TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (COPPS) has joined forces with the Walgreens Take Care Health Tour to provide health screenings and other services to Leon County and surrounding communities.
The Walgreens Take Care Health Tour is scheduled for Thursday, October 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on The Set on FAMU’s campus and Saturday, November 1 from noon to 7 p.m. at Howard Hall located at 1715 Wahnish Way. The tour is as part of a 300-city, 12-month nationwide health screening tour.
The expanded 2008 program will provide more than $35 million in free health screenings and features 10 customized traveling education and health-screening vehicles, compared to the four-vehicle tour in 2007. This is the tour’s fourth year of crossing the country.
The Walgreens Take Care Health Tour aims to bring free screening services and better health awareness to local communities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. The six free screenings take place inside the customized vehicle and include total cholesterol levels, blood pressure, bone density, glucose levels, waist circumference and body mass index. The services are worth more than $115 in value and no appointment is necessary.
Many diseases can be detected through screenings long before any symptoms are noticed, making awareness the key to remaining healthy. This year, the tour plans to provide 1.5 million screenings valued at more than $35 million. After receiving results, visitors are encouraged to see their doctor regarding any concerns.
“The Walgreens Company has been a longtime friend and supporter of the College of Pharmacy’s programs,” said Henry Lewis III, dean and professor, FAMU COPPS. “The Care Take Tour and the services that Walgreens provide are in keeping with the College’s mission. Therefore, we are elated to partner with Walgreens in the fight to alleviate diseases that disproportionately affect underserved communities.”
For the complete tour schedule, call toll free 1-866-484-TOUR or visit www.walgreens.com/takecare
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