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July 15, 2014

American Diabetes Association is Collaborating with Walgreens on its Balance® Rewards Program

I am pleased to announce the American Diabetes Association’s collaboration with Walgreens, a National Strategic Partner of the Association, and its Balance® Rewards program to help further the movement to Stop Diabetes.

Walgreens purpose is to help people get, stay and live well, which inspired the organization to create its Balance® Rewards program. It’s the first loyalty program that rewards consumers for their healthy choices made every day such as walking, running, weight management and testing blood pressure and blood glucose.  In addition, for every person that joins the Balance Rewards program viadiabetes.org/pr-rewards, Walgreens will donate $1 to the American Diabetes Association through December 31, 2014, up to $50,000.

“Walgreens plays an integral role in the advancement of our mission and our movement to Stop Diabetes. Leading a healthy and active lifestyle are key components for those who are at risk for or live with type 2 diabetes,” said Larry Hausner, CEO, American Diabetes Association. “We are proud to be collaborating with Walgreens to get the word out about such an exciting program that will not only get people to make better choices, but it will help the Association raise critical funds to help further our movement to stop this deadly disease.”

The year-round relationship with Walgreens and the American Diabetes Association, which kicked off in November during American Diabetes Month®, continues with Walgreens participating in the Association’s educational event – American Diabetes Association EXPO – in seven cities nationwide.  They also help raise awareness about American Diabetes Association Alert Day® by encouraging their customers to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for type 2 diabetes.  Walgreens also promotes the importance of physical activity by participating in Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes® events across the country.

Special thanks to Christine Feheley, Managing Director, Communications and the rest of the Marketing Communications team that includes Anna Baker, Senior Manager, Communications/Social Media, Quyen Dinh, Manager, Integrated Marketing, Angela Murray, Associate Director, Field Communications and Christina Schnoor, Manager, eCampaigns for their work in promoting this collaboration. Thanks also to David McShea, Managing Director, Special Events, for guidance related to Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes and to Jo Diehl, Director, Client Services for project coordination.

Sincerely,

Nancy Stinson Harris
Vice President, Corporate Alliances & Associate Publisher

July 10, 2014

American Diabetes Association is Collaborating with Walgreens on its Balance® Rewards Program

I am pleased to announce the American Diabetes Association’s collaboration with Walgreens, a National Strategic Partner of the Association, and its Balance® Rewards program to help further the movement to Stop Diabetes.

Walgreens purpose is to help people get, stay and live well, which inspired the organization to create its Balance® Rewards program. It’s the first loyalty program that rewards consumers for their healthy choices made every day such as walking, running, weight management and testing blood pressure and blood glucose.  In addition, for every person that joins the Balance Rewards program viadiabetes.org/pr-rewards, Walgreens will donate $1 to the American Diabetes Association through December 31, 2014, up to $50,000.

“Walgreens plays an integral role in the advancement of our mission and our movement to Stop Diabetes. Leading a healthy and active lifestyle are key components for those who are at risk for or live with type 2 diabetes,” said Larry Hausner, CEO, American Diabetes Association. “We are proud to be collaborating with Walgreens to get the word out about such an exciting program that will not only get people to make better choices, but it will help the Association raise critical funds to help further our movement to stop this deadly disease.”

The year-round relationship with Walgreens and the American Diabetes Association, which kicked off in November during American Diabetes Month®, continues with Walgreens participating in the Association’s educational event – American Diabetes Association EXPO – in seven cities nationwide.  They also help raise awareness about American Diabetes Association Alert Day® by encouraging their customers to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for type 2 diabetes.  Walgreens also promotes the importance of physical activity by participating in Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes® events across the country.

Special thanks to Christine Feheley, Managing Director, Communications and the rest of the Marketing Communications team that includes Anna Baker, Senior Manager, Communications/Social Media, Quyen Dinh, Manager, Integrated Marketing, Angela Murray, Associate Director, Field Communications and Christina Schnoor, Manager, eCampaigns for their work in promoting this collaboration. Thanks also to David McShea, Managing Director, Special Events, for guidance related to Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes and to Jo Diehl, Director, Client Services for project coordination.

