BETHLEHEM, Pa., Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FamilyWize, a community service partnership focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities, today launched its "Share the Love" campaign in support of American Heart Month.
According to the American Heart Association, an estimated 85.6 million people in the U.S. are living with cardiovascular diseases, including heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure and chest pain. However, fewer Americans have been dying of heart disease and stroke since the 1980s thanks to progress in medical therapies and lifestyle changes that help curb risk.
The FamilyWize campaign encourages everyone to share the gift of heart health and savings through a special edition, shareable Valentine's Day e-card that can be accessed at www.FamilyWize.org/SharetheLove today through February 15th. In addition, FamilyWize will be sharing tips and advice for better heart health and savings on its social media accounts using #SharetheLove throughout the month.
The "Share The Love" Valentine's Day e-card includes the FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card, which in 2015 saved more than 350,000 people more than $29M on heart medications, an average savings of over 35%. The card also provides an average of 43% savings off of prescription medication retail prices (based on 2015 data). Recipients can print the FamilyWize card directly, or download the free app.
"American Heart Month and Valentine's Day offer a great opportunity for sharing and caring in a positive and fun way," said Joseph Sanginiti, President of FamilyWize. "We believe that the cost of medication should never be an obstacle to good health – and that people should not have to choose between paying for basic necessities and filling their prescription medications. Our 'Share the Love' initiative is all about showing you care and we think that sharing the opportunity to save and be healthy is one of the best ways you can do that."
According to the Commonwealth Fund, 64 million people without enough insurance coverage were at risk in 2014, both financially and physically, from untreated medical conditions. For those individuals, the FamilyWize e-card is more than a sign of affection; it's a gift of health and savings that can make a real difference.
As of December 2015, FamilyWize has helped more than 9 million people save more than $950 million dollars on prescription medications through its free Prescription Savings Card and downloadable app.
About the FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card
The FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card, which is accepted at more than 60,000 pharmacies nationwide, covers all FDA approved prescription medications. The card is free to all consumers – both insured and uninsured – and provided an average savings 43 percent on medication costs in 2015. The use of the FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card is unlimited; it does not require any personal information from the user and has no eligibility criteria or restrictions due to preexisting conditions. To take advantage of the savings that FamilyWize offers, consumers can print a card from FamilyWize.org, can call 1-866-810-3784 and request a card to be sent to them, or can download the free FamilyWize app.
About the FamilyWize Community Service Partnership
FamilyWize is a community service partnership focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. Through our partnerships with United Way and more than 100,000 community organizations, government agencies, pharmacies, health systems and businesses, we are making prescription medications more affordable and more accessible.
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