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Ossining Pharmacy Helps AIDSfreeAFRICA Charity

Meet Dr. Tullio Bruno, owner of HealthSmart Pharmacy on Main Street in Ossining. You may know him, but did you know that since 2007 he has donated goods from his Pharmacy to AIDSfreeAFRICA?

has been serving the Ossining population since 1994. Twice a year, Ossining resident and founder and president of Dr. Rolande Hodel, visits Dr. Bruno at the Pharmacy on Main Street to pick up donated items. Over five years his Pharmacy has donated countless boxes of chewable children's vitamins, low dose aspirin, and condoms. 

Dr. Hodel carries everything to Bamenda, Cameroon. The African photo was taken in a school in Alakuma, north of Bamenda. The school has 270 children, in both kindergarten and primary education. Dr. Hodel carries out AIDS education and rewards the children with "sweets" which are the vitamins from Dr. Bruno. She recommends to volunteers not to bring  candy; sweet tasting chewable vitamins are a good alternative. Imagine Bamenda, a town of 300,000 people, has only one dentist. Thus eating candy is really not a good idea.  

People in Bamenda now expect the arrival of the goodies and AIDSfreeAFRICA more than appreciates our ongoing relationship with HealthSmart Pharmacy and Dr. Bruno's generosity.

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Johnny Girolamo February 24, 2012 at 01:09 PM
Dr Bruno is the BEST!!
Chris Clement March 10, 2012 at 05:51 PM
HeathSmart's prices (for meds and/or sundries) are less expensive than big box store CVS in Ossining or Croton. And the staff at HealthSmart are extremely friendly and helpful.
Jayden Eden July 01, 2014 at 05:30 PM
It's cool that this pharmacy is doing that for other countries. I think it is always nice to hear about people doing things for others. Are they going to offer them any other medicines as well? Jayden Eden | http://medicineshoppeparkridge.com/home.html

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