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SOUTH FLORIDA WALGREENS STORES
Who doesn’t know Walgreens?
For those of us living in South Florida, this chain of drug stores is
found on almost every corner and stocks everything from vitamins to
Walgreens and Care Resource have teamed up to collect donations for the
24th annual AIDS Walk Miami. Come into any Walgreens in South
Florida between March 27 and April 22 and you will see a $1 donation
program on display at all cash registers and store entrances.
Walgreens is the largest drug retailing chain in the United
States. The company operates 8,275 locations across all 50
states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Founded in Chicago,
Illinois in 1901 by Charles Walgreen Sr., Walgreens is currently
headquartered in the nearby suburb of Deerfield, Illinois.
Walgreens Believes “Life
To help keep Walgreens connected to the neighborhoods it serves, the
company created the Community Leader position.
"Life is local," says executive vice president of operations and
community management Mark Wagner. "We need those community leaders to
be an active part of their neighborhood by joining the PTA, or getting
to know the city council and being involved."
1,300 Community Leaders identify and create local events each year.
From toy drives, to fund raising walks like AIDS Walk Miami, to
informing neighbors about the importance of protecting themselves from
the flu, Walgreens is building upon its long-standing tradition of
Did you know this about
- Walgreens claims credit for the popularization of the
milkshake in 1922. This development coincided with the invention
of the electric blender in the same year.
- In 1968 Walgreens became the first major drug chain
to put its prescriptions into child-resistant containers, long before
it was required by law.
- In 1975 Walgreens reached $1 billion in sales.
- In 1982 next-day photos became available chain-wide.
- In 1992 Walgreens opened its first drugstore with a
- In 2002 Walgreens became the first drugstore chain to
offer prescription labels in multiple languages. Today, labels can be
printed in one of 14 languages — Arabic, Chinese, French, German,
Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish,
Tagalog, Vietnamese and English.
- On February 17, 2010, Walgreens announced plans to
acquire New York City-area chain Duane Reade for $1.075 billion.
Walgreens continues to operate locations in the New York City
metropolitan area under the Duane Reade
Thank you Walgreens! For more information, please visit www.walgreens.com
SPECIAL REPORT ON TOP TEAMS
RESULTS AS OF FRIDAY -
MARCH 23, 2012
Lambda Phi - FIU
Gay Men's Chorus
Beach Community Church
Gotshal & Manges LLP
Infinity & Beyond!
almost one month until the Walk steps off from the Miami Beach
Convention Center, over $57,000 has been raised in the fight against
and all individual participants of the Walk. Your
thanks to Richard
Milstein, Stephen Muffler, Cabell Cojocaru, Milagros
Rodriguez and George Fisher for placing Top 5 Individuals
top three teams are invited to lead off the walk from the Miami Beach
Convention Center. The front line is always a great photo opportunity
and company teams use this as a way to advertise their business'
participation in AIDS Walk Miami by putting team members in matching
WELCOME THE RITZ-CARLTON, SOUTH BEACH
WATER STOP SPONSOR AND COMMUNITY SUPPORTER
Miami would like to take this opportunity to welcome back The
as a sponsor and participant of the 2012
AIDS Walk Miami fundraiser.
The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach continues to pledge its commitment to
social responsibility and excellence through Community Footprints, a
company-wide outreach program based on three guiding principles: Engage. Contribute.
From tackling poverty and supporting children to enhancing and
improving the environment, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company strives to
make a difference around the world and in each hotel backyard.
This year, The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach extends their generosity
beyond providing complimentary bottled water to event participants to
also making a financial donation. The Hotel’s Human Resource department
is hosting an internal departmental bake sale; challenging the ladies
and gentlemen to create their best desserts to be judged amongst their
colleagues. All of the proceeds raised will go towards AIDS WALK MIAMI.
Please visit The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach official water station
positioned in front of the Hotel’s entrance way along the route of AIDS
Walk Miami on Sunday, April 22 to thank them for their continued
support of our worthwhile charity. For more information on The
Ritz-Carlton Community Footprints program, please click on the image
DID YOU SEE THE ALL NEW BOTANICAL
MILLION DOLLAR MAKEOVER EXTRAORDINAIRE!
Welcome to the all new Miami Beach Botanical
Gardens, a dynamic 2.6-acre urban green-space in the heart of South
Created as a Miami Beach City park in 1962, the Garden was rejuvenated
in the fall of 2011 with a $1.2 million dollar landscape renovation by
acclaimed South Florida landscape architect, Raymond
Discover the new features of the Garden – a wetland with red mangrove
and pond apple trees, an expansive water garden with cascading oolite
fountain, a welcoming entrance plaza and diverse collection of
flowering trees, palms, cycads, orchids, bromeliads and Florida native
With enhanced lighting, pathways, event plazas and a spacious lawn, the
Garden has been designed as an exquisite venue for weddings, social and
Care Resource would like to
thank the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens for their continued support of
AIDS Walk Miami. To discover the new Miami Beach Botanical Gardens on
your own, click here
days and hours of operation and for more information.
PERRY ELLIS' SPRING 2012 COLLECTION
AIDS Walk Miami Red Ribbon sponsor Perry Ellis
International unveiled the spring 2012 collection.
Inspired by the painted desert in Arizona, the new collection features
a neutral palette with “defused color” and earth tones.
The linen drawstring and Capri pants, all very leisure-inspired, gave a
flowing, relaxed feel to the line. Washed suede's and
sweaters mixed with printed shorts provided contrast and texture, and
summer scarves finished the look.
The bathing suit finale was a subdued array of prints accented by
subtle color-blocking. (review excerpt from WWD)
Shop the collection at www.perryellis.com
REGISTRATION FORMS ARE NOW
AT THESE PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS IN SOUTH FLORIDA
to the continued support and
generosity of our local community, AIDS Walk Miami registration forms
currently available at over 80 participating Starbucks
locations throughout South Florida and these participating
locations in Miami Beach including:
- Dog Bar
- Books & Books
- Base Store
- MB Latin Chamber of Commerce
- De Luca Restaurant
- MB Community Church
- South Florida Art Center
- Van Dyke Cafe
- Mova Lounge
- The Palace Bar
- Miami Beach City Hall
- Miami Beach Botanical Gardens
- Art Deco Welcome Center
- XOT Shoes
- Salvation Tattoo Lounge
- Pirate Tattoo
- Deco Sandwiches
- Bamboo Cigars
- Surf Style 1331
- Playwright Irish Pub
- The Smoothie Shop
- Uncle Sam's
- The Diner at 11th Street
- Le Petit Puppies
- MB Liquors
- Redemption Tattoo Parlor
- Hall of Fame Barber Shop
- Crazee Olive
- Wing Spot
- Puerto Sagua Restaurant
If you would you like to receive registration brochures or posters by
mail to display at your place of work, school or church, please call
To download and print your own copy of the Registration Form in PDF
format, please click
. To download a PDF copy of the AIDS Walk Miami 2012 Poster, click
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