Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour With AARP Provides Communities With Free Health Tests

  Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour With AARP Provides Communities With Free
                                 Health Tests

Free Assistance to Communities Delivers on Way to Well Health Tour's
Commitment to Improve the Everyday Health of Americans Nationwide

Tour Incorporates Balance® Rewards Components Designed to Reward Healthy
Choices

PR Newswire

DEERFIELD, Ill., April 29, 2014

DEERFIELD, Ill., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Walgreens (NYSE: WAG)(Nasdaq:
WAG) announces the launch of the 2014Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with
AARP. For six years, Walgreens and AARP have conducted the community outreach
program  dedicated to providing free preventive and early detection health
services to communities across the country. Now through December, Walgreens
will use the tour to provide free health tests, assessments, education and
consulting services with a renewed commitment to the everyday health of
Americans nationwide.

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Additionally, the tour will provide important resources and incentives to help
participants continue on their way to healthier living. Walgreens will
introduce visitors to various aspects of Walgreens Balance® Rewards for
healthy choices, which is the first retail rewards program that not only
rewards you for your purchases, but also for the healthy choices you make
every day such as walking, running, weight management and testing your blood
pressure and blood glucose.

The health tour's bundle of free health tests and risk assessments is designed
to provide participants with personal health insights that may indicate
symptoms and potential risks for cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Tests
include total cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, body
composition, skeletal muscle, resting metabolism, visceral fat, real body age
and body weight*. Collectively the health tests, valued at over $100, are
administered to adults age 18 years and older by certified wellness staff and
can be completed in approximately 20 minutes. Afterward, participants consult
with a Walgreens pharmacist or certified wellness staff about his or her
results. This is a free service – insurance will not be billed.

"The free health tests offered provide valuable insight into your overall
health and wellness. They are a great way to learn how to make changes to
improve your health and reduce the risk of common chronic illnesses,"said
Harry Leider, M.D., Walgreens Chief Medical Officer. "Walgreens purpose is to
help people get, stay and live well and by providing these free
preventiveandearly detection health services, we aim toimprovethe everyday
health of Americans nationwide."

At the tour, not only will visitors learn about how Balance ^ Rewards gives
them points for healthy choices, but they also will receive tutorials on how
to use fitness devices and digital applications to help track their personal
health and fitness goals. Devices will be displayed and visitors will have
the opportunity to learn how to use the devices and how to sync them to
auto-log their healthy activities into their Balance Rewards account. Once
visitors are registered with a Balance Rewards account online, they can visit
the Walgreens Mobile App or Walgreens.com/HealthyChoices, where they can
monitor their progress, view earned points and connect with a virtual
community to stay motivated.

The Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP is one of the charitable
programs that is part of the Walgreens Way to Well Commitment^®, which began
in 2011 as a four-year, $100 million initiative to improve the everyday health
of Americans nationwide. The initiative also is dedicated to providing
accessible, affordable resources for prevention and early detection of chronic
diseases – heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Heart disease and cancer are
the two leading causes of death in the U.S., while diabetes is the nation's
fastest-growing disease over the past decade, according to the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention. Since its inception, the tour has delivered
more than four million health tests valued at almost $80 million.

All participants will receive a free, one-year AARP membership. Participants
under the age of 50 can pass the free AARP membership on to an eligible adult,
and existing members will receive a one-year extension on their current
membership. Also available with the tour are educational health and wellness
resources provided by AARP as well as other Walgreens Way to Well non-profit
partners.

"We are excited to once again work with Walgreens to bring this community
outreach program to communities in need nationwide," said John Wider,
President and CEO of AARP Services, Inc. "This tour continues to serve
America's growing population of people over 50, delivering critical insights
into their health so that they can live healthier lives."

The health tour is comprised of a fleet of four customized vehicles that will
simultaneously tour separate regions of the U.S. and Puerto Rico. To learn
when the Way to Well Health Tour is serving a neighborhood near you, visit
Walgreens.com/WaytoWell.

*Tests are available to ages 18 and over. Test results are not for diagnostic
or treatment purposes and are not conclusive as to the absence or presence of
any health condition. Recipients are encouraged to report test results to
their primary care provider. Pharmacist consultation with patient does not
constitute medical advice.

*Due to state and federal laws, points cannot be earned or redeemed on some
items, and points will not be earned in a transaction where Redemption Dollars
are used. Points will not be awarded to anyone who is currently, or was at any
time in the 6 months prior to purchasing Pharmacy Items, covered by Medicare,
Medicaid, Tricare or any other government-funded healthcare program. Pharmacy
Items must be purchased at participating Walgreens Drugstore, Rxpress, Duane
Reade, or Walgreens Pharmacy locations ("Participating Stores") to earn
points. Excludes Pharmacy Items purchased from AR, NJ or NY pharmacies and
prescriptions transferred to a Participating Store in AL, MS, OR or PR. At
Participating Stores located in AR, NJ, and NY where points cannot be earned
on Excluded Pharmacy Items, Balance Rewards Members will earn 10 points per $1
spent at those locations for every purchase of a non-prescription vitamin or
cough, cold, pain or sleep medication. For terms and conditions, visit
Walgreens.com/Balance.

Media Contacts:

Ashley Pabst
Marketing Werks
(312) 784-1667
apabst@marketingwerks.com

Emily Hartwig
Walgreens
(847) 315-3316
emily.hartwig@walgreens.com

David Allen
AARP
(202) 434-2577
dallen@aarp.org

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Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP delivers free health tests



A comprehensive weight analysis is one of the health tests assessed for free
on the Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP.



At the Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP, participants can consult
with a Walgreens pharmacist or certified wellness staff on the results of
their health tests.



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