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AARP/Walgreens Wellness Tour rides again

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Beginning in mid-March, the AARP/Walgreens Wellness Tour will embark on another 10-month tour to provide an expected $14 million worth of free health tests.

The national mobile tour will conduct free health-testing events in communities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. The free tests — which include total cholesterol levels, blood pressure, bone density, glucose levels, waist circumference and body mass index — are valued at $100 per person and may help provide adults with a critical foundation for early disease detection and prevention.

"During previous tours, I've seen how these free tests can be a life-saving resource," stated Greg Wasson, Walgreens president and CEO. "This campaign will help a tremendous number of people improve their lives through greater access to health resources, particularly for those most in need."

The AARP/Walgreens Wellness Tour is comprised of nine custom-equipped buses with a dedicated trained staff that travels separate routes canvassing the country. Each bus will spend several days in designated cities providing free services at local events, community centers, Walgreens store locations and other select locations to make health tests more accessible to the community.

Tests are available to adults ages 18 years and older. After the tests are performed, a pharmacist or trained staff member will provide the results and review them with the consumer. Visitors also will have access to free educational information on a variety of health-and-wellness issues available in both English and Spanish. Consumers are encouraged to report their test results to their doctor or healthcare provider so they may discuss any concerns with them.

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