Sincerely,

Nancy Stinson Harris
Vice President, Corporate Alliances & Associate Publisher

November 6, 2013

Walgreens is Helping Out in a Big Way!

The American Diabetes Association is excited to announce that Walgreens is continuing their support for the Association as a National Strategic Partner. To kick off the collaboration, Walgreens will be conducting a pin pad donation campaign this November during American Diabetes Month®From now until Nov. 30, participate at your local Walgreens by donating $1, $2, $5 or $10 when you use a debit or credit card, and help raise critical funds for resources and educational programs in local communities.

In addition, as part of their renewed commitment to the Association, Walgreens will help the Association throughout 2014 to educate the public about risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes and provide support for tools and resources to help those with the disease better manage it. Walgreens will participate in the Association’s educational event, America Diabetes Association EXPO® and American Diabetes Association Alert Day®.

September 25, 2013

2013 DFW Step Out – September Incentives

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2013 DFW Step Out: Walk/Run to Stop Diabetes

November 16th at QuickTrip Park, Grand Prairie

Team Incentive

Any team that has raised $5,000 or more by Monday, Nov 11th will get their own luxury suite at QuickTrip Park with special food on Walk day. Feel free to decorate your suite (either Friday afternoon or early Saturday morning). What better way to enjoy Step Out than in the company of your friends/family/co-workers. Be sure to pass along this team luxury suite incentive to ensure your team reaches this goal.

We’ve got a GREAT giveaway this month!

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From September 15th, until October 15th, for every $100 you raise towards Stopping Diabetes, you will earn an entry into our chance drawing for 2 Round Trip Coach Airline Tickets Courtesy of American Airlines to a destination in the Continental United States, Caribbean, Canada, Bahamas, Bermuda or Mexico!**

**Employees of American Airlines (AMR), are not eligible to participate in the airline tickets incentive.

 

Only one week remains! September is The Month to sign up for Step Out!

Walgreens

During the month of September, Walgreens will be matching each donation received at the time of registration, for a maximum total donation of up to $50,000!

That’s right! By getting your friends and family to register and make a personal donation today they’ll be making twice the impact due to the generosity of Walgreens’ matching gift.

Please note: All walkers must register. La Madeleine is providing breakfast so we need everyone to register online so they know how much delicious food to bring. Register at: http://www.diabetes.org/stepoutdfw

Why do you walk

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.

Mike Brin

Associate Director – Step Out

American Diabetes Association – North Texas Office

Phone: 972.392.1182 ext 6118 Email: mbrin@diabetes.org

 

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September 25, 2013

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

Walgreen Moves Health Coverage To Private Exchange

Walgreen Co. is joining a growing push from big businesses to shift more responsibility for finding insurance onto their employees as health care costs continue to climb.  The nation’s largest drugstore chain said Wednesday that it will send workers to a private health insurance exchange where they will pick from as many as 25 plans instead of having the company give them two to four options.  Employers normally pay most of the coverage cost, and Walgreen’s contribution toward the benefit won’t change. It said the move will give its workers more choices and help them become better consumers.  “I think the only way to drive down costs in the health care space is to have the consumer buying the health care be knowledgeable and educated and understand what they are buying, “ said Tom Sondergeld, Sr. Director of Health and Well-Being.

Employers have struggled for years with health care costs that climb faster than inflation and consume growing portions of their budgets. More are starting to veer from the decades-old practice of offering workers only a plan or two with benefits the employee might not want.

Walgreen shares hit an all-time high of $55.73 Wednesday before closing up 71 cents at $55.63. Since November 2012, the stock has risen 75 percent.

