11/19/2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
In memory of James Hollister, who tragically lost his life to brain cancer in 2015, the James Hollister Wellness Foundation emerged as a beacon against the alarming wastage of usable medicines. Co-founded by James’ son, Matthew Hollister, and his friend, Stefano Brugnerotto, the foundation was a response to the family’s painful experience of having to discard valuable cancer medications due to regulations and concerns.
Every year, the U.S. sees the wastage of approximately $2 billion in prescription drugs, with about $5 billion worth of unopened medicines dumped. What’s more distressing is that many of these medications, which could save lives, are disposed of improperly, posing environmental threats. Concurrently, there’s a looming crisis of drug shortages, especially in developing countries.
The James Hollister Wellness Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit, provides a visionary solution to this problem. It acts as a bridge, channeling surplus medicines from individuals, healthcare institutions, and companies to areas where they are desperately needed. Partnered with Save Inc., the foundation has successfully rerouted medicines, ensuring they reach the hands of licensed medical practitioners overseas, especially in countries like Honduras, Ukraine, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Bolivia.
These medicines, either re-prescribed by repository pharmacies or distributed by mobile medical clinics, have impacted tens of thousands of lives, transforming the tragic legacy of James Hollister into one of hope, healing, and humanitarian service. Through their innovative model and partnerships, they’ve not only prevented the needless waste of life-saving medications but also provided healthcare access to the underprivileged, upholding the adage that every pill, like every life, counts.
Tickets are $40.00 per person online. $45.00 at the door.
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