PITTSBURGH – Giant Eagle here said Thursday that it has received the American Diabetes Association's prestigious Chairman's Citation Award. Giant Eagle is the second ever recipient of the award, which recognizes organizations that have have had a positive impact in advancing the mission of the ADA.
Since 2005, Giant Eagle has provided over $750,000 in support of the American Diabetes Association and thousands of dollars of in-kind support such as food for events, non-perishable products for diabetes camps and leadership on local boards and committees.
In April 2010, Giant Eagle introduced a program offering the five most commonly prescribed diabetes medications for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes at no cost to medical prescription holders. To date, Giant Eagle has provided approximately $4 million in customer savings on diabetes medications.