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Member's Press Release

Release Date: 11/17/2019
Contact: Delegate Barbara Evans Fleischauer, 304-319-2423


Barbara Fleischauer


Media Advisory: Press Conference on Insulin Caravan to Canada at 12 p.m. Nov. 19

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 noon, Tuesday November 19, 2019.  (Caravan scheduled for Sunday Dec. 8th.  Caravan will meet at 6 am in Morgantown, return from Niagara Falls, Ontario on the same day.  Niagara Falls is less than five hours, all interstate.)

WHERE: Room 252M, State Capitol, Charleston WV (Lew McManus Room).

WHY: Increase awareness about the astronomical price increases in the cost of insulin, and how that affects WV 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 pharmacist who will discuss dangers of rationing insulin, differences between Type 1 & Type 2 diabetics, and their insulin needs.  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.  Those who don’t have a passport will need to get an EXPEDITED PASSPORT, we recommend a passport card., which is cheaper.

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

 

See also attached fact sheet. http://www.wvlegislature.gov/legisdocs/misc/insulin-caravan-fact-sheet2.pdf

  




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