The Prevalence of Childhood Poverty is Not Well Understood by Many Americans, New Survey Shows

Approximately 1-in-5 children in the U.S. are living in poverty today, and even though this represents one of the highest childhood poverty rates among developed nations worldwide, almost half of Americans (49 percent of those surveyed) are unaware of the prevalence of childhood poverty in the U.S., based on a new national survey from Walgreens. The first “Every One Counts Survey,” released on the 22nd May, shows the importance of recognizing this issue in advance of Red Nose Day on May 24 – an event which helps to raise funds…

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Noses On! Walgreens Welcomes Red Nose Day Back to America as the Exclusive Retailer of the New Sparkle Red Nose

Walgreens proudly returns as the exclusive retailer of the Red Noses for the fourth annual Red Nose Day, helping raise funds to end child poverty, one nose at a time. This year’s iconic Red Nose will have an extra twinkle, as Walgreens introduces its first ever “Sparkle Red Nose.” The new edition – which people wear in support of the official Red Nose Day on Thursday, May 24 – hit store shelves at Walgreens and Duane Reade locations nationwide this morning, officially kickstarting the eight-week charitable campaign. From now until…

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Walgreens Expands #ItEndsWithUs Campaign to Educate Texas Teens on Opioid Awareness

Walgreens, announces its “#ItEndsWithUs” campaign is coming to Dallas to educate local teens on the opioid epidemic. As part of We Day Texas at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, thousands of local students will hear real stories of addiction and how Walgreens is taking action to combat the nation’s opioid epidemic. The #ItEndsWithUs campaign objective is to provide teens with resources and positive steps they can take in their community, which are all available at the #ItEndsWithUs hub at www.walgreens.com/itendswithus. The campaign will feature actor Brandon Larracuente from the Netflix…

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Zombies Invade Washington, D.C. Walgreens: truth® Protests Walgreens’ Sale of Tobacco Products, Urges Pharmacy Chain to Go Tobacco-Free

Pharmacies selling tobacco: it sounds like a retail oxymoron. That’s why truth, one of the largest and most successful national youth tobacco prevention campaigns, announced today its zombie-themed demonstration outside of Walgreens’ Washington, D.C. flagship store to symbolize the consequences of smoking and protest its sale of tobacco products. Despite significant progress in reducing the rate of youth smoking, tobacco use is still the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. According to a recent survey conducted by Truth Initiative, the national public health organization that…

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