How to save money on prescriptions and give back
Posted: October 06, 2023 | Word Count: 754
Prescriptions can be expensive, but one company is committed to making communities healthier by making medicines more affordable. Since 2010, BuzzRx® customers have saved over $1 billion on prescription medications through their free prescription savings card, coupons, and mobile app.
While BuzzRx's primary goal is to help people get the medications they need to stay healthy, its work doesn't stop there. It's the only prescription savings company that gives back year-round to their nonprofit partners like Make-A-Wish®.
For the last 10 years, through its corporate sponsorship with Make-A-Wish, BuzzRx has helped grant over 650 life-changing wishes. BuzzRx is always eager to go the extra mile for wish kids, whether through volunteering at an event, participating in a wish-granting, or providing wish enhancements. Their reach is national, but their impact remains local because BuzzRx’s donations go back to the nearest Make-A-Wish chapter where the card was used. The BuzzRx team, including their community-based Representatives, are proud to know their efforts are giving back to their local communities.
"The BuzzRx team is thrilled to be celebrating 10 years of granting wishes through our partnership with Make-A-Wish," said Matthew Herfield, BuzzRx Chairman and CEO. "From day one, our company has wholeheartedly embraced its mission to spread hope, strength, and joy to children fighting life-threatening illnesses, and our passion for this cause has only grown stronger over time."
Making a difference, one kid at a time
The BuzzRx team is extremely passionate about giving back to Make-A-Wish and believes wholeheartedly in the power of a wish. Here are just a few wishes the company has made possible.
Christian, a 9-year-old from Chicago, was diagnosed with a congenital heart condition when he was just a baby. Since then, he endured several surgeries and today is feeling good thanks to his supportive relatives, close monitoring of his condition, and daily medication. For Christian's wish, he wanted to be a superhero, just like his favorite comic book character. In 2017, with sponsorship from BuzzRx, Make-A-Wish made his dream a reality! Christian helped save Chicago from “the bad guys” through a series of heroic actions across the city, and even had his own police escort!
In 2016, 5-year-old Wyatt was diagnosed with leukemia and underwent countless medical appointments, hospital stays, and chemotherapy sessions. "It's been a tough time, but he's such a strong little boy," said Brittany, Wyatt's Mom. In 2017, Make-A-Wish and BuzzRx granted Wyatt's wish in West Melbourne, Florida. Wyatt's heartwarming wish was to be an ice cream man so he could share his love for ice cream with his friends and family.
Audrey, a 12-year-old living in Arizona, has a passion for fashion! Her nervous system disorder and daily seizures caused by a stroke at birth didn't stop her from pursuing her interest in fashion. When she learned she was eligible for a wish, Audrey knew exactly what she wanted. "I wish to wear a fancy, poufy dress and have my photos taken with my hair and makeup done just like the models in fashion magazines." In 2021, BuzzRx sponsored Audrey's wish, and she was able to realize her dream of having a fashion photoshoot.
In 2020, 2-year-old Lydia was diagnosed with retinoblastoma and endured countless rounds of chemotherapy and eye surgeries. 4-year-old Lydia's greatest wish was to meet giraffes "at their house." BuzzRx and Make-A-Wish made it possible for her to visit Animal Adventure Park in upstate New York, where she enjoyed personalized behind-the-scenes tours and experiences, including feeding giraffes!
These are just a few of the many wishes BuzzRx has made possible over the last decade through its partnership with Make-A-Wish. In celebration of 10 years of granting wishes, during the 10th month of the year, BuzzRx will donate $1 for every app download, up to $10,000.
"The promise of a wish can be transformative for a child with a critical illness," said Leslie Motter, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America. “When a wish comes true, it gives kids like Audrey the strength to fight and even overcome their illness. We’re grateful to celebrate ten years of partnership with BuzzRx to help more children reclaim their childhood and believe in brighter days ahead.”
The free BuzzRx card and coupons can help you save up to 80% on prescription medications at over 60,000 pharmacies nationwide and make more wishes come true. This October, download the free BuzzRx app to help grant more wishes for wish kids—the company will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish at no cost to you. To learn more, visit BuzzRx.com/wish.