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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!


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:

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:


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September 25, 2013


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
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

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!  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.


March 21, 2012

Check Up America Mavs Game Update

Our first Check Up America event at the Mavs game was a success!

Thanks to our friends at Walgreens we had 100 paper risk tests distributed. We surpassed our goal of 50 blood pressure screening by preforming a total of 80! Thank you to everyone who stopped by!

Come by our booth located right off of the main entrance to the arena during the March 21st and 27th home games. We will be offering more free diabetes information and free blood pressure screenings. You can also register to win Mavericks gear. 

March 15, 2012

Going to a Mavs Game?

If you are attending one of the next three Dallas Mavericks home games, please be sure to say hello.  The American Diabetes Association will be hosting a CheckUp America booth on the concourse during the March 17, 21 and 27 home games. 

Stop by for free diabetes information and blood pressure screenings. Register to win a signed Mavericks item.  Support for the booth is provided by Walgreens and Janssen Pharmaceuticals.  


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