Walmart Teams up with American Diabetes Association® for Walmart Wellness Day

Retailer anticipates exceeding 1M free health screenings across four

BENTONVILLE, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The largest health fair in America will once again be coming to
communities across the country. During Walmart
Wellness Day
on June 17, Walmart will offer free health screenings
in its more than 4,600 locations across the country, from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. local time. This year, Walmart is helping to extend the event
beyond a single day by teaming up with the American Diabetes Association
to offer support to people who are at risk for developing type 2

According to the American Diabetes Association, one in 11 Americans has
diabetes today, and 86 million more – about one in three – are at risk
for developing type 2 diabetes. Following the June 17 Walmart Wellness
Day, the American Diabetes Association will follow up via email with
interested customers whose blood pressure and blood glucose tests
indicated they may be at a greater risk for diabetes, providing
suggested next steps and resources.

“We’re more committed than ever to serving as an open door to
affordable, accessible healthcare, and our Walmart Wellness Day program
is a key piece of that,” said George Riedl, senior vice president &
president, Walmart Health & Wellness. “We know that many of our
customers have learned about an existing health problem for the first
time at one our Walmart Wellness Day events, and that can be
overwhelming. Walmart is proud to be working with the American Diabetes
Association to offer even more support to customers who may find
themselves in this situation.”

Since its first Walmart Wellness Day event, the company has provided
nearly 1.1 million free health screenings to people across the country.
These events have helped countless individuals uncover existing health
problems, including high blood pressure, signs of diabetes and other
potential illness. Just this past January, free screenings topped

“An estimated 8 million people with diabetes are undiagnosed, and when
left untreated, diabetes can lead to serious health complications
including kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, blindness and
amputations,” says Tamara Darsow, PhD, senior vice president, research
and community programs for the Association. “We are excited to work with
Walmart on this initiative and encourage as many Americans as possible
to participate. Knowing your risk for diabetes is the first step to
being able to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.”

Future Walmart Wellness Days with the American Diabetes Association are
planned for September 2017, January 2018 and spring 2018.

Screening Information

Walmart Wellness Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time
on Saturday, June 17, in more than 4,600 Walmart stores across the
country. Free screenings will include blood glucose, blood pressure,
vision (select locations) and body mass index tests. Product samples
will be available, and more than 10,000 of Walmart’s licensed
pharmacists will offer immunizations in select stores.

About Walmart

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save
money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online,
and through their mobile devices. Each week, over 260 million customers
and members visit our 11,723 stores under 59 banners in 28 countries and
e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2017 revenue of
$485.9 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates
worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate
philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about
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