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Walgreens continues its partnership with the Detroit Lions as the team's official pharmacy

Posted Oct 28, 2013

Walgreens and the Detroit Lions extend their partnership, continuing to bring preventative healthcare resources and charitable programs to disadvantaged and at-risk families throughout Metro Detroit

DETROIT — The Detroit Lions and Walgreens announced today an extension of Walgreens as the Official Pharmacy of the Detroit Lions. Walgreens also remains the presenting sponsor of the team’s Living for the City Health & Wellness community initiative that brings preventive healthcare resources and charitable programs to disadvantaged and at-risk families throughout Metro Detroit.

The Detroit Lions’ Health & Wellness community program is a central component of their Living for the City initiative that is focused on sustainable community health, wellness and development.

As the official pharmacy of the Detroit Lions, Walgreens will also have: camera-visible signage during games and events at Ford Field, on-site displays at select events and a mix of marketing rights and in-stadium assets and promotion at the Club level.

Walgreens has 155 stores in the Metro Detroit area and offers a full range of health and wellness services. As presenting sponsor of the Living for the City Health & Wellness program, they will strengthen efforts to improve the health and wellbeing in the Detroit community.

2013 FLU IMMUNIZATION TOUR SCHEDULE

The Detroit Lions and Walgreens are continuing their partnership with the 2013 flu immunization tour at a Walgreens store in Waterford (20 S. Telegraph, Waterford Township) on Tuesday, October 22 at 3 PM.

Former Detroit Lions tackle and seven-time Pro Bowler, Lomas Brown, will be in attendance to encourage fans to stay healthy this flu season and get immunized at Walgreens. There will be a media opportunity with players from 3:15 – 3:30 PM.

Tuesday’s event will be the first of ten over the next month featuring Lions’ alumni at select Walgreens stores throughout Metro Detroit. Full schedule below:

DateStoreTimePlayer
Tues., Oct. 22, 2013 20 S. Telegraph Rd., Waterford Township, MI 48328 3:00 PM Lomas Brown
Thurs., Oct. 24, 2013 30852 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak, MI 48073 3:00 PM Greg Landry
Mon., Oct. 28, 2013 2050 Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48307 3:00 PM Doug English
Wed., Oct. 30, 2013 16741 Canal Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48038 3:00 PM Herman Moore
Tues., Nov. 5, 2013 21790 21 Mile Rd., Macomb Township, MI 48044 3:00 PM AL "Bubba" Baker
Thurs., Nov. 7, 2013 5709 S. Telegraph Rd., Dearborn Heights, MI 48125 3:00 PM Charlie Sanders
Tues., Nov. 12, 2013 1765 Fort St., Lincoln Park, MI 48146 3:00 PM Cory Schlesinger
Thurs., Nov. 14, 2013 25015 Little Mack Ave., St Clair Shores, MI 48080 3:00 PM Eddie Murray
Tues., Nov. 19, 2013 2821 E. Highland Rd., Highland, MI 48356 3:00 PM Jim Arnold
Thurs., Nov. 21, 2013 6331 East Jefferson Ave., Detroit, MI 48207 3:00 PM Mel Farr

ABOUT LIVING FOR THE CITY

Living for the City is the philanthropic program of The Detroit Lions. Its goal is to support transformational efforts that improve the well-being of metro Detroit’s underserved communities. Living for the City focuses on sustainable health and wellness initiatives and community development.  Living for the City supports organizations that pursue integrated approaches to physical fitness, healthy eating, housing, land use and environmental planning, public transportation, community infrastructure, and aligned workforce opportunities. For more information, please visit www.detroitlions.com/community.

ABOUT THE DETROIT LIONS

The Detroit Lions are a professional American football team based in Detroit, Michigan. They are members of the North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL), and play their home games at Ford Field in downtown Detroit. The team located to Detroit in 1934 and are the National Football League's fifth oldest franchise. The Detroit Lions finished the 2011 regular season with a 10-6 record and earned a berth in the NFL playoffs. In addition to professional football, the Detroit Lions have a very visible and active community relations role in the Detroit area. With a focus on health and wellness and community revitalization, the Lions have contributed $6.2 million through philanthropic efforts since 1991. For more information visit www.DetroitLions.com.

ABOUT WALGREENS

As the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2012 sales of $72 billion, Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) vision is to become America’s first choice for health and daily living. Each day, Walgreens provides 6 million customers the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice in communities across America. Walgreens scope of pharmacy services includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail service, along with respiratory services. These services improve health outcomes and lower costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector. The company operates 7,944 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Take Care Health Systems is a Walgreens subsidiary that is the largest and most comprehensive manager of worksite health and wellness centers and in-store convenient care clinics, with more than 700 locations throughout the country.

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