MELVILLE, N.Y., July 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, today announced that it has joined 20 of its supplier partners to provide 3,000 Welcome Kits to American Cancer Society Hope Lodge facilities, which will then distribute the kits to people undergoing cancer treatment far from their homes.
Hope Lodge is a network of free temporary housing services across the U.S. for cancer patients and their loved ones, and each welcome kit contains personal hygiene products and related items to help make guests' stays comfortable, including toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap, skin cream, tissues, mouthwash, and a personal journal. The donation is an initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the Company's global corporate social responsibility program.
"We at Henry Schein are humbled by the strength and courage demonstrated by Hope Lodge guests in their fight against cancer, a fight made even more daunting by new surroundings in an unfamiliar city," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. "We hope that our Welcome Kit program, which is so generously supported by our supplier partners, provides these incredible people with some of the comforts of home."
This is the eighth consecutive year that Henry Schein has provided Welcome Kits to Hope Lodge facilities, but the Company doubled its usual donation for 2016. Hope Lodge will distribute the kits to people staying in 26 facilities throughout the year.
"An American Cancer Society Hope Lodge is truly a home away from home for our guests," said Howard Heino, Vice President of Hope Lodge Operations. "We hear from many of the patients and caregivers we serve just how grateful they are to receive the Welcome Kits that are made possible by Henry Schein. Those Welcome Kits provide personal care items that bring simple comforts and convenience often found only at home. Thank you Henry Schein, for helping us support cancer patients and their caregivers during a time when they need it most."
Henry Schein's supplier partners that have donated products and support to the Hope Lodge Welcome Kit program include: 3M, AllWays, Clorox, Colgate, Coltene, Dentsply, GC America, Gojo, GSK, Heraeus, Hu-Friedy, Kerr Group, Medico, Medicom, Oral-B, Revive, Septodont, Sunstar, Team Technologies, and Water Pik.
About Henry Schein Cares
Henry Schein Cares stands on four pillars: engaging Team Schein Members to reach their potential, ensuring accountability by extending ethical business practices to all levels within Henry Schein, promoting environmental sustainability, and expanding access to health care for underserved and at-risk communities around the world. Health care activities supported by Henry Schein Cares focus on three main areas: advancing wellness, building capacity in the delivery of health care services, and assisting in emergency preparedness and relief.
Firmly rooted in a deep commitment to social responsibility and the concept of enlightened self-interest championed by Benjamin Franklin, the philosophy behind Henry Schein Cares is a vision of "doing well by doing good." Through the work of Henry Schein Cares to enhance access to care for those in need, the Company believes that