Taken from the Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/business/headlines/20130918-walgreen-to-have-its-employees-do-the-shopping-for-health-coverage.ece
http://www.dallasnews.com/business/headlines/20130918-walgreen-to-have-its-employees-do-the-shopping-for-health-coverage.ece
Workplace Wellness Programs

The Affordable Care Act creates new incentives to promote employer wellness programs and encourage employers to take more opportunities to support healthier workplaces. Health-contingent wellness programs generally require individuals to meet a specific standard related to their health to obtain a reward, such as programs that provide a reward to employees who don’t use, or decrease their use of, tobacco, and programs that reward employees who achieve a specified level or lower cholesterol. Under final rules that take effect on January 1, 2014, the maximum reward to employers using a health-contingent wellness program will increase from 20 percent to 30 percent of the cost of health coverage. Additionally, the maximum reward for programs designed to prevent or reduce tobacco use will be as much as 50 percent. The final rules also allow for flexibility in the types of wellness programs employers can offer. For more information and to view the final rules, visit www.dol.gov/ebsa.

November 1, 2012

November Walgreens Customer Giving Campaign

Make sure you visit your local Walgreen’s during the month of November as the entire month represents their customer pin-pad giving campaign.  All customers will be asked via the credit card terminal if they would like to donate to the American Diabetes Association.  All Walgreen’s in North Texas and nationwide will be conducting this campaign so the dollars raised represents a significant amount for the Association.  Please thank them for all of their support!

October 24, 2012

Walgreens Stepping Up to the Plate for Step Out

Last week, Walgreens rallied its employees to raise over $2,500 for the American Diabetes Association with a team softball tournament in Arlington.  “Over 100 employees attended the event and we are looking forward to doing it again next year,” says team captain and Walgreens Community Leader Sarah Milford.   Team Walgreens is really “stepping up to the plate” this year with their fight against diabetes and aims to raise over $50,000 for the Association’s North Texas Chapter.  Make sure you visit Walgreens in the month of November as each store will be raising funds for the American Diabetes Association through their customer pin pad giving campaign.

Haven’t yet registered for Step Out – click the link and register today!  www.diabetes.org/stepoutdfw.  Less than 3 weeks left until November 10th.

October 3, 2012

Feria de Salud a Huge Success!

About 1000 people attended the American Diabetes Association’s Feria de Salud, a Hispanic health and wellness festival at Kidd Springs Park in Oak Cliff on Sept. 22, 2012. Hundreds were screened for glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol, and more, thanks to Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, Walgreens and several other clinics. There was also a food demonstration and nutrition class as well as a myriad of vendors located outside in the park. People enjoyed the entertainment as well.

The Feria de Salud was presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Colgate Total, Covance, South Texas Dental, City of Dallas, Univision Radio and Television, United Health Care, and Walgreens.

April 4, 2012

Improving Outcomes of People with Diabetes and Prediabetes

CheckUp America Community Event Pilot Kicks Off in Dallas

The CheckUp America community event pilot program kicked off this month at three Dallas Mavericks basketball games. The events are designed to create awareness for type 2 diabetes and measure outcomes associated with diabetes risk.

The American Diabetes Association had a booth on the concourse to distribute Diabetes Risk Tests and other prevention materials. Fans could register to win autographed Mavericks gear and foam Stop Diabetes® hands. In addition, local Walgreens pharmacists performed blood pressure screenings.

“We had a great presence at all three games,” said Quin Neal, Senior Executive Director, North Texas. “CheckUp America PSAs played on the jumbotron, Stop Diabetes signage directed people to our booth and hundreds of visitors were able to take the Diabetes Risk Test.”

The CheckUp America community events fall in line with the Association’s strategic goal to double the number of people who know they are at risk for type 2 diabetes by 2015. The events were sponsored by Walgreens and Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

March 29, 2012

Visit us at Festival De Los Mavs

You still have one more chance to participate in American Diabetes Association Alert Day activities.  This Saturday from 2-9 p.m., the American Diabetes Association North Texas office will be at Festival De Los Mavs at the American Airlines Center. Visit our CheckUp America booth to receive important diabetes information for you and your family.  Plus register for giveaways.  Join us while we celebrate the Dallas Mavericks with an afternoon of live entertainment, autograph sessions, food and more. Support for the booth is provided by Walgreens and Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

 

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