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

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There are RA50 events going on all across the country. Want to know more about them? You’re in the right place. Read about all 50 events right here.


January1Tuesday

RA50 Wraps Up

Camp Hill, PA

Over the past few months Rite Aid has traveled across the country celebrating our 50th Anniversary with 50 Acts of Wellness. In each city, events addressed specific local community health and wellness needs. Check out this video for a compilation of our journey across the country, bringing wellness to all in our path

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November23Friday

Supporting Long-Term Rebuilding Needs in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Manhattan, NY

With Hurricane Sandy wreaking the second most damage of any storm in US history, the rebuilding efforts will clearly take years not months. As its 50th Act of Wellness, Rite Aid is donating $50,000 each to the Empire State Relief Fund and the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, both dedicated to supporting long term rebuilding efforts.

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November15Thursday

Caring for Caregivers – Stocking the “Company Stores” of North Shore LIJ Health System

Bayshore, NY

Our RA50 truck traveled from the heavily-damaged south shore of Long Island to several locations of Staten Island, site of the most Hurricane Sandy fatalities, to stock the free stores set up for hospital employees whose homes were damaged or destroyed. More than 500 of these valiant caregivers lost their homes. Pallet after pallet of […]

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November14Wednesday

Giving a Boost to Relief Efforts in Rockaway Point, NY

Rockaway Point, NY

With signs of the devastation from Hurricane Sandy still clearly visible, a tractor trailer loaded with donated products and a crew of more than 20 Rite Aid associates turned out to support the Breezy Point Cooperative Relief Center.

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November14Wednesday

Quickly Responding to Those Most in Need – Stocking the Relief Center at Floyd Bennett Field

Brooklyn, NY

Following the RA50 team’s efforts to stock the Relief Center in Rockaway Point, New York Officials reached out to Rite Aid for help in stocking another Relief Center – this one at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn. In less than 24 hours after the call for help, the Rite Aid truck arrived.

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November12Monday

Happy And Healthy Start For Military Families In Norfolk

Norfolk, VA

The final stop for RA50 was to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, a program that provides financial assistance and support to members of the Naval Services of the United States and their family members.

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November12Monday

Easing The Burden For Families With Sick Children

Norfolk, VA

The next stop for the RA50 team was Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters to deliver 50 New Family Kits filled with baby care essentials, such as baby bottles, diapers and wipes to families whose infants are being cared for at the hospital.

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November11Sunday

Keeping Young Norfolk Athletes On TOP Of Their Game

Norfolk, VA

RA50 partnered with the Norfolk United Soccer Club to help them stay on top of their game. Rite Aid delivered 20 coolers filled with essentials like first aid items, bottled water and healthy snacks, plus Rite Aid gift cards for coaches to help them refill the coolers throughout the season.

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November11Sunday

Rite Aid Lends A Hand To Operation Homefront And Welcomes Veterans Home

Norfolk, VA

Rite Aid celebrated Veterans Day by partnering with Operation Homefront, a program dedicated to providing unique and direct services to meet the needs of injured service members.

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November8Saturday

Moving To The Atlanta Beat

Atlanta, GA

Fitness expert Denise Austin joined us on our final RA50 stop in Atlanta to lead members of Girls, Inc., in an exercise flash mob at a local Rite Aid store.

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November8Thursday

Cold & Flu Crew Keeps Atlanta On The Go

Atlanta, GA

RA50’s Cold & Flu Crew took morning commuters by surprise on their way to work at Five Points Station, Atlanta’s main MARTA hub, when they handed out packets full of flu-fighting items.

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November8Thursday

Healthy And Happy Start For New Families In Atlanta

Atlanta, GA

The next RA50 stop was Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, where Rite Aid associates received a special tour of the children’s hospital and made a delivery to families whose infants are being cared for at the hospital.

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November7Wednesday

Rite Aid Raises Awareness During National Diabetes Month With Free Public Diabetes Screening

Atlanta, GA

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States; however, over the years it has ranked higher in Atlanta, sometimes topping the charts at number five. Many times those suffering from diabetes don’t yet know they have the disease. To help call attention to the high incidence of diabetes in Atlanta, Rite Aid associates helped connect residents to resources for healthier living.

