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Taking Charge of Your Health


LOOKING AHEAD. OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICINE CAN BE EXPENSIVE ESPECIALLY FOR NEIGHBORS IN NEE IT’S WHY SEVERAL LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS ARE HOLDING A FREE OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICINE GIVEAWAY IN HIGH POINT TODAY. SAMINA ENGEL IS LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM WITH MORE AND SAMINA, HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE ORGANIZERS EXPECTING SAMINA: THEY PLAN TO SERVE AT LEAST 1,500 PEOPLE TODAY AT THE HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY CENTER IN OAK HOLLOW MALL. THE EVENT IS OPEN TO ANYONE NEEDING OVER-THE-COUNT MEDICATION, LIKE ALLERGY RELIEF, COLD MEDICINE AND VITAMINS A NON-PROFIT PHARMACY PROGRAM CALLED NC MED ASSIST IS BEHIND THE EVEN THE GOAL IS TO HELP EASE THE BURDEN FOR NEIGHBORS IN NEED, WHO SOMETIMES HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN BUYING FOOD AND MEDICATION. THE EVENT IS FUNDED BY HIGH POINT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION. AND IS HOSTED BY HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY AND HIGH POINT SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH. PHARMACY STUDENTS AND FACULTY FROM THE UNIVERSITY WILL BE ON-HAND TO HELP PEOPLE WITH QUESTION>>IT’S NO ID, IT’S FREE, IT’S OPEN TO ANYONE. WE JUST NEED PEOPLE TO COME AND GET THIS MEDICATION. WE HAVE TONS ON OUR HAND EACH PERSON IS GOING TO LEAVE WITH MORE THAN $80 WORTH, SO THAT’S WONDERFUL. WE WANT THESE PEOPLE WHO ARE IN NEED TO COME GET THE MEDICATION THEY DESERVE. TODAY’S GIVEAWAY WILL START AT NINE AND RUN THROUGH TWO. REPORTING LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM

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