DESTIN, Fla., Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Watertree Health, a leading provider of free prescription discount cards, today announced the formation of a groundbreaking national alliance with Make-A-Wish®. The new nationwide program benefitting Make-A-Wish will help accomplish two critical goals: increase the number of people who can afford their prescriptions; and help grant more wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions by raising funds for one of the nation's leading charities.
Currently, Watertree Health and Make-A-Wish have a pilot program in place with three chapters: Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida, Make-A-Wish Nebraska, and Make-A-Wish Arizona. Under the current program, each time the prescription discount card benefitting Make-A-Wish is used, Watertree Health makes a donation of 50 cents to the respective local Make-A-Wish chapter. To date, the pilot program has raised more than $80,000 to help participating chapters create life-changing wish experiences for wish kids. This new alliance builds on the success of the pilot program and expands the program nationally.
"We are extremely excited to join Make-A-Wish as a national sponsor. After seeing what the pilot program accomplished, by helping people save money on their prescriptions and helping to grant the wishes of some amazing kids, expanding the program was an easy decision," said Watertree Health President Shane Power. "We understand that it's not just medicine that helps these wonderful children, it's a positive outlook that gives them the courage to get better. This larger sponsorship will help ensure more funds are allotted to help make more wishes come true."
"Make-A-Wish is thrilled to welcome Watertree Health as a national sponsor. We are delighted to build upon an already fruitful relationship that in just a short period of time has contributed an impressive amount to three of our chapters," said David Williams, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish America. "We are excited to see what our two organizations will be able to accomplish and, more importantly, how many wish kids' lives we will be able to make better by working together on a national scale."
The prescription discount card, administered by Watertree Health, is free and available to everyone. It is accepted at 60,000 pharmacies across the country (including national, regional and local pharmacies such as CVS, Rite Aid, Walmart and Walgreens), and reduces the price of brand name and generic prescriptions by as much as 75 percent. The versatile card can be used by individuals to complement a health insurance plan—to help fill in gaps, or who do not have health coverage.
Cardiac, flu, asthma and migraine medications are among the many commonly-prescribed drugs that can be discounted by using the prescription discount card.
The prescription discount card benefitting Make-A-Wish is available at www.watertreehealthcard.com/wish, where you can download a card or request one be texted, mailed or emailed to you. You can also text WISH to 95577 or email [email protected]. For more information about Make-A-Wish, go to wish.org.
About Watertree Health
Watertree Health was founded in 2010 to address the growing need for accessible health care products and services in America. The Company's mission is to help people improve their lives by improving their health. Watertree Health's founders believe everyone should be able to afford their medicines. The Company launched the free prescription discount card in 2011 to help the tens of millions of people in America who didn't have adequate prescription coverage. For more information visit http://www.watertreehealth.com/
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Headquartered in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 38 minutes. It has granted more than 254,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 14,000 in 2013 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at www.wish.org to learn more.
Contact: Michael Loughran, 212-981-5258, [email protected]
SOURCE Watertree Health