NC MedAssist Hosts Golf Tournament Supporting Low-Income Patients With Free Prescription Medication
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NC MedAssist will host its first invitational golf tournament on June 14th in Charlotte for charity. The nonprofit pharmacy says its goal is to raise $40,000 to help provide free prescription medication to low-income and uninsured North Carolina residents.
Presented by Carolina Complete Health, the inaugural Dispensing Hope Invitational golf tournament will be held at The Palisades Country Club in Charlotte on Monday.
The event will benefit North Carolina’s only charitable pharmacy, NC MedAssist, who provides free pharmacy services to those in need.
“Not only does NC MedAssist provide prescription and over-the-counter medications at no cost to North Carolina’s more vulnerable neighbors – they also provide hope. The mission is simple, but the service is life-changing for our patients and their families,” says Michael Bolewitz, PharmD, NC MedAssist’s Board of Directors Chair and COO of Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region.
Event officials say so far there are more than 90 individuals participating.
This year’s top sponsors for the tournament include: Carolina Complete Health, Wyrick Robbins, AmerisourceBergen /Lash Group, Atrium Health, Deloitte, and United Printing.
NC MedAssist officials say all the proceeds will go toward the purchase of generic prescription medications and other programming costs.
“We believe that no one should choose between putting food on their table and filling their doctor-prescribed medications,” stated NC MedAssist CEO Lori Giang. “Giving the community access to critical medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, will help improve a patient’s overall health, which in turn will lower healthcare costs for all stakeholders.”
Click here to donate to NC MedAssist or for more information on the upcoming golf tournament.