Today community and corporate leaders gathered virtually to raise funds for North Carolina’s only charitable pharmacy, NC MedAssist, is the nonprofit that provides free prescription medication to low-income and uninsured state residents. Although this was NC MedAssist’s fifth Annual Executive Luncheon, it was the first-ever virtual fundraiser with more than 200 individuals raising funds to provide free pharmacy services to those most in need throughout the state. The event is presented by Atrium Health.
This year’s Keynote Speaker, was Dr. Scott Rissmiller, speaking about Mass Vaccinations and Community Immunity for All. Dr. Rissmiller is the executive vice president and chief physician executive for Atrium Health. NC MedAssist is a charitable pharmacy that serves patients in all 100 North Carolina counties through its Free Pharmacy Program. Patients enroll in the program either in-person, online, or through partner enrollment sites throughout the state. In the last fiscal year, NC MedAssist served 20,014 patients and dispensed 232,516 90-day prescriptions valued at $71.3 million. To ensure all those in need of assistance receive it, NC MedAssist raises funds each year through events, corporate sponsorships, individual donations and grants.
About NC MedAssist: NC MedAssist is a statewide non-profit pharmacy, founded in 1997. The organization provides free prescription medication to all low-income, uninsured North Carolinians who qualify for their Free Pharmacy Program. NC MedAssist offers three programs that address the needs of children and adults: the Free Pharmacy Program (for prescription medication), the Mobile Free Pharmacy Program (for over-the-counter medicine), and the Transitional Jobs Program (for individuals with barriers to employment). Last year, NC MedAssist distributed $76 million worth of prescription and over-the-counter medicine to NC residents across the state. Learn more about NC MedAssist right now at www.medassist.org. You can also visit their Facebook and Twitter pages, or contact them to find out how you can help.