LOS ANGELES, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, brings its "To Your Health" free health screening program to Los Angeles, Calif. on Saturday, March 26. The program will provide free preventive health screenings for Los Angeles area residents at 240 events now through December as a way to help citizens determine their risk for chronic diseases and get them on a path to better health.
To help celebrate the program's presence in Los Angeles, on Saturday, March 26, the "To Your Health" event will incorporate "The Makeover Mile" – a one mile health walk led by medical and diet expert, Dr. Ian Smith, to fight obesity and encourage Americans to lead healthier lifestyles. The walk will start at 11:30 a.m. at the Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA located at 2900 Whittier Boulevard in Los Angeles, Calif. Registration for the walk starts at 10:30 a.m. and there is no fee.
(To view a video on the Los Angeles "To Your Health" program, click here).
"Exercise is an important way to combat weight gain and obesity, which can contribute to many chronic diseases," said Smith. "The Makeover Mile walk will encourage people to get out and take active steps toward better health."
The walk will finish at the CVS/pharmacy located at 3644 East Olympic Boulevard in Los Angeles, where CVS/pharmacy will provide free adult health screenings for walk participants and the community at large starting at 12:00 p.m., as part of its "To Your Health" program. The event will end at 4:00 p.m.
This program and each of the additional "To Your Health" events in Los Angeles will offer participating adults $150 worth of free screenings for diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, bone density (osteoporosis) and vision. Doctor consultations