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Member's Press Release

Release Date: 11/13/2019
Contact: Delegate Barbara Evans Fleischauer, 304-319-2423


Barbara Fleischauer


Media Advisory: Press Conference on Insulin Caravan to Canada at 5 p.m. Nov. 13

WHAT: Press Conference on Insulin Caravan to Canada, bipartisan bus trip to purchase less expensive insulin in Canada (Niagara Falls).

WHEN: Press conference will take place at 5 p.m. today, Wednesday Nov. 13th. (Caravan scheduled for Sunday Dec. 8th. Meet at 6 a.m. in Morgantown, return from Niagara Falls, Ontario on the same day. Niagara Falls is less than five hours, all interstate.)

WHERE: Beckley City Hall, 409 S. Kanawha St., Beckley, WV.

WHY: Increase awareness about the astronomical price increases in the cost of insulin, and how that affects West Virginia families, explain why caravan is needed to save on insulin costs.

WHO: Press conference will include statements from people harmed by the insulin affordability crisis as well as a physician who will discuss dangers of rationing insulin. Legislators will share information about potential savings from going on the caravan, how to reserve tickets, the need for & process to get a passport, how to make donations, etc.

HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS OR MAKE DONATIONS: https://insulincaravan.eventsmart.com/

See fact sheet: http://www.wvlegislature.gov/legisdocs/misc/insulin-caravan-fact-sheet.pdf




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