Text to save on meds

Text the word “family” to 700700 to save up to 75 percent on the cost of your prescription medicine.

“It really is that easy,” said Cynthia Pritchard, executive director of United Way of Greater Augusta

When you get a free FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card sent to your cell phone by text, just show the text to your pharmacist, who will automatically apply the discount to the cost of your medicine. And you can help everyone you know by forwarding on the information.

You can also get a free FamilyWize card with a click of a mouse at www.unitedwayga.org, www.FamilyWize.org and the FamilyWize Facebook page.

“United Way of Greater Augusta provides free FamilyWize prescription discount cards for everyone in our area, printed cards and, now, electronically as well,” Pritchard said. “When one out of every four people in our community has trouble buying their medicine, we’re looking for all possible ways to make sure every person in our community gets the free help provided by these cards.”

There are still more than 80 million people in the United States, in every community, large and small, that have no health insurance or need help to buy prescription medicine not covered by their health plan.

“Technology makes it possible for us to help a lot more people, much more quickly.” said Dan Barnes, chief executive and co-chair of FamilyWize. “It’s really incredible how cell phones, the Internet, Facebook and Twitter can make getting help so much easier and faster.”

United Way of Greater Augusta and FamilyWize have already saved people living and working in our community over $1,150,000 on the cost of their medicine.  Please take one minute to help yourself, and to help your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers by sending them a text, email, Facebook or Twitter message to let them know about this important free help.

For more information or to print a card with a click of the mouse, go to  FamilyWize.org and www.unitedwayga.org.


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