ADVISORY, May 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq:WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of Red Nose Day, which takes place May 25. Walgreens, one of the nation's largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance.
Red Nose Day, led by Comic Relief and supported by Walgreens, raises awareness and money for the Red Nose Day Fund, which benefits numerous charity organizations that have programs supporting the safety, education and health of children in need in the U.S. and around the world. Red Nose Day is on a mission to lift kids out of poverty and has raised over $1 billion globally in the last 25 years. From now until June 3, customers can participate and show their support by purchasing a Red Nose for $1 at any Walgreens or Duane Reade store, with all profits from all sales benefitting Red Nose Day.*
In honor of the occasion, Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance, will ring the Closing Bell.
* Until June 3, 2017, for each Red Nose purchased Walgreens will donate $0.50 to the Red Nose Day Fund. For more information about the Red Nose Day Fund, visit rednoseday.org. No portion of purchase is tax deductible.
Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Walgreens Boots Alliance Contact:
Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463
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About Red Nose Day
Red Nose Day (rednoseday.org) is run by the non-profit organization Comic Relief Inc. (comicrelief.org), a registered 501(c)(3) American public charity. Red Nose Day started in the U.K., built on the foundation that the power of entertainment can drive positive change. Red Nose Day has raised over $1 billion globally since the campaign’s founding in 1988. Red Nose Day launched in the U.S. in 2015 with a mission to raise money and awareness to end child poverty, and has raised over $60 million to date for the cause. Money raised for the campaign goes to the Red Nose Day Fund, which supports programs that keep children in need safe, healthy and educated, both in America and abroad. Since launching in the U.S., Red Nose Day has received generous support from millions of Americans, and many outstanding partners, including Walgreens, NBC, Mars, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
About Walgreens Boots Alliance
Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq:WBA) is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. The company was created through the combination of Walgreens and Alliance Boots in December 2014, bringing together two leading companies with iconic brands, complementary geographic footprints, shared values and a heritage of trusted health care services through pharmaceutical wholesaling and community pharmacy care, dating back more than 100 years.
Walgreens Boots Alliance is the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living destination across the USA and Europe. Walgreens Boots Alliance and the companies in which it has equity method investments together have a presence in more than 25* countries and employ more than 400,000* people. The company is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail and, together with the companies in which it has equity method investments, has over 13,200* stores in 11* countries as well as one of the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution networks, with over 390* distribution centers delivering to more than 230,000** pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals each year in more than 20* countries. In addition, Walgreens Boots Alliance is one of the world's largest purchasers of prescription drugs and many other health and wellbeing products.
The company's portfolio of retail and business brands includes Walgreens, Duane Reade, Boots and Alliance Healthcare, as well as increasingly global health and beauty product brands, such as No7, Botanics, Liz Earle and Soap & Glory.
In October 2016 Walgreens Boots Alliance received the United Nations Foundation Global Leadership Award for its commitment to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. The company also ranks No. 1 in the Food and Drug Stores industry of Fortune magazine's 2017 list of the World's Most Admired Companies.
More company information is available at www.walgreensbootsalliance.com.
* As of 31 August 2016, using publicly available information for AmerisourceBergen.
**For 12 months ending 31 August 2016, using publicly available information for AmerisourceBergen.
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