Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Rite Aid is teaming up with LifeScan Inc, the maker of OneTouch Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems, to launch the Rite Track Diabetes Tour, which will provide free diabetes testing, resources, and materials to communities it serves across the Northeast during the months of November and December.
The tour kicks off in New York City on November 1, in honor of American Diabetes Month, at 11 a.m. at the Rite Aid located at 301 W. 50th Street. Celebrity chef Sam Talbot, who has Type 1 diabetes, will be on hand to share his own experience and give away signed copies of his newly published cookbook, The Sweet Life: Diabetes Without Boundaries.
In New York City and every tour stop, attendees can board the bus for a complimentary blood glucose test, and speak with a Rite Aid pharmacist about their test results and learn more about how Rite Aid can help them manage their diabetes. Free educational materials will also be available, along with product samples and special offers. Flu shots will also be available inside each Rite Aid pharmacy, subject to state regulations. Flu shots cost $27.99 each and are covered by many insurance plans, including Medicare Part B.
The Rite Track Diabetes Tour will also be making over 30 stops at select Rite Aid pharmacies in Boston, Buffalo, Harrisburg, Norfolk, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Washington, DC. Visit www.onetouch.com/RiteTrackTour
for more information.
“The Rite Track Diabetes Tour is a great way for us to offer additional support to people with diabetes, whether they’ve been living with diabetes for years or have just recently been diagnosed,” said Robert Thompson, Rite Aid executive vice president of pharmacy, in a statement
. “We want them to know they aren’t alone and that their Rite Aid pharmacists can help them successfully manage and live well with diabetes.”
The Rite Aid Foundation, Rite Aid’s not-for-profit foundation dedicated to helping people in the communities it serves, is making a $2,500 donation to the local chapter of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) serving the cities visited by the Rite Track Diabetes Tour, totaling $20,000. Rite Aid is a national sponsor of the ADA, which funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.
Rite Aid recently launched wellness+ for diabetes, a free program that offers exclusive resources and savings to people living with diabetes and their caregivers. To sign up for wellness+ for diabetes or to learn more about Rite Aid’s focus on diabetes management, visit www.riteaid.com