Attorney General Josh Stein – Keynote Speaker for NC MedAssist Executive Luncheon
NC MedAssist’s Executive Luncheon, sponsored by UNC REX Healthcare, Duke Raleigh Hospital and WakeMed, was held on Thursday, May 25 at 11:30 am at Raleigh Marriott City Center. The free luncheon is open to anyone with the desire to promote a healthier North Carolina and learn how the uninsured play a huge role in current and future outcomes. More than 500 community and corporate leaders were in attendance.
Attorney General Josh Stein was the luncheon’s keynote speaker. The Attorney General discussed North Carolina’s current healthcare landscape and the importance of access to important health resources like prescription medication.
“I am honored to speak at the NC MedAssist Executive Luncheon in Raleigh,” said Stein. “The health of our North Carolina community is extremely important. By partnering with organizations like NC MedAssist, we are filling the gap for those who don’t have access to prescription medications and other health care resources.”
NC MedAssist is a charitable pharmacy that is currently serving patients in all 100 North Carolina counties through its Free Pharmacy Program. Patients enroll in the program through partner enrollment sites throughout the state or through self-referral. In the last fiscal year, MedAssist served 14,230 patients and dispensed 125,702 90-day prescriptions.
“We believe that no one should choose between putting food on their table or filling their doctor prescribed medications,” stated NC MedAssist Executive Director Lori Giang. “Together with UNC REX Healthcare, Duke Raleigh Hospital, WakeMed, our luncheon sponsors, and our many supporters, we are educating executives and community members on empowering our vulnerable neighbors on how to take care of their health. It is the entire community’s responsibility and we are so pleased to see so many of our local companies expanding their support.”
Funds raised at the luncheon will go towards the purchase of generic prescription medications and other programming costs. For every dollar donated, NC MedAssist will be able to dispense $15 in prescription medications back to the North Carolina community. To donate to NC MedAssist or for more information on the 2017 NC MedAssist Executive Luncheon visit www.medassist.org.