Mission Statement It was the end of the day when I pulled into the local pharmacy to pick up a prescription. Eager to get home after a long, tiring day, I hurried into the store and headed straight for the pickup counter. I hoped the line was short so that I could be home soon.When I turned the corner of the aisle, I stopped short. The line was five deep…and growing. I took my place in line as fidgeting customers ahead of me grumbled impatiently. What was taking so long?As I stood there, my eyes focused on the small figure stooped at the counter, an elderly woman who was speaking quietly with the clerk. Her voice could be heard faintly over the growing crowd as she looked up with imploring eyes. ”What am I going to do?” she asked. “I need to have those…is there any way I could just buy enough to get me through until I see my doctor again?”The clerk picked up a calculator and began working some figures. The line grew quiet as it became clear that this woman did not have enough money to pay for her prescription, which she desperately needed. I stood staring as the reality of the situation overcame me, this woman was not alone. I was certain that there were many like her, unable to pay for the basics to survive.The pharmacy scene stayed with me throughout the evening, replaying endlessly in my head. Over the years, it has played again and again - a solid reminder of the reason that I changed the course of my life and began a career as a financial consultant. I am motivated to protect all women and the people they love.