Not to toot our own horn, but to give you insight on what these cards are doing in towns just like yours, I want to share with you some FamilyWize and United Way news! This is just one example of what is happening across the country.
Partnership Hits Close to Home in a BIG Way!
Dennis Carmen, President and CEO of the United Way of Greater Plymouth County (in MA), knows to the dollar how much impact the free FamilyWize prescription cards that their United Way distributes has had on the area. As of June 26, this one United Way has saved individuals in this county over $875,000. The impact is huge and growing daily. You can even watch the savings change by the second on the United Way of Plymouth County’s website.
|Carol Brian, VP of Partner Support receiving|
Common Good Award from CEO Dennis Carmen
Mr. Carmen stated, “For a community this size, the savings we provide on medicine for people is significant.” Carmen pointed out, “FamilyWize makes it possible for our neighbors who are struggling, many of them older folks; to buy both the medicine they need plus pay for necessities like food, utilities, clothing, etc. This is a phenomenal alliance with almost 1,000 local United Ways like ours, nationwide, but it is felt so strongly locally.”
Carmen went on to say, “It’s truly wonderful to be able to honor such a partnership that works so directly. These free cards we distribute have been used about 55,000 times and give an average savings of over 30%. For a person who might take $500 or $600 worth of medicine a month, think of how much they save. We’ll soon have saved $1 million dollars with a simple free card we give out.”
United Ways like the one in Greater Plymouth County are amazing partners for this grassroots effort,” states Dan Barnes, co-founder and CEO of the FamilyWize Community Partnership. “We need partners like them to reach all those people who don’t even know that this kind of assistance is available to them no matter what their age or income is. These are savings negotiated on behalf of the 2 million people who used our discount drug card in 2011. No one should hesitate to get a card and see how much they can save."
Isn’t that amazing!!! Imagine saving your community $1 million dollars in prescription medicines. As of April 2012, the free FamilyWize cards have helped more than 4 million people save over $345 million. But as the saying goes, “It takes a village to a raise a child.” But, we know it only takes one person to make a difference in another’s life.
Part of what Familywize does is help individuals like you to pay it forward! It takes just a minute of your time to get a FamilyWize United Way free medication discount card and pass it out to your co-workers, friends, family, church; the potential is limitless. You can go online to www.familywize.org and Get a Card or call us for a free Rx card at 800-222-2818.
An even easier option now to get a discount drug card is to text “Family” to 700700. A text message will be sent to your phone that you can show to the pharmacist at one of the 65,000 participating pharmacies to receive your discount automatically.
Our cards are free, but we need your help in reaching the millions who need help with their brand name and generic medicines!
For more information about how you can help or to find out more about the FamilyWize company visit www.FamilyWize.org or Facebook.com/familywize.
Thank you for helping us to reach one more person!
Online Marketing Manager