Transparent-Running-Man-logoTo benefit the NC MedAssist program, a nonprofit pharmacy program providing access to lifesaving prescription medications, patient support, advocacy and related services to poor, vulnerable and uninsured North Carolinians, the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) is a sponsor of the Miles for Medicine event on June 18 in Cary. Please consider joining the NCMS 5k run/walk team, volunteering on the day of the fundraiser or making a donation to this cause. Register here.
NC MedAssist began in 1997 through the efforts of the Mecklenburg Medical Society Alliance and with the assistance of a $55,000 grant from the employees of Presbyterian Hospital. NCMS Past President Darlene Menscer, MD, and NCMS Foundation President-elect Janice Huff, MD, were instrumental in the founding of the organization. Since its inception, NC MedAssist has dispensed over $30 million in free prescription medicines. It has been named one of the tip 25 non-profit organizations in Charlotte by the Charlotte Business Journal.  For every $1 donated, $13 in donated medications is dispensed back to the community.
The NCMS staff will be out in force on June 18 to support NC MedAssist and enjoy the event with exercise – and the pancakes, bacon and beer that will be served. Please help us support this worthy organization. Get more information and register here.