NC MedAssist is holding a mobile free pharmacy event in Cabarrus County on Dec. 4. The event is open to any person or family needing over-the-counter medications.

The event will be held at First Missionary Baptist Church, 59 Chestnut Drive SW, Concord, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Participants must be at least 18 years old to receive medicine. Everyone will receive up to eight over-the-counter medicinal items free of charge. No identification is required.

“NC MedAssist is excited to host a mobile free pharmacy event in Cabarrus County,” said NC MedAssist CEO Lori Giang. “Together with our community partners, we are bringing free over-the-counter medications, like Tylenol and Band-Aids, to area residents. No one should ever go without medicine, and the Mobile Free Pharmacy Program enables us to reach those who are unaware of our free resources.”

“We are pleased to partner with NC MedAssist and bring the Mobile Free Pharmacy to Cabarrus County,” said Timbs Fulghum, community engagement corporate responsibility manager with Atrium Health, which is supporting the NC MedAssist initiative. “This event helps members of our community gain access to necessary over-the-counter medications and additional resources available in our area.”

At the event, information will be available about enrolling in the NC MedAssist Free Pharmacy Program, which mails free prescription medications directly to a patient’s home. NC MedAssist’s overall goal is to help ease the burden for those in need; it is aiding people who are making the choice between buying food and purchasing life-saving medication.

Over the last fiscal year, NC MedAssist distributed over $74.4 million in free prescription and over-the-counter medication statewide. This would not be possible without numerous, dedicated volunteers.

NC MedAssist is a statewide, nonprofit pharmacy founded in 1997.

The organization provides free prescription medication to low-income, uninsured North Carolinians. NC MedAssist offers three programs that address the needs of children and adults: the Free Pharmacy Program, the Mobile Free Pharmacy and the Senior Care Program. Learn more about NC MedAssist at www.medassist.org.

You can also visit its Facebook and Twitter pages, or contact it to find out how you can help.

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