Trae Young of the Hawks moves the ball down the court as Kyle Kuzma (0) of the Los Angeles Lakers defends November 17, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images)
Photo: Katharine Lotze/Getty Images
Photo: Katharine Lotze/Getty Images

Hawks player Trae Young cancels $1M in medical debt for Atlanta families

Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young partnered with a medical debt erasure agency to relieve over $1 million in medical debts for hundreds of Atlanta residents who cannot pay them. 

Through his organization, the Trae Young Foundation, Young donated $10,000 to RIP Medical Debt, an organization that buys and forgives medical debt in the United States, according to a news release. The charitable act will help erase $1,059,186.39 in medical debt for 570 people, according to the news release. 

The average debt abolished is $1,858. 

“The city of Atlanta has welcomed me with open arms,” Young said in a statement. “Giving back to this community is extremely important to me. I hope these families can find a bit of relief knowing that their bills have been taken care of as we enter the New Year.”

Those benefiting from relief will receive a branded, RIP Medical Debt yellow envelope. 

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