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Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Empowering Wellness: Southstar Drug and Maxicare Join Forces to Champion the Health Journey of Filipinos



For Filipinos, safeguarding the well-being of the entire family has always been a priority. With recent data showing that the top five leading causes of mortality in the country are lifestyle-related non-communicable diseases, there is a need to adopt healthier habits and a mindset that prevention is always better than cure to ensure optimum health and protection.


As champions of health and wellness, Southstar Drug and Maxicare have joined forces to support consumers in their journey toward a healthier and happier life. By offering an extensive selection of health essentials and world-class health services, they aim to be reliable companions, "Kasama sa Best Life," for Filipinos. Their shared vision emphasizes the importance of holistic health as a key to unlocking one's full potential and achieving life goals.


Southstar Drug is one of the country's largest and most established drugstore chains, with over 600 stores nationwide and a user-friendly online platform, providing a wide range of affordable medicines, products, and services. 


Maxicare, on the other hand, is the Philippines' leading HMO, serving nearly 2 million members with a comprehensive range of healthcare plans for corporations, SMEs, individuals, and families. These plans include prepaid options for added flexibility. Maxicare boasts an extensive network of medical providers and offers robust customer support services.


“We're excited to work with Maxicare to help our fellow Filipinos take charge of their health by making positive changes in their lifestyle. With readily available quality healthcare solutions, they can embrace a healthier lifestyle and unlock their full potential. Just take that first step, and we'll be here to support them every step of the way," said Mariel Crisostomo, General Manager of Southstar Drug.


To officially kick off this pioneering wellness partnership, Southstar Drug and Maxicare will hold the 12th edition of Run for Wellness, an annual event that aims to promote physical health and mental well-being among Filipinos, and encourage them to take the first step in their journey toward their best life. For the first time, the event will feature a Metro Manila leg at UP Diliman, Quezon City on August 13, 2023, in addition to the traditional location in Naga City, Camarines Sur, scheduled for September 10, 2023.

"With our mission to help Filipinos embrace a healthier future, Maxicare proudly joins hands with Southstar Drug for the Run for Wellness. Together, we reaffirm our dedication to fostering the well-being of Filipinos by delivering the finest healthcare services. As your health partner, we enable Filipinos to take charge of their personal wellness journey through healthy habits to help them live their best lives," said Maxicare President and Chief Executive Officer Christian S. Argos.


"Run for Wellness provides participants with a valuable chance to develop enduring habits that will enrich their daily wellness routines, leading to a healthier lifestyle in the long term. Our goal with this event is to motivate more consumers to prioritize holistic health and wellness, adopting a lifestyle that nurtures their overall well-being," said Crisostomo.

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