Volunteer Opportunities — and Fun – With NC MedAssist

medassistNC MedAssist, a nonprofit pharmacy program providing access to lifesaving prescription medications, patient support, advocacy and related services to poor, vulnerable and uninsured North Carolina residents, has several worthwhile and fun volunteer opportunities.

First, the Mobile Free Pharmacy provides adults and children who are low-income with free health screenings, education and medicine cabinet staples.  NC MedAssist collaborates with community partners to organize free events.  Participants receive blood pressure and glucose screenings and items such as aspirin, Tylenol and children’s medicine to take home.

Serving between 800 – 1000 individuals at each event takes many hands, so volunteers are needed to serve as medical consultants, restockers and sorters, personal shoppers and much more.  Mobile Free Pharmacy events are held across the state.  To view a list of events, please visit www.medassist.org/otc-medicine-program.  If you are interested in volunteering, please either sign-up online at www.medassist.org/volunteer or contact Misty Moore at mmoore@medassist.org or 704.350.3597.

Second, did you know that beer can do a lot of things—including save a life!  Okay—not really, but participating in the Pancakes & Beer 5K can!    Join NC MedAssist for its 4th Annual Pancakes & Beer 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, November 4th at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery.  All proceeds go to provide lifesaving medication to those who cannot afford it.  Sign up and learn more about this great cause here!  Questions, please contact Blythe Chadim at bchadim@medassist.org or 704.350.3568.  Or visit www.runncmedassist.com to learn more!


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