A Letter from NeedyMeds President, Rich Sagall, MD
Ever since I started NeedyMeds 25 years ago, all the information on the website has been free. In the beginning, there were two very part-time employees — now we have a staff of thirty. When we started, we had information about only the patient assistance programs — now we have data on 40,000 programs covering nearly 15 different types of assistance. When we started, we were doing well to get 100 visitors daily to the website — now we get 10,000 to 15,000 hits daily.
In the past, we have been able to cover our operating costs. This year has been different. We experienced some unexpected expenses. Due to our website host planning to go out of business, it became necessary for us to update our entire data system and website. This update will give our site visitors a much-needed comprehensive search experience. As a result, for the first time in our 25-year history, we are facing an operating deficit in 2022.
I am writing to ask you to help us out so we can continue what we are doing as well as add to the information we provide. We have big plans for 2023, but we need your help to accomplish them.
This is how you can help NeedyMeds. If everyone who visits the website signed up to donate just $5.00 per month, we could eliminate the deficit and continue with our plans to add more information. We know that many can’t afford $5.00 every month, but even donating just once will help. NeedyMeds is a 501(C)3 non-profit and all contributions are tax-deductible.*
I hope we have helped you or a family member or a friend. Now I hope you can help us.
Thanks for reading this letter and your help getting NeedyMeds over this crisis.
Rich Sagall, MD
* Consult your tax attorney or accountant for advice.