BETHLEHEM, Pa. – April 29, 2015 – FamilyWize® Community Service Partnership, an organization dedicated to improving community health and well-being by reducing the cost of prescription medicine via its free-to-all Prescription Savings Card, will share highlights of its 2014 Annual Impact report at United Way’s Community Leader Conference (CLC) on April 30 in Grapevine, TX.
The CLC gathers leaders from United Ways and partners from around the world to learn, collaborate and plan for a positive future. FamilyWize, a long-time partner of United Way, works with nearly 1,000 of the 1,200 local United Ways to raise awareness and minimize the cost of prescription medicine for both insured and uninsured individuals.
“As of December 2014, FamilyWize and its network of more than 100,000 community partners have helped over 7.7 million consumers save nearly $800 million on prescription medicine,” said Dan Barnes, founder and chief executive officer of FamilyWize. “FamilyWize’s success, however, is best defined by our continued ability to work with organizations such as United Way to provide the opportunity for better health and financial stability to individuals and local communities.”
During his presentation, Barnes will also unveil FamilyWize’s new five-year goal to help 25 million people save on prescriptions by 2020.
“As we close in on the $1 billion cost-savings goal we established five years ago, we want to set a new goal for the next five years. Our hope is to continue to bring awareness and solutions to issues and needs of the 80 million Americans that are either uninsured or have high deductibles or medications not covered by insurance,” continued Barnes. “Such an ambitious goal would be impossible without the collaboration of our network of partners. We remain tremendously grateful for organizations like United Way for helping us work towards a better future.”
“United Way and FamilyWize share a vision and dedication to improving the health, education and financial stability of the individuals and communities that will define the next generation,” said Stacey Stewart, U.S. president, United Way Worldwide. “Our continued partnership with FamilyWize allows us to generate greater momentum to tackle these issues head-on and create a meaningful impact for consumers across the country.”
For more information on FamilyWize and to download a free prescription savings card, please visit FamilyWize.org.
About The FamilyWize Community Partnership
FamilyWize® Community Service Partnership is committed to helping improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities. Cost is the #1 reason why people do not take their medications. This is a cause of financial stress for families and communities. FamilyWize makes prescriptions more affordable for all, helping communities live happier and healthier.Download a PDF of this press release