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November7Wednesday

Rite Aid Helps Springdale Place Clinic Keep Healthy

Atlanta, GA

Today, RA50 delivered a healthy dose of wellness to Atlanta area families in need. We visited Springdale Place, a 24-hour facility to assist mothers in gaining and maintaining self-sufficiency.

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October31Wednesday

Taking Wellness – and Water- to Communities Immediate after Hurricane Sandy Struck

Staten Island, NY

With many NY and NJ residents in desperate need in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Rite Aid’s 50 Acts of Wellness took on a new meaning and focus. Immediately after the storm, The Rite Aid Foundation, store, field and supply chain teams mobilized to distribute free bottled water at five stores in the hardest hit areas.

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October31Wednesday

Scoops of Halloween Happiness for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Happy Halloween! Our RA50 team brought no tricks but lots of treats to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles with an ice cream social featuring everyone’s favorite: Thrifty Ice Cream, Rite Aid’s very own award-winning ice cream. Miss California 2012 Leah Cecil joined in on the fun, which included appearances from the Tuggy mascot and the Thrifty Ice Cream mascots: Cone Boy and Cone Girl.

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October30Tuesday

Hollywood Boys & Girls Club Members Stay Fit with Denise Austin

Los Angeles, CA

To help the children at the Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood understand the importance of regular exercise in maintaining a healthy weight, RA50 brought in fitness expert Denise Austin to teach fun exercises that kids can do anywhere to stay fit.

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October30Tuesday

Los Angeles Students Get Moving with Denise Austin

Los Angeles, CA

More than 40% of children in Los Angeles are either overweight or obese, which can lead to severe health consequences including Type 2 diabetes and increased risk of heart disease and stroke. To help get kids moving and show how much fun exercise can be, RA50 brought fitness expert Denise Austin to Harmony Elementary School, of the Los Angeles Unified School District, where she led a group of 95 fifth graders in high-energy fitness routines.

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October29Monday

Helping Los Angeles Seniors Live Healthier

Los Angeles, CA

Knowledge is power in staying well at any age. That’s why we kicked off RA50 in Los Angeles by providing area seniors at the Angelus Plaza Senior Activity Center with free glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings.

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October24Wednesday

Keeping Young Portland Athletes on Top of their Game

Portland, OR

RA50 partnered with the Portland Youth Soccer Association to help these athletes stay on top of their game.

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October24Wednesday

Cold & Flu Crew Keeps Portland on the Go

Portland, OR

RA50’s Cold & Flu Crew took morning commuters by surprise at the Portland Transit mall when teams of two took over the streets in downtown Portland to hand out more than 1,000 Cold & Flu Packets.

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October24Wednesday

Helping Keep Portland Students Healthy

Portland, OR

We visited the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland today, delivering 300 “after-school kits” filled with school supplies, personal care items and healthy snacks.

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October23Tuesday

Cold & Flu Crew Lends a Helping Hand

Portland, OR

RA50 kicked things off in Portland by making a special delivery to the Oregon Food Bank headquarters, which distributes donated food to 20 regional food banks, who then distributes the food to more than 900 programs and agencies throughout Oregon and Clark County area.

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October16Tuesday

Rite Aid Brightens Day for Beaumont Children’s Hospital Families

Detroit, MI

Rite Aid Brightens Day for Beaumont Children's Hospital Families
We ended our RA50 tour of Detroit at Beaumont Children’s Hospital, a research and teaching hospital that meets the needs of more than 100,000 infants, children and teens. We are grateful to have a pantry named after us to in honor of Rite Aid’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospital donations: the Rite Aid Family Pantry.

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October16Tuesday

Healthy and Happy Start for New Families in Detroit

Detroit, MI

We were excited to take our anniversary celebration to the Matrix Family Health Center in Detroit. We partnered with the Detroit Health Start program to deliver 10 cribs filled with baby care essentials and 100 New Family Kits stocked with baby supplies.

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