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Former NBA Champion John Salley Partners With Watertree Health To Promote Free Prescription Discount Card

NEW YORK, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Former NBA champion, television/film personality and health & wellness advocate John Salley has partnered with Watertree Health, a leading provider of free prescription discount cards, to help promote and distribute their card to anyone who needs help paying for their medicines.

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Salley, a vegan and much sought after speaker on the benefits of living a healthier lifestyle, believes that a healthy diet is the best medicine.  However, he also recognizes that many people need traditional medicines to help maintain their well-being but are unable to pay for them. It is estimated that more than 100 million Americans don't have full prescription coverage. For this reason says Salley, "I am thrilled to partner with Watertree Health in order to make a difference, by helping people afford the medicines they sorely need."

For Salley, there are several benefits to promoting the free Watertree Health Prescription Discount Card – helping people get the medicines they need to stay healthy, and raising awareness and funds for The John Salley Foundation whose mission is to educate the community about the dangers of childhood obesity. According to the Center for Disease Control, childhood obesity now affects 17% of all children and adolescents in the United States – triple the rate from just one generation ago.

Watertree Health Co-Founder and CEO Matt Herfield says, "What makes this such an exciting partnership is the belief we both share, that people deserve the opportunity to live healthy lives."  It was the reason he started the company, to address the growing need for affordable health care products and services, and to help those who are most at risk.

Accepted at over 60 thousand pharmacies nationwide, the Watertree Health Prescription Discount Card is a simple way to get significant savings on brand name and generic prescriptions. It's pre-activated and easy to get at  It is not and should not be mistaken for health insurance.

About Watertree Health 
Watertree Health was founded in 2010, to address the growing need for accessible health care products and services in America.  Its mission is to help people improve their lives by improving their health.  The company's founders believe everyone should be able to afford their medicines.  They launched the free Prescription Discount Card to help the 100 million people in America who don't have full prescription coverage and are subject to high out-of-pocket costs.  Through its partnerships with the nation's leading Pharmacy Benefit Managers, it is able to provide people significant savings on prescription products.  For information on the company visit

About John Salley
Former NBA champion John Salley is a multi-faceted television, film & radio personality, entrepreneur and much sought after health & wellness speaker and advocate, involved in helping people better understand the benefits of healthy eating.  Salley is affiliated with numerous organizations and charities.  He is actively involved with Operation Smile, PETA and the fight against diabetes and childhood obesity.  Salley is a strong supporter of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), promoting preventive medicine through innovative programs.  Follow John on Facebook, Twitter@thejohnsalley and his website,

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