Wal-Mart and Speaking of Women's Health to Distribute 4.8 Million Free Books

September 29, 2004
Free Books Available October 8 and 9 in All Wal-Mart Stores.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, contact:
Christi Gallagher at 479.273.4314

Health and Wellness Screenings and Information Stations Available at Select Wal-Mart Locations

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Sept. 27, 2004 - Women of all ages will be one step closer to their goal in search of better health and wellness when they visit their local Wal-Mart store on Friday, Oct. 8 from noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday, October 9, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. All Wal-Mart stores will host the second annual Speaking of Women’s Health Community Health Event designed to inform and educate women about living well. Important tips and information about women’s health will be available to all participants, including a free copy of Speaking of Women’s Health: The Book: Recipes for Living Well, a book packed full of tips and recipes on health living and eating. An estimated 4.8 million copies of the paperback will be given away, courtesy of the National Speaking of Women’s Health Foundation and its national sponsors.

The free books will be available during the event on Oct. 8 and 9 at all Wal-Mart stores nationwide while supplies last. Packed with useful tips, advice, recipes and information, the book is an educational resource for women of all ages.

In addition to the book giveaway, select Wal-Mart stores also will host various health and wellness information stations where shoppers will be able to pick up health literature and product samples.

"The Speaking of Women’s Health initiative is one that Wal-Mart is very proud to be a part of," said Mike Duke, president and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, U.S.A. "We are dedicated to continue offering information that educates women about making informed decisions about their health, well-being and personal safety."

"This community event is a wonderful way to reach millions of women to encourage them to take just a moment out of their busy lives to think about their health, well-being and personal safety," states Diane Dunkelman, president and founder of the National Speaking of Women’s Health Foundation. "We know that there are many simple things women can do every day to improve their health -- like taking a walk, eating more fruits, remembering to buckle up, and just maintaining friendships! We invite women to begin by signing a pledge for better health and receiving a free book, Recipes for Living Well."

The National Speaking of Women’s Health Foundation is a nonprofit organization with the mission to "educate women to make informed decisions about their health, well-being, and personal safety." You can learn more about the organization at www.speakingofwomenshealth.com.

Speaking of Women’s Health is supported on a national level by corporations and foundations including Wal-Mart, P&G, Lifetime Television for Women, Guidant, American Greetings, Ensure, Pfizer, Kellogg’s, Hanes Her Way, Stouffer’s Lean Cuisine and Schick Intuition.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., operates Wal-Mart Stores, Supercenters, Neighborhood Markets and SAM’S CLUBS in the United States. Internationally, the company operates in Puerto Rico, Canada, China, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, United Kingdom, Argentina and South Korea. The company’s securities are listed on the New York and Pacific stock exchanges under the symbol WMT. Last year, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., contributed more than $150 million to support communities and local non-profit organizations. Customers and associates raised an additional $70 million at stores and clubs