Walmart Press Release
-- "On Saturday, January 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sam’s Club offers the communities they serve a simple solution for health maintenance by screening for several key vital health metrics. The January health screenings, valued at up to $100, include total cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure and Body Mass Index (BMI) screening. Knowing where your health stands at the start of the New Year helps to set realistic goals for 2012.
Free health screening events at Sam’s Club help Members take charge of their health. In honor of American Heart Month in February, the next free in-Club health screenings at Sam’s Club will focus on heart health. Sam’s Club licensed professional pharmacists, serving members and the public, are always available to support their communities with preventative health and wellness solutions, quick personal assistance and low prices on the medications patients need."
MP: Walmart gets criticized for a litany of evils including low wages, low prices, no health care for part-time employees, discrimination, etc., but they never seem to get credit for all of the benefits they provide communities around the country, including offering free health screenings at Sam's. When's the last time Target offered free health services? Probably never.