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Sam's Club Encourages Members to Take the First Step on the Road to Improved Health and Wellness
300 Sam’s Club Locations Across the Country to Host Health Screenings

BENTONVILLE, ARK., September 10, 2007 –Sam’s Club is making Members’ health a priority by conducting in-club health and wellness screenings this fall. On September 15, 300 Sam’s Club locations nationwide will host health and wellness events. These events will consist of valuable health screenings and informative product demonstrations.

“Many Americans are experiencing a heightened awareness of their health and wellness due to increasing reports of obesity, heart disease, diabetes and more,” said Todd Matherly, Merchandise Director, Sam’s Club Health and Wellness. “Sam’s Club is proud to give the residents of the local communities we serve the opportunity to improve their health and wellness through these valuable services. “

During the in-Club events, Sam’s Club will provide both Members and guests with complimentary health screenings. These screenings will include tests for blood glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, vision screenings, and/or body fat tests (test availability may vary by Club).

“Carmen Ingle & Associates (CIA) Health Screenings is proud to be partnering with Sam’s Club in an effort to better the lives of their Members,” said Lori Evanetz, vice president of operations at CIA Health Screenings. “In conducting these screenings, we are hoping Members make health a top priority and take advantage of the many tools available at Sam’s Club to maintain their health.”
In addition to the health screenings, there will be product demonstrations throughout the clubs. Suppliers will provide complimentary samples and information to help attendees lead a healthier lifestyle. Complimentary copies of Your Health Matters at Sam’s Club magazines with lifestyle articles and recipes will also be available.

This event is sponsored by Sam’s Club and the following suppliers: Life® Cereal, Glucerna®, HALLS® Sugar Free Honey-Lemon, Dannon® Light & Fit™ Smoothie, Dannon® ACTIVIA, Joint Juice® Fitness, Sunkist® California Almonds & Pistachios, alli™, Bayer® Aspirin Low Dose, Beano®, Centrum®, Centrum Silver®, Fiber Choice®, Member’s Mark® Omega 3 Fish Oil, Prilosec OTC®, and Tylenol®. To learn more about this event, visit

About Sam’s Club
Sam’s Club is a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., (NYSE:WMT). The first Sam’s Club opened its doors in Midwest City, Oklahoma in 1983. Today, Sam’s Club serves more than 47 million U.S. Members with locations nationwide, and in Brazil, Canada, China, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Sam’s Club offers exceptional values on merchandise and services for business owners and consumers. Online merchandise and club information is available at

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