DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreen Co. and the National Urban League have brought back the Walgreens Wellness Tour for its ninth year.
The two have joined together for this community outreach program that is dedicated to providing free preventative and early detection health services to urban and at-risk communities across the country.
Through November, Walgreens will use the tour to help provide free health tests, assessments, education and consulting services to Americans in selected markets nationwide.
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. The health tests are administered by certified wellness staff and are available to adults 18 and older. Afterward, participants can consult with a Walgreens pharmacist or certified wellness staff about their results.
Since the tour’s launch in 2007, Walgreens has contributed more than $2.1 million to the National Urban League for continuously providing health services and awareness to its league affiliates across the country. In total over the last eight years, the tour has administered more than 570,000 health tests valued at $12.8 million.
“Walgreens’ relationship with the National Urban League empowers individuals with knowledge and resources for the prevention and early detection of today’s leading chronic diseases,” said John Gremer, Walgreens’ director of community affairs. “Together with the National Urban League, we are committed to providing urban and at-risk communities access to valuable health tests that deliver key insights and assist individuals in the pursuit of happier and healthier lives.”