When I was a Charlotte NPR reporter, I would turn to Care Ring for perspective on who was being left behind amid the health care trends I was covering. Care Ring's leaders know that better than anyone in Mecklenburg County: for 65 years, the nonprofit has played a critical role filling gaps in our health care system.
Today, that work is more important than ever as low-income patients and people of color are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Care Ring has been doing heroic work not only to continue serving its patients, but also to reduce costs for them as they battle what is both a health and an economic crisis.
I am proud to serve on the nonprofit's board of directors and support it financially. Please join me in making a donation to help those in our community who may otherwise be left behind. Consider that $50 would help cover a primary care visit to our clinic, and $500 would provide 10 patients at-home equipment to monitor their chronic conditions between visits.