LifeAct partners with Walgreens to raise awareness and funds
LifeAct is pleased to partner with local Northeast Ohio Walgreens locations and their myWalgreens app to raise awareness – and much needed funds – for LifeAct’s depression awareness and suicide prevention education programs for middle and high school students. Now through May, Walgreens customers can select to donate their Walgreens cash rewards to LifeAct, to help ensure that LifeAct can continue to provide their life-saving message at no charge to schools.
A 2018 Centers for Disease Control survey reports the percentage of Cleveland high school students who attempted suicide is the second highest rate among the 21 urban school systems surveyed in the U.S. in 2017. This survey found 18.6% of Cleveland students have attempted suicide, which is more than double the national average of 7.4%. LifeAct works to curb this disturbing trend through our innovative, award winning program that teaches middle and high school students how to recognize the signs of depression in themselves and others, and how to receive help. The tools taught in the LifeAct program are ones that stay with students for a lifetime.
Since 1901, Walgreens has been committed to giving back to their communities. While they work with a number of national charity partners, the myWalgreens cash rewards donation program helps to further deliver support to the needs within local communities. Walgreens customers can enroll in myWalgreens at mywalgreens.com or on the Walgreens app to unlock membership benefits and select LifeAct as their charity of choice.
LifeAct’s CEO, Jack Binder, notes that “The myWalgreens program demonstrates Walgreens commitment to bettering our local community. Through raising brand awareness of the LifeAct program – and helping to facilitate funding to help LifeAct continue to empower teens in Northeast Ohio – Walgreens is truly making an impact on the lives of teens.”