AP NEWS
This content is a press release from our partner Business Wire. The AP newsroom and editorial departments were not involved in its creation.
PRESS RELEASE from provider: Business Wire
This content is a press release from our partner Business Wire. The AP newsroom and editorial departments were not involved in its creation.

More Than $280,000 Donated to Children’s Miracle Network by California Rx

February 19, 2019
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles check presentation. (Photo: Business Wire)

ORANGE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 19, 2019--The California Rx Card® and its national partner, United Networks of America, have donated $280,411 to nine hospitals across California that are part of the Children’s Miracle Network, which raises funds for children’s health care and medical research.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190219005975/en/

Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles check presentation. (Photo: Business Wire)

“We are thrilled to be able to join with United Networks of America to support children’s health in California,” said Edward J. Brown III, vice president of the California Rx Card program. “In addition to delivering savings to Californians on their medications, each prescription processed through our program helps raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network facilities in the state.”

Children’s Hospital Los AngelesCHOC Children’s in OrangeCottage Children’s Medical CenterRady Children’s HospitalSalinas Valley Memorial HospitalLauren Small Children’s Center at Bakersfield Memorial HospitalUC Davis Children’s HospitalUCSF Benioff Children’s HospitalValley Children’s Hospital

Donations to the nine beneficiaries statewide are based on the number of prescriptions filled in each hospital’s service area using the California Rx Card. Since the partnership between United Networks of America and Children’s Miracle Network began in 2015, more than $2.4 million has been donated to children’s hospitals nationwide.

“Our prescription drug discount program was launched in California in late 2007,” noted Brown. “Through year-end 2018, the California Rx Card has saved residents more than $600 million in 11 years.”

Available at no cost to residents regardless of their age or income, the California Rx Card offers discounts of up to 75 percent on both brand name and generic prescriptions. It is accepted at major chain pharmacies in California and at more than 68,000 pharmacies across the country. The participating pharmacy roster includes CVS, CVS at Target, Rite Aid, Walgreen’s, Walmart, and regional pharmacies like those inside Albertson’s, Pavilions, Raley’s, Ralph’s, Safeway, and Von’s supermarkets, as well as others. The card also offers savings for Californians needing prescriptions when traveling outside the state.

California residents can download a free prescription-discount card by visiting https://californiarxcard.com/.

View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190219005975/en/

CONTACT: Edward J. Brown III

Vice President, California Rx Card

Phone: 949.636.2025

Email:ebrown@californiarxcard.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH HOSPITALS PHARMACEUTICAL CHILDREN RETAIL SPECIALTY OTHER RETAIL CONSUMER FAMILY GENERAL HEALTH

SOURCE: California Rx Card

Copyright Business Wire 2019.

PUB: 02/19/2019 03:32 PM/DISC: 02/19/2019 03:32 PM

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190219005975/en