Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with the National Urban League Provides Communities With Free Health Tests

  Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with the National Urban League 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., May 1, 2014

DEERFIELD, Ill., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Walgreens (NYSE:WAG) (NASDAQ:WAG)
and the National Urban League (NUL) announces the launch of the 2014Walgreens
Way to Well Health Tour with the National Urban League. For eight years,
Walgreens and the NUL have conducted the community outreach program  dedicated
to providing free preventive and early detection health services to urban and
minority 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.

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 NUL 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.

For the past eight years, Walgreens and the NUL have partnered together on the
community outreach program and since the tour's inception, Walgreens has
financially contributed nearly $2 million to the NUL for the continued use in
providing health services and awareness to their Urban League affiliates
across the country. In seven years, the tour has administered more than half a
million health tests valued at $11.9 million to communities throughout the
United States.

"Walgreens is committed to helping people get, stay and live well and the Way
to Well Health Tour is one of the ways we deliver on that promise," said John
Gremer, Walgreens Director of Community Affairs. "Together with the National
Urban League, the tour delivers on our pledge of providing urban and minority
communities in need with valuable health tests that deliver key insights into
their overall health and wellness, as well as providing resources for the
prevention and early detection of chronic diseases."

The tour will also continue to highlight the Urban League's health
initiatives, and will collaborate with Urban League affiliates to encourage
members of urban and minority communities to act as their own health advocates
by visiting the Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with NUL.

"The National Urban League is pleased to continue its eight-year partnership
with Walgreens on the Way to Well Health Tour," said Marc H. Morial, President
and CEO of the National Urban League. "We share in the tour's renewed
commitment to the every day health of Americans nationwide and are looking
forward to continuing to help urban and underserved communities with health
education, testing and awareness that is important to empowering communities
to live healthier lives."

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:

Cassie Sullivan
Marketing Werks
(312) 784-1746
csullivan@marketingwerks.com

Shana McNealy
The Walker Marchant Group
(202) 466-6040
shana@walkermarchant.com

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



Blood pressure is one of the ten key health indicators assessed for free on
the Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with NUL.



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



The free health tests offered at the Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with
NUL provide valuable insight into visitors' overall health and wellness.



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