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Sam's Club Focuses On Women's Health Awareness For October Free Health Screening Event

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Sam's Club is offering women's health screenings to members and non-members Saturday, Oct. 12 from 11a.m. to 3p.m. The screenings are free and available to the public at all 576 Sam's Club locations with a pharmacy.

As part of the day's preventive health screenings, Sam's Club will give away more than 25,000 breast self-exam kits. Sam's Club will also be conducting preventive thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) testing that measures thyroid hormone levels in women and identifies overactive and underactive thyroid glands, which can be the root of various health problems. The free health screening event features tests valued up to $200, including:

  • Take-home breast self-exam gel packs
  • TSH testing
  • Blood pressure
  • Total Cholesterol
  • HDL (good cholesterol)
  • Glucose
  • Body mass index
  • Vision (Not available in all locations)

"Sam's Club is proud to have provided more than 700,000 women's health screenings last year, and is pleased to again offer a free health resource during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to women in communities nationwide," said Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president, Sam's Club Health and Wellness. "It is critical for women to stay on top of their health."

Hosting free monthly health screenings is only one way Sam's Club Pharmacy provides savings and preventive care to each community it serves. Sam's Club offers $4/ $10 generic prescription prices to the public, and Sam's Plus and Sam's Business members receive an additional 8 percent on name-brand prescriptions, 40 percent on generics not part of the $4/ $10 generic prescription program and access to the Extra Value Drug Program, featuring 10 to 30 percent savings on select name-brand and generic prescriptions. Restrictions apply. 

Sam's Club features pharmacy benefits and health tips about women's health and the importance of regular check-ups in the September/ October 2013 issue of Healthy Living Made Simple magazine. With a circulation of 8 million, the highest of any health-focused publication, Healthy Living Made Simple is available at Sam's Club Pharmacy, Member Service counters and online at SamsClub.com/healthyliving.

About Sam's Club ® Sam's Club ®, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is the nation's eighth largest retailer and a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products and services to more than 47 million members in clubs across the U.S., as well as in Brazil, China and Mexico. Sam's Club members averaged savings of 33 percent versus traditional retailers. 1 To learn more about Savings Made Simple ®, visit the Sam's Club Newsroom, shop at SamsClub.com, and interact with Sam's Club on Twitter and Facebook.

1 Based on estimated annualized savings on items Members purchased in select categories derived from a survey conducted in 30 U.S. markets between 2/25/2013 and 3/15/2013 comparing our regular unit prices to regular and shelf-visible sale and loyalty discount unit prices of selected non-club competitors, including but not limited to grocery stores and mass retailers but excluding Walmart ®. Local savings for individual customers vary. For more information, please send requests to the attention of Sam's Club Member Services, 2101 SE Simple Savings Drive, Bentonville, AR 72716-0745.

SOURCE Sam's Club

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