Greetings! This is Sarah Adkins. I am a pharmacist and native of Southeast Ohio. I was born and grew up in Athens County, Ohio. I completed my pharmacy training in Northwest and Central Ohio. I moved back to my roots here in Southeast Ohio in 2010. In working in collaboration with providers and local pharmacies, I have seen first-hand the great need for medication cost assistance here in Southeast Ohio. Inspired by Charitable Pharmacy in Columbus, Ohio and other non - profit pharmacies across Ohio and US, I looked to my connections and colleagues in Southeast Ohio to form a non - profit pharmacy to help ease costs of medications. The ultimate goal being increased medication adherence, improved chronic disease management and decreased hospitalizations.
We (the board and supporters of this endeavor) submitted our federal 501c3 status at the end of November 2019 and are looking for approval by end of February 2020. The Athens Foundation, here in Athens, Ohio, has graciously given us permission to collect funding under the Athens Foundation name so we may begin purchasing equipment, paying fees for pharmacy start up/medications, and finally finding a space to call the pharmacy home! Our goal is to be fully operational by Fall 2020.
We have also started a fundraising campaign on Facebook. Both are connect to the Rising Suns Non - Profit Pharmacy and will go to start - up costs.
Please know how grateful I am to have such an amazing team of board members and supporters. Please know how excited we are to give back to our community.
Thank you so much for your time and your consideration / contribution.
Disclaimer: Please note that Rising Suns Pharmacy (“Rising Suns”) is currently awaiting approval from the IRS of its application for non-profit status. While official designation as a non-profit corporation by the IRS is anticipated, if Rising Suns is not designated a non-profit corporation, you contribution to Rising Suns will not be tax deductible. Rising Suns will publicly announce the decision of the IRS once it has been received