NWHRC and Bed Bath & Beyond Join Forces to Promote Women's Health and Wellness

The National Women's Health Resource Center (NWHRC) and Bed Bath & Beyond announced they are now partners in a year-long effort to help women of all ages embrace a healthy, active lifestyle.


During the year, women will benefit from in-store wellness programs, web-based health information kits, access to NWHRC's premier email lifestyle newsletter, HealthyWomen Take 10, and health events on the Sony Ericsson Women's Tennis Association Tour.

"The NWHRC is honored to be working side by side with Bed Bath & Beyond on an extensive set of programs." said Amy Niles, President and CEO of the NWHRC. "We share a mutual goal -- reaching women across the country with health and wellness information. Combining the national reach of Bed Bath & Beyond with the NWHRC's expertise in women's health means that millions of women and their families will know more about how to take care of themselves."

The partnership kicked off its year of activities with Game Set Health, a health panel discussion at the NASDAQ-100 Open tennis tournament yesterday, March 23. Future health symposiums will be held at the Family Circle Cup (Charleston, SC); Acura Classic (San Diego, CA; and Pilot Pen Tennis (New Haven, CT).

"Bed Bath & Beyond is proud to partner with the National Women's Health Resource Center. This partnership presents a unique opportunity for us to provide an additional service to our customers by furthering awareness of women's health and wellness," said Steven Temares, President and CEO of Bed Bath & Beyond. "Our hope and desire is to increase awareness for, and the availability of information on, women's health and wellness issues. We are confident that our partnership the National Women's Health Resource Center, will help further focus attention on this important service."

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. is a nationwide chain of retail stores, with over 660 stores in 44 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The Company's Bed Bath & Beyond stores sell better quality domestics merchandise and home furnishings. The Company also has a web site that can be found at www.bedbathandbeyond.com. The Company also owns and operates Harmon Discount Health and Beauty stores and Christmas Tree Shop stores. Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. are traded on NASDAQ under the symbol "BBBY" and are included in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index and the NASDAQ-100 Index. The Company is counted among the Fortune 500, the Forbes 500 and the Business Week 50.

Founded in 1988, the National Women's Health Resource Center is the nation's leading independent source of health information for women. NWHRC addresses a broad range of women's health and wellness concerns. It develops comprehensive and objective information based on the latest advances in medical research. NWHRC focuses on disease prevention and wellness, and connects women with reliable health information resources. NWHRC programs and services include its website, fmxhosting.com/drupal635; the National Women's Health Report (a bimonthly newsletter), HealthyWomen Take 10, a monthly email lifestyle newsletter, and the development of national campaigns.

For more information:
NWHRC Media Contact
Beverly A. Dame
888-406-9472

Bed Bath & Beyond
Rita Little
631-420-7050 x5257

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