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SUPERVALU PHARMACIES and the National Headache Foundation Partner to Fight Migraine Headache Organizations join forces to raise awareness about a condition affecting 30 million Americans
FRANKLIN PARK, ILL., December 3, 2008 –SUPERVALU PHARMACIES today announced that it will partner with the National Headache Foundation (NHF) to raise the public’s awareness about migraine headache and resources that are available to help sufferers and their family members.
“We are pleased with the opportunities this new partnership presents to educate the public about migraine as well as the resources available for sufferers and their family members,” said Suzanne Simons, NHF executive director.
Nearly 30 million Americans suffer from migraines. These agonizing headaches can be caused by a variety of triggers, including stress, food selections, environmental factors such as perfume or cigarette smoke, and even menstruation for many women. Most of these sufferers are not diagnosed or adequately treated, according to the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention Study.
”We applaud the NHF’s mission to enhance the healthcare of headache sufferers through education, advocacy and the support of headache research,” said Chris Dimos, president, SUPERVALU PHARMACIES. “A better understanding about headache and recognition that it is a legitimate and often treatable condition can put many members of the public in better positions to seek and get appropriate help from their healthcare professional. “
SUPERVALU PHARMACIES expects to play a significant role in furthering NHF outreach efforts. The company operates approximately 920 in-store pharmacies in 28 states, under 11 retail brands, including ACME SAV-ON PHARMACY, ALBERTSONS SAV-ON PHARMACY, ALBERTSONS OSCO PHARMACY, bigg’s Pharmacy, CUB PHARMACY, FARM FRESH PHARMACY, JEWEL-OSCO PHARMACY, SHAW’S OSCO PHARMACY, SHOP N SAVE PHARMACY, SHOP ‘N SAVE OSCO PHARMACY and SHOPPERS PHARMACY.
“Every day, our pharmacists interact with thousands of patients and store customers in the neighborhoods we serve. It’s at this grassroots level, where we expect our partnership with the NHF to build momentum and ultimately reduce the number of people who suffer from chronic headaches,” Dimos said.
For more information about the National Headache Foundation – SUPERVALU PHARMACIES partnership, visit: www.supervalu-pharmacies.com
ABOUT THE NATIONAL HEADACHE FOUNDATION
The National Headache Foundation, founded in 1970, is a non-profit organization which exists to enhance the healthcare of headache sufferers. It is a source of help to sufferers’ families, physicians who treat headache sufferers, allied healthcare professionals and to the public. The NHF accomplishes its mission by providing educational and informational resources, supporting headache research and advocating for the understanding of headache as a legitimate neurobiological disease. Interviews with headache specialists are available upon request.
For more information on headache causes and treatments, visit www.headaches.org or call 1-888-NHF-5552 (M-F. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT).
ABOUT SUPERVALU PHARMACIES.
SUPERVALU Pharmacies is owned and operated by SUPERVALU INC., one of the largest companies in the United States grocery channel with estimated annual sales of approximately $45 billion. SUPERVALU holds leading market share positions across the U.S. with its approximately 2,450 retail grocery locations including approximately 920 in-store pharmacies. SUPERVALU Pharmacies is the 7th largest pharmacy provider in the United States, operating under 11 retail brands, including Acme Sav-on Pharmacy, Albertsons Sav-on Pharmacy, Albertsons Osco Pharmacy, bigg’s Pharmacy, Cub Pharmacy, Farm Fresh Pharmacy, Jewel-Osco Pharmacy, Shaw’s Osco Pharmacy, Shop’n Save Pharmacy, Shop ‘n Save Osco Pharmacy and Shoppers Pharmacy. For more information about SUPERVALU Pharmacies, visit www.supervalupharmacies.com.
For more information contact:
National Headache Foundation