Wednesday, November 20, 2013

2013 - America Medicine Chest Challenge Day of Collection Wrap Up

Update: American Medicine Chest


2013 - AMCC Day of Collection Wrap Up

Allow me to first  extend our thoughts at AMCC to our many partners affected by this past weekend’s devastating tornados and storms. If you wish to help please visit  the American Red Cross, Providing Comfort After Midwest Tornadoes.

Lao Tzu said that the journey of 1,000 miles must begin with the first step. The American Medicine Chest Challenge journey that began four years ago as a grass route movement has now gone beyond 1,000 miles -- in fact with the support of local law enforcement and community partners AMCC now has traveled 6,400 miles to partnerships from East Millinocket, Maine, to Long Beach, Washington, from Stephenville, Texas to Jamestown, North Dakota and to thousands of communities in between.

I am pleased to report that on November 9, 2013 the 4th Annual AMCC National Day of Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness and Safe Disposal of Unused, Unwanted, and Expired medicine was a tremendous success! Hundreds of thousands of families from across the country accepted the 5-Step Challenge to safeguard their families and help prevent prescription drug abuse in their homes. Many families utilized one of the hundreds of permanent prescription drug disposal locations at law enforcement locations across the country.

As many of you are aware, I had the privilege of visiting many of your community based permanent Rx collection locations in police stations and sheriff offices across this the country. Each of you inspired me and the whole AMCC team to continue and expand our efforts to help YOU get the important and lifesaving AMCC message out to your local communities.

AMCC just received word that over 204 million media impressions were recorded as part of AMCC’s public health education efforts. Thank you for your commitment! Together we are protecting our children one family at a time.

Angelo M. Valente, CEO AMCC

A reminder, if you have a permanent prescription drug drop-box that is not listed on, complete this form.

Take the American Medicine Chest Challenge in
5 Simple Steps:

1. Take inventory of your prescription and over-the-counter medicine.
2. Secure your medicine
3. Safely dispose of your unused, unwanted, and expired medicine.
4. Take your medicine exactly as prescribed.
5. Talk to your children about the dangers of prescription drug abuse... they are listening.
American Medicine Chest Challenge

Home of the National Online Directory of Permanent Prescription Drug Collection Boxes
American Medicine Chest Challenge (AMCC) is a community based public health initiative, with law enforcement partnership, designed to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and provide a nationwide day of disposal - at a collection site or in the home - of unused, unwanted, and expired medicine that will be held on the second Saturday of November each year in communities across the country.

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