special thanks to presenting sponsors Listerine, Neutrogena
Suncare and Zyrtec for their support.

Anyone interested in creating or joining a team can stop by the closest
Walgreens store for a brochure or print one online. For those closer to Port
St. Lucie than Miami Gardens, a Walk with Walgreens Family Fun Day and Health
Fair will be held concurrently in Tradition Square, including a 5K run. For
more information on the event in either location, visit or call 1-800-321-3437.

Also "at the corner of happy and healthy" in stores from now through April,
Walgreens employees are asking customers if they would like to purchase a
"scannable," which features the DRIF logo. Customers can choose to purchase
one and write their name on top, as it will then be displayed on the store's
walls for all to see.

The Diabetes Research Institute leads the world in cure-focused research. As
the largest and most comprehensive research center dedicated to curing
diabetes, the DRI is aggressively working to shrink the timeline toward the
discovery of a biological cure for this disease. Having already shown that
diabetes can be reversed through islet transplantation, the DRI is building
upon these promising outcomes by bridging cell-based therapies with emerging
technologies. The Diabetes Research Institute was created for one reason – to
cure diabetes – which is and will continue to be its singular focus until that
goal is reached. For the millions of people affected by diabetes, the DRI is
the best hope for a cure. Learn more at

SOURCE Diabetes Research Institute Foundation

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