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Medicine giveaway scheduled Sept. 23 in Kannapolis

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KANNAPOLIS — A statewide nonprofit will hold a free over-the-counter medicine giveaway later this month.

Hosted by N.C. Med Assist, the event will be Sept. 23. Attendees can receive up to 10 items, which could include medicine for the following: allergy relief, pain relief, indigestion relief, cold medicine, first aid and vitamins. Event attendees can also receive other health-care services at the event, a news release said.

The event will start at 9 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. It will be held at A.L. Brown High School — 415 First Street in Kannapolis. Identification is not required.

The event’s goal, a news release said, is to help ease the burden for people faced with a choice between buying food or medication.

“We believe that caring for the whole person gives our members the very best chance at living meaningful, well lives and that by supporting committed community partners, like Med Assist, we can achieve our shared vision of improving the health and wellness of North Carolina’s most vulnerable citizens,” said Cardinal Innovations Health Care Chief Administrative Officer Amy Kendal.

Kendal’s organization is helping N.C. Med Assist organize the event.

Last year, N.C. Med Assist distributed more than $5.4 million of donated over-the-counter medicine to North Carolina residents and clinics.

For more information about the event or to volunteer, visit medassist.org

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