Thursday, January 12, 2017

Prince Hall Shriners Join the American Diabetes Association in a Call to Acton for Insulin Affordability

The average price of insulin has skyrocketed in recent years, but the reasons for that increase aren’t clear.  Insulin isn’t a luxury; it’s the difference between life and death for those who need it. Yet the cost of insulin is increasing at an alarming rate. It’s time for change. Join your fellow members of the Prince Hall Shriners Family and the American Diabetes Association in calling for action. Add your name to the petition below and tell:

  • All entities in the insulin supply chain that we need transparency, affordability and access, and that no one who relies on insulin should have to wonder if they’ll be able to afford it, and;
  • Congress to hold hearings to identify the reasons for the dramatic increases in insulin prices and to take action to ensure all people who need insulin have affordable access to this lifesaving medication.
It only takes a minute to sign the petition at you or someone you love needs insulin and cannot afford it, the choices are scary. As the cost of insulin continues to rise, more of us, our family members, our friends and our neighbors are rationing their insulin or doing without other necessities to pay for this lifesaving drug.  This is unacceptable. It’s time to stand together and call for change.    

Once you’ve signed on, help us spread the word. We have set a goal of 20,000 signatures.  Real change can only happen when we raise our voices together. Here’s how you can help:

1.    Share the petition with your social media community. Tell them why it matters and invite them to join you in this fight.

2.    Email your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers and classmates to tell them how important it is to keep insulin affordable, and ask them to add their voices to this call to action at

3.    Know other organizations that have a stake in making insulin affordable? Ask them to join us, and make this call for change even stronger.

Let’s send a message that the rising cost of insulin, and the lives of those who depend on it, cannot be ignored