Duquesne University Collaborating to Provide Free Health Care Screenings at August Wilson Block Party
The Duquesne University Center for Pharmacy Care, in conjunction with Giant Eagle Pharmacy and Paramount Rx, will provide free health care screenings during the fourth annual August Wilson Block Party on Saturday, April 27.
More than 4,000 people are expected to attend the August Wilson Block Party, which celebrates the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner's birthday and the legendary Pittsburgh neighborhood where he grew up. The party will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Bedford Avenue in Pittsburgh's Hill District.
Duquesne University student pharmacists, faculty, pharmacy residents will be joined by Giant Eagle pharmacists at the event to conduct blood pressure assessments, body composition analysis, glucose testing and cholesterol screenings. The August Wilson Block Party also will feature a variety of festivities, including vendor food trucks, singers, dancers and performers, and children's activities.
The Duquesne University School of Pharmacy and Giant Eagle Pharmacy have a long-standing relationship in their commitment to educate future pharmacists and promote positive health outcomes of patients and their communities. Funding support for the complimentary screenings is being provided by Paramount Rx.
Giant Eagle, Inc.
Ranked among the top 40 on Forbes magazine's largest private corporations list, Giant Eagle, Inc., is one of the nation's largest food retailers and distributors with approximately $8.9 billion in annual sales. Founded in 1931, Giant Eagle, Inc. has grown to be the number one supermarket retailer in the region with more than 410 stores throughout western Pennsylvania, north central Ohio, northern West Virginia, Maryland and Indiana.
A full-service prescription benefits manager (PBM), Paramount Rx is focused on consumer-driven health care to help clients provide services for consumers to save money on prescription drugs. The company's free Your Family Prescription Discount Plan Card is accepted at Giant Eagle pharmacies and more than 57,000 additional pharmacy locations across the country, helping consumers save an average of 50 percent on the prescriptions they use every day. Online tools also allow program participants to locate a pharmacy and research drug pricing and availability, providing an extra layer of support and convenience in the pharmacy shopping experience. Customers can visit the Your Family Prescription Plan website to print out a free prescription discount card. Discount cards will also be available at the event.
Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University's academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim.
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