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United Way of Roanoke Valley Celebrates $9 Million in Prescription Savings

Roanoke, Virginia – December 17, 2015 – United Way of Roanoke Valley announced today that local residents have saved $9 million on their prescription medications, thanks to its FamilyWize program, an effort focused on improving the health and well being of individuals, families and communities.

Through this effort, United Way has helped promote the free, easy to use FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card, which has helped more than 56,570 local residents save more than $9 million on their prescriptions since 2008.

“No one should have to choose between putting food on the table or taking their prescription medication,” said Abby Verdillo, Vice President, Community Impact of United Way of Roanoke Valley. “That’s why we are putting this savings card in the hands of individuals and families across the Roanoke Valley. This free prescription savings card can reduce the costs of prescriptions for anyone who uses it. It’s an extremely valuable resource that everyone, regardless of their financial situation, should use.”

FamilyWize cards immediately lower the cost of medicine by an average of 42 percent and potentially more for people without insurance or who take medications not covered by their plan. Just by presenting the FamilyWize card at their local pharmacy, customers save on the cost of their prescription medicine, no strings attached.
The FamilyWize prescription savings card can be used by anyone, including people with Medicaid or Medicare, and not just people without insurance. The use of the FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card is unlimited, does not require any personal information from the user and has no eligibility criteria.
To take advantage of the savings that FamilyWize offers, consumers can print a card from www.uwrv.org/familywize or the card can be downloaded from the free FamilyWize app.