Rite Aid is partnering with the American Heart Association and its “Go Red for Women” campaign by helping customers get heart smart with a free 12-page guide on heart health, available in all its pharmacies nationwide, and interactively online now through March 28. The stakes couldn’t be higher – an estimated 70,000 American women will succumb to heart disease in the next two months alone, according to the American Heart Association.  In addition to the heart health guide, online content available now through http://www.riteaid.com/health/heart includes:

  • The “Go Red for Women” heart checkup;
  • The American Heart Association’s heart profiler;
  • Information on the connection between gum disease and heart health;
  • Information on quitting smoking including an interactive timeline of health after smoking, a “smokulator” to tally smoke-free savings, and a customizable quitting plan including topics to discuss with your doctor or Rite Aid pharmacist; and
  • The Give Me 5 stroke warning signs.

To further bolster the fight against heart disease, Rite Aid again is raising money for American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” campaign, which aims to debunk the myth that heart disease is a “man’s disease” and to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke in women by 25 percent by 2010.  Rite Aid associates nationwide will sell red dress pin-ups throughout February for donations of $1 or more. In return, customers will receive coupons for heart healthy products and other items. Customers who buy $30 worth of select heart-related products will receive a “Heart and Soul” T-shirt through Rite Aid’s Single Check Rebate program. Special heart-healthy displays also are in stores featuring products such as aspirin and fish oil that may boost heart health.

On Feb. 6, Rite Aid associates across the country will “Go Red for Women” and show their support for the program by wearing red and donating to the American Heart Association.