Several Groups Bring Free Mobile Pharmacy Event to Siler City on June 1
NC MedAssist will hold a Mobile Free Pharmacy Event in Siler City on Friday, June 1, 2018 from 9 AM to 2 PM. . The event, which is in collaboration with Cardinal Innovations Healthcare, is open to any low-income individual or family needing free health screenings, education and free over-the-counter medications. The event will be held at the National Guard Armory located at 801 Alston Bridge Road in Siler City. Identification is not required to participate.
“We are always excited to work with our partners at NC MedAssist to bring valuable events to our communities,” said Cardinal Innovations CEO Trey Sutten. “The Mobile Free Pharmacy event is an opportunity for us to make an impact on the health and wellness of the people of Chatham County. We look forward to helping provide health resources and education to individuals and families in this community.”
Event Volunteers Needed
Serving 800 individuals in one day takes many hands to make sure the event runs smoothly and ensures that all participants are served before the door closes. NC MedAssist is partnering with Cardinal Innovations and other safety-net organizations to recruit community members to serve in roles such as pharmacy consultation, client ‘personal shoppers’, and sorters. If you would like to volunteer, please visit https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2217630/false#/invitation
Individuals will receive up to up to 10 medicine cabinet items for their family/home. Additionally, participants will receive other free healthcare services, such as information on NC MedAssist Free Pharmacy Program and community health resources. NC MedAssist’s overall goal is to help ease the burden for those who are making the choice between buying food or purchasing medication.
The event is completely volunteer run and we are in great need of more volunteers to help the day of and the day before to set up. See the box at the right for more info.
“NC MedAssist is excited to work with Cardinal Innovations and all of our partners to give back to our neighbors in need,” stated CEO Lori Giang. “Through our collaboration we are able to reach more and more individuals and educate them on our free resources. No one should go without medicine and this program is enabling us to reach those who are unaware of our free medications.”
There are currently more than 3,700 people in Chatham County that live below the Federal Poverty Level and do not qualify for insurance. Last fiscal year, NC MedAssist dispensed over $48 million in free prescription medication statewide. For more information on the Mobile Free Pharmacy and NC MedAssist, please visit www.medassist.org.
About NC MedAssist: Founded in 1997, NC MedAssist is a statewide non-profit pharmacy that provides free prescription medicines to low-income, uninsured North Carolinians. NC MedAssist offers three programs that address the needs of children and adults: the Free Pharmacy Program, the Mobile Free Pharmacy, and the Senior Care Program. NC MedAssist dispenses more than $48.5 million worth of free prescription medication to 15,000 low-income North Carolinians each year. To learn more about NC MedAssist and find out how to get involved, visit www.medassist.org, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.