Bridge the Gap™
The Flowers Heritage Foundation created the Bridge The Gap program to help ensure that the life-saving medication needs of every low-income person living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S. are met. The primary objective of the Bridge the Gap program was to provide low-income PLWHA in the U.S., who are not able to obtain antiretroviral medication through the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), access to these life-saving antiretroviral medications.
The number of marginalized PLWHA in the U.S. who are not able to obtain HIV medications is alarming. The FHF supports advocates who consistently work to affect public policy level for this unacceptable situation and insure adequate government funding is allocated for these purposes in the future. For now, however, PLWHA are dying while waiting for medications. The BTG program addresses this problem, literally saving lives using the most cost-effective means possible. To date, we have successfully provided funding for 35 wait-listed persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Montana to obtain needed prescription drugs for one year in 2007 and 2008.
To date, Flowers Heritage Foundation is the only organization that organizes and contributes to this cause. However, we need support from friends, family, advocates, and all others to step up and “Adopt a Patient” for our Bridge the Gap Program. One hundred (100) percent of FHF grant and individual donor contributions go directly to programs that benefit underserved individuals.
Tom Loker, Ramsell COO, Montana Lt. Gov. John Bohlinger,
and Eric Flowers, Ramsell CEO