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United Way of Greater Plymouth County and FamilyWize Announce Prescription Savings of $1.5 Million for Local Community Members

Contact Person:
Dennis Carman
United Way of Greater Plymouth County
934 West Chestnut Street
Brockton, MA 02301
508 583-6306 ext. 105

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
1/11/16

United Way of Greater Plymouth County and FamilyWize Announce Prescription Savings of $1.5 Million for Local Community Members

Successful Partnership Helps Make Prescription Medication More Affordable
 
FamilyWize prescription savings cards are available at United Way

BROCKTON- United Way of Greater Plymouth County and FamilyWize Community Service Partnership, an organization focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities, today announced that local residents in Plymouth County saved $1,506,130 on prescription costs with 20,821 community members benefitting, as a result of the successful partnership between the two organizations.

“Thanks to our partnership with FamilyWize, we are able to make a difference by providing a way for our neighbors to stay healthy,” said Dennis Carman, United Way of Greater Plymouth County President & CEO. “By reducing the burden of high prescription medication costs for those who are uninsured or underinsured, we are helping to build a stronger community.”

FamilyWize, a long-time partner of United Way, works with nearly 1,000 local United Ways to help make all FDA approved prescription medication more affordable for individuals with high prescription costs through the free FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card. To take advantage of the savings that FamilyWize offers, consumers can download a free card from FamilyWize.org.
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About United Way of Greater Plymouth County
Established in 1922, United Way of Greater Plymouth County’s mission is “We unite people, ideas and resources to improve the lives of people in Greater Plymouth County.”  United Way envisions a “a safe, healthy and well-educated community in which people's needs are met effectively, respectfully and compassionately” by focusing its resources on addressing the vital and interconnected needs of education, health and income.  United Way serves the communities of southeastern Massachusetts, including the city of Brockton and the towns of Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, Carver, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Easton, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Lakeville, Marshfield, Middleboro, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rockland, Stoughton, West Bridgewater, and Whitman.     
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