Mar 052015
 

NC MedAssist Hosts FREE Over the Counter Medicine Give Away Day in Henderson

Event Made Possible By Triangle North Healthcare Foundation and in Collaboration with Franklin-Vance-Warren

What:                                 

Free Over the Counter Medicine Give Away

When:                                 

Thursday, March 19th, 2015, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

 Where:                               

Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity, Inc. (Annex Building), 155 W. Andrews Avenue, Henderson, NC 27536

Event Summary:              

NC MedAssist, a nonprofit pharmacy program that provides free prescription medicines to low-income/uninsured North Carolinians across the state, will partner with Frank-Vance-Warren Opportunity, Inc. to host a FREE over the counter (OTC) medicine Give Away Day on Thursday, March 19th for any individual or family willing to attest to having a financial need.

This Henderson OTC Give Away is made possible by the generous support of Triangle North Healthcare Foundation. NC MedAssist is expecting over 400 individuals to attend the Give Away Day, which is the first of its kind held in the Henderson area.

Each individual will receive over $80 worth of product:

Give Away medicine will include an array of options for both children and adults. These medicines include but are not limited to allergy relief, pain relief, indigestion relief, cold and flu medicine, first-aid, and vitamins.

 “Choosing between buying food or medication is a real issue. Our OTC program is here to ease the burden of such a tough decision. We are delighted to be able to give back to the North Carolina community.” – Aiysha Hayes, Hayes Financial and Tax Service, OTC Program Chair.

Fast Facts:

  • Since its inception, MedAssist has distributed over $1.4 million in donated OTC medicine.
  • Approximately 4,000 individuals have participated in an OTC Giveaway Day, receiving free medicine that they can’t otherwise afford.
  • All OTC medicine is free and donated by Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.
  • Volunteers at MedAssist sort and distribute the medicine to families.

 Help Needed: Both volunteer groups and individuals are needed to help sort medicine on delivery days and distribute medicine during monthly giveaways days. Interested individuals and large groups from local businesses, churches, sororities, and fraternities are encouraged to contact Tonia Harris at 704.350.3574 or tharris@medassist.org.

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