Quincy Catholic Charities' MedAssist Program has the community to thank for thousands of dollars.
Organizers of the Bridge to Gap Health race presented a $54,584 check to the program last week.
Two thousand participants took part in the 2013 race, surpassing last year's amount by more than $1,000.
The MedAssist Program helps leverage medications from pharmaceutical companies to families who meet income guidelines but do not have Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance coverage for prescriptions.
MedAssist is funded solely through the generosity of the United Way, Bridge the Gap to Health, and minimal patient fees.
The 2014 race is set for May 17.
Quincy Medical Group hopes to raise $60,000 next year for the MedAssist Program.