The following is a sponsored post by Walgreens & the Way to Well health tour. Walgreens had no previous knowledge I pretty much LIVE at the corner of happy & healthy and all opinions are my own.
When presented with an opportunity I know immediately if it’s a fit.
As soon as I was contacted about the Walgreens Way To Well bus tour, I knew Id say yes for two reasons.
First, this misfit LOVES her Walgreens.
Some women adore fancy shops–the Husband knew Id be overthemoon our new Oakland home is walking distance to the ‘Greens. Vitamins, snacks, nail polish, toys, gifts, cards, protein bars all under the same roof? Whats not to love?!
The second more important reason is the Way to Well tour was created for similar reasons to why I launched MizFit. I wanted to giveaway my knowledge to people who might not have the funds for a trainer. Walgreens started the tour to bring *free* health testing to communities with high incidence of the leading diseases & uninsured/unemployed members.
The tests, valued at over 100 dollars, include: total cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, body composition, skeletal muscle, resting metabolism, visceral fat, real body age and body weight.
I was honored to be invited to attend the 10,000th event (!) and share my healthy living knowledge with my community.
And yes. As soon as she heard—the child announced she was coming, too. We all love Walgreens around here.
The Way to Well event was amazing.
Everyone was excited to get started serving the community.
It isnt overstating to say we knew we had the opportunity to change lives through the tests offered and information shared.
They initiated me into the Way to Well tour crew:
Next we headed inside the bus.
The doctors office on wheels behemoth where the testing takes place. I walked through each testing module & saw not only were participants assessed–they were given privacy and undivided attention as they were evaluated.
And then I was set free.
I mingled and shared healthy living tips.
I chatted with one woman about N.E.A.T. and helped her realize there were ways to squeeze calorie burning into her crazybusy life.
Another man & I brainstormed healthy eating options he could find inside Walgreens—somewhere he said he stopped virtually daily already.
More than anything I was moved by the stories.
One couple drove from over an hour away determined to get the health tests as they’d missed the bus last time it was here.
Another woman shared with me how glad she was for the Way to Well health tour stop in Oakland because for the past two years she’d thought she might have diabetes.
I felt proud of my Oakland community and grateful to play even a small part in the Walgreens Wellness Tour 10,000th event.
The event I attended is part of Walgreens’ Way to Well Commitment®. A $100 million initiative to improve the everyday health of Americans nationwide.
I knew I loved my Walgreens.
I just hadnt realized how much they loved me–the royal ME. the nationwide consumer ME.—back.
- Do you think it’s important for stores to invest in the community around them?