Celebrating 50 years of making our communities well with 50 acts of wellness

Archive September, 2012


September29Saturday

Keeping Young Philadelphia Athletes on TOP of their Game

Philadelphia, PA

We ended our time in Philadelphia on September 29. It was a perfect day for football, and Rite Aid was there to cheer on the kids of Pop Warner. We brought Sports Team Kits, coolers packed with first aid supplies and other things teams need that coaches usually have to provide.

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September29Tuesday

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Garage Sale

Liverpool, NY

On September 29, Rite Aid associates of Liverpool, NY, donated merchandise to sell during a garage sale at their Customer Service Center. Over 30 associates donated, volunteered and participated in the event.

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September28Friday

Rite Aid Helps Philadelphia Seniors Breathe Easier

Philadelphia, PA

Knowledge is power in staying well at any age. On Friday, September 28, thanks to RA50, Philadelphia seniors learned how allergies change as you age – like developing new allergies you never had before.

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September27Thursday

Moving to the Philadelphia Beat

Philadelphia, PA

We took a tour of the city today – and couldn’t help but move to the Philadelphia beat! Thirty-eight youths from the Boys & Girls Club of Philadelphia joined America’s favorite fitness expert, Denise Austin, to perform fun exercise routines!

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September27Thursday

Healthy and Happy Start for New Families in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

The next stop for RA50 was to the Special Delivery Unit of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The first of its kind in the world, the Special Delivery Unit exclusively cares for babies born with a wide range of birth defects, such as spina bifida or congenital heart disease, who need specialized surgery either before or immediately after birth.

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September27Thursday

Rite Aid Says Thank You to Philadelphia’s Finest

Philadelphia, PA

Early this morning, RA50 arrived in Philadelphia and gave a big “thank you” to Philadelphia fire departments and their continued dedication to the communities they serve.

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September22Saturday

Keeping Young Athletes on TOP of their Game

Baltimore, MD

Our team handed out Sports Team Kits to all of the coaches stocked with first aid supplies, bottled water, healthy snacks, a $20 gift card and more as a thank you.

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September22Saturday

Baltimore Marathon Kids Kick-Off

Baltimore, MD

The Rite Aid Foundation is proud to announce a three-year presenting sponsorship of Baltimore Marathon Kids to keep kids moving toward a healthier future!

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September22Saturday

Rite Aid Associates Kickin’ it for Cancer

Liverpool, NY

Over 50 Rite Aid associates came together to play in the Kickin’ it for Cancer Tournament at the Syracuse Kickball Park. This effort to raise funds and awareness for cancer patients was supported by the Hematology Oncology associates in the Central New York Community.

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September22Saturday

“Rite Walkers” Walk to Cure Diabetes

Pittsburgh, PA

The “Rite Walkers”, a group of Pittsburgh Rite Aid associates, were Silver sponsors at the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes in Schenley Park on September 22. This event focused on raising awareness and funds for type 1 diabetes research.

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September21Friday

Building Self-Esteem for Baltimore Youth

Baltimore, MD

Our Rite Aid team delivered Teen Health & Beauty Kits filled with wellness, beauty and personal hygiene products to all the teen scholars of the Girls and Boys homes. The Girls Hope home has been featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and we had a red carpet tour.

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September21Friday

Healthy and Happy Start for New Families in Baltimore

Baltimore, MD

We kicked things off in Baltimore on September 21 with a visit to Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Harriet Lane Clinic. We brought 10 cribs filled with baby supplies as well as 100 New Family Kits, also stocked with baby essentials.

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September15Saturday

Rite Aid Station Visits the Latino Hispanic American Community Center Block Party

Harrisburg, PA

For our final stop in Harrisburg, we helped kick off Hispanic Heritage Month at the Latino Hispanic American Community Center Block Party on September 15. The Rite Aid Station offered free health screenings, flu shots, games, and healthy snacks to all attendees.

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September13Thursday

Rite Aid Associates Join Fifth Annual DVE Rocks for Children’s Radiothon

Pittsburgh, PA

On Thursday, September 13, three Rite Aid associates volunteered at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation with WDVE 102.5 FM for the Fifth Annual DVE Rocks for Children’s Radiothon, raising funds for the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation.

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September13Thursday

Keeping Harrisburg Students Healthy

Harrisburg, PA

RA50 moved on to the Harrisburg School District on September 13. We visited all 11 public schools in the district with essential supplies for the nurses in each school.

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September12Wednesday

Rite Aid Launches 50th Anniversary and RA50 – 50 Acts of Wellness Across the Country

Harrisburg, PA

We launched Rite Aid’s 50th Anniversary on September 12 with our first act of wellness – a day of saying “thank you” at the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg, just down the road from our headquarters.

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September6Thursday

Pharmacist Visits Preschool

Weirton, WV

Career ideas are limitless for most preschoolers; some even want to be dinosaurs when they grow up. However, Rite Aid Pharmacist Mike Mastrantoni of Weirton, WV, offered preschoolers a look into a more traditional profession during Career Day when he discussed the role of a pharmacist.

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