HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Kmart Pharmacy is making it even more rewarding for its customers to consolidate and maintain all of their prescriptions in one place through the launch of its new prescription transfer incentive program, "Transfer for a Cause." In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Kmart Pharmacy will make a special charitable donation to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® on behalf of each customer that participates in the program between now and the end of October.
The Kmart "Transfer for a Cause" program will take place through Oct. 31, and with each qualifying prescription transferred:
- Kmart Pharmacy customers will receive up to a $20 Kmart gift card. Customers may be eligible to receive up to $100 in Kmart gift cards by transferring their qualifying prescriptions (up to five transferred prescriptions per household) to Kmart Pharmacy
- Kmart will donate $5 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation from every eligible prescription transferred to Kmart Pharmacy (up to five transferred prescriptions per household) between now and October 31, 2010 with a minimum donation of $10,000.
- The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is dedicated to preventing breast cancer and finding a cure in our lifetime by funding clinical and translational research worldwide. For more information about The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, visit www.bcrfcure.org.
"In addition to helping raise funds for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, consolidating prescriptions is a simple step customers can take that will help give them even more control of their health," said Robb Ayshford, divisional vice president, pharmacy administration for Kmart. "Recognizing that the number of customers who have multiple prescriptions is increasing, it's even more important for them to maintain all of them at one pharmacy. At Kmart, our knowledgeable pharmacists will review all prescriptions to help reduce the chance of a drug interaction."
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, more than 31 percent of Americans use two or more prescription drugs, which is a five percent increase over the last 10 years (1). By consolidating prescriptions, Kmart pharmacists can answer questions customers may have and help them better understand the medications they are taking.
For customers who decide to take advantage of this offer, Kmart pharmacists are available to help assist with transferring prescriptions. Kmart Pharmacy has more than 900 convenient locations nationwide.
To learn more about the prescription transfer process, customers should call their local Kmart Pharmacy or visit Kmart.com/pharmacy for more details and to find their nearest location.
Kmart, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq: SHLD), is a mass merchandising company that offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands that include Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Country Living, Route 66 and Smart Sense. For more information visit the company's website at www.kmart.com or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at www.searsholdings.com.
About The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® was founded in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder as an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to funding innovative clinical and translational research. In October 2010, BCRF will award $33 million to over 170 scientists across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Australia. Currently, more than 88 cents of each dollar donated to the Foundation goes directly to breast cancer research and awareness programs. And the American Institute of Philanthropy has awarded the Foundation its highest possible rating of A+. BCRF is the only breast cancer organization to receive this accolade and is the only cancer organization to currently hold this ranking. For more information about BCRF, visit www.bcrfcure.org.
(1) According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief No. 42 - http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db42.htm