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Jan 03

American Heart Association Cardiac Arrest

Thank you, Katie Thom, Region SVP, Development and Community Health, from the American Heart Association, for this information! Like many of you I was watching last night’s NFL game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills. Late in the first quarter, 24-year-old, Damar Hamlin, a safety for the Buffalo Bills, suffered a cardiac arrest […]

Nov 16


5083 Ohioans died of accidental drug overdoses in 2021, more than in any previous year. We can all help to reduce this trend and save lives in Stark County. What are some easy ways to help? Learn the signs of an overdose, get trained, and carry the overdose reversal drug naloxone. Learn more about naloxone […]

Nov 11

Resource Fair

Goodwill to Host Community Resource Fair

Jul 25

Jul 12

Dear Stark Women landing page Change begins when you speak up! That is what women in Stark County did and now we have the Dear Stark Women landing page. This page is filled with resources to help make your health a priority. Visit and locate services near you. Thank you Stark County Health Department for this great resource […]

Jul 07

Head Start Job Openings

Head Start Job Fair

Jun 13


Beacon Charitable Pharmacy will be closed June 20, 2022 in observance of Juneteenth.

Apr 06

House Bill 558

Mar 04

Covid-19 Event

Feb 07

COVID clinic

Feb 04

Winter weather

Due to the continued wintry weather and the safety of the customers and staff, Beacon will be closed again today, Friday, February 4th. If you have any questions or immediate needs, please call 330-445-1087.

Feb 02


Due to inclement weather Beacon Charitable Pharmacy will be closed February 3, 2022. If you have any questions please call 330-445-1087 option 2

May 11

Best of the Best nominations

Let’s get the word out that Beacon is here to help. Copy and paste the  link. Click on Services Scroll down to locate Best Non-Profit Organization Type in Beacon Charitable Pharmacy Click nominate There is additional information to fill out such as name, email, etc.   Might be a great way for people to learn […]

Mar 19


We have a limited amount of donated Ostomy/Ileostomy supplies and dressings, and some tube feeding . Call 330-445-1085 if interested.

Aug 28

United Way Campaign Award Beacon was awarded the Partners in Excellence Award. Congratulations on your 2019 campaign award! We are so grateful for your hard work and support of United Way each and every year. Since we couldn’t recognize you in person this year, our team put together a fun video that goes along with your award and […]

Aug 19

Cong. Anthony Gonzalez

Our agency met with Cong. Anthony Gonzalez along with the Alliance for Patient Access, to present the 2020 Champion of Patient Access award. Cong. Gonzalez is a champion for seniors health and protecting access to Medicare Part D. We appreciate the opportunity to share the work of our agency and especially how we are able […]

Jun 11

2020 NAFC

We are committed to providing quality care at Beacon Charitable Pharmacy.Our organization earned a top 2020 Gold Rating from the @nafclinics Quality Standards Program.

Apr 01

Dec 05

Ohio House Health Committee passes HB72

Feb 26

Heart of Stark: New name, same service from vital prescription network

In partnership with The Canton Repository, every week the Stark Community Foundation is highlighting positive happenings in our community. Here’s to a Good News Monday! • We’re grateful to Beacon Charitable Pharmacy (formerly Prescription Assistance Network) for being a beacon of hope for the uninsured and underinsured in our community. Beacon has helped local residents fill 75,000 […]

Feb 06

Prescription service takes a new name

Beacon Charitable Pharmacy now is the name for the Prescription Assistance Network of Stark County. The non-profit organization said it will continue to provide medications, guidance, solutions and hope to uninsured, underinsured and low- to moderate-income residents in Stark and Carroll counties. The new name reflects the services and should help increase local awareness by […]

Oct 25

University Pharmacy Partnership Honored

Thomas Bernabei, the mayor of Canton, Ohio, recently presented a proclamation recognizing a collaboration between the NEOMED College of Pharmacy and the Beacon Charitable Pharmacy (formerly known as Prescription Assistance Network, or PAN) that for years has benefitted the Canton community. At a dinner at the Military Aviation Preservation Society (MAPS) Air Museum in Canton, […]

Oct 23

Foundation awards more than $100,000 in grants to area nonprofits

By Akron Beacon Journal Staff The Austin-Bailey Health and Wellness Foundation recently approved more than $123,060 in grants to nine nonprofit groups in Holmes, Stark, Tuscarawas and Wayne counties. The foundation supports programs that promote the physical and mental well-being of the people in those four counties. In addition, Austin-Bailey provides $4,000 scholarships to students […]

Jul 28

Prescription assistance program comes to Carroll County

By SARA KLEIN News Leader Staff Writer Posted Jul 28, 2016 at 1:00 AM Two programs geared towards helping low- to moderate-income people were the topic of discussion at the July 25 meeting of the CC Board of Commissioners. The board first heard about a new prescription assistance program that has come to Carroll County. Carol Risaliti, executive director of […]

Oct 18

Blues and brews benefit Prescription Assistance Network

Published: October 18, 2015 – 11:00 AM By Akron Beacon Journal Staff Betty O’Neill-Roderick Guests entered through a make-believe pharmacy for the ninth annual Blues, Brews & All That Jazz, held at the Kent State Stark Conference Center on Thursday evening. The make-believe pharmacy entrance was designed and constructed by Sally Paquin and Lorrie Harbert. […]

Apr 06

Nonprofit Spotlight: Prescription Assistance Network of Stark County

By Denise Sautters staff writer WHAT IS YOUR MISSION? SHOW MORE… Prescription Assistance Network of Stark County (PAN) provides the most vulnerable individuals with prescriptions and education. The agency collaborates with other health care providers and community organizations to maximize resources and provide effective and efficient services. HOW DID YOU GET STARTED? Prescription Assistance […]

Mar 17

McPeek endowment to help fund Prescription Assistance Network

By staff report Posted Mar 17, 2014 at 2:15 PM The fund will help perpetuate the agency’s continuing work to provide access to prescription medications and education to those in need. Prescription Assistance Network of Stark County (PAN) has established a fund at the Stark Community Foundation in their name and that of Nancy H. McPeek, a former board […]

Mar 17

SCF Partners with Prescription Assistance Network and the Honoring of Nancy H. McPeek

CANTON, Ohio (March 17, 2014) – Stark Community Foundation announced today that the Prescription Assistance Network of Stark County, Inc. (PAN) has established a fund in their name and that of Nancy H. McPeek, a dedicated Board Member, Board President, volunteer and supporter of the Organization. The Prescription Assistance Network/In Honor of Nancy H. McPeek […]

Jan 19

No insurance for prescriptions? Help is available

By Amy L. Knapp staff writer Posted Jan 19, 2014 at 11:00 PM Customers at the Prescription Assistance Network of Stark County Inc. can’t always pay the $2 donation fee for a prescription. But that’s OK, no one is ever turned away if they can’t pay. The charitable pharmacy at 408 Ninth St. SW in Canton provides individuals who […]

Jan 19

Stark’s needy receive help with prescriptions

By Amy L. Knapp staff writer Posted Jan 19, 2014 at 10:52 PMUpdated Jan 19, 2014 at 11:05 PM The Health Foundation of Greater Massillon has awarded more than $2.8 million since it began in 1999. Judy Higgins is getting her health back in order. The Massillon resident suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema. Since she quit her job in 2003 to […]

Jan 02

Charitable pharmacy helps to put prescriptions within reach

By Charita Goshay staff writer Posted Jan 2, 2014 at 7:00 AM It’s not fancy. It offers no tabloid magazines, lipstick, candy or sweatshirts for sale, but that’s the point. The services being offered at the Prescription Assistance Network of Stark County matter much more than the ambiance. It’s not fancy. It offers no tabloid magazines, lipstick, candy or […]

Aug 01

Prescription Assistance Network of Stark County | Nonprofit Spotlight

The Prescription Assistance Network of Stark County works to aid residents in need of prescription drug assistance through advocacy, education and coordination of services. The nonprofit agency was initiated through conversations between Austin Bailey Health and Wellness Foundation and the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton. The groups initially met to address requests for funding […]

Oct 04

Program offers free medical care

Published: October 4, 2010 – 2:30 AM By Cheryl Powell  A community effort is trying to improve access to medical care for thousands of uninsured Stark County residents. When it fully launches early next year, the Access Health Stark County program will match eligible residents without health insurance with a network of volunteer primary-care doctors […]

Jul 14

Agency Helps People Get Medicines They Need

Agency Helps People Get Medicines They Need Where would Gloria Deeser be without the Prescription Assistance Network of Stark County? (Information has been changed to correct an error at 3:25 p.m. 7/15. See correction at end of story.) “Dead,” she says. Insulin and the 11 medications she takes daily keep Deeser going. The Prescription Assistance Network helps […]

Mar 15

Prescription Assistance: It Takes a Village…

By Daphne Stewart Their stories are similar…they have been to the emergency room, the do not have any prescription insurance, they have been out of work for several months, they have been on long-term medications for several years, they have applied for disability, etc., etc. These are just some of the scenarios we encounter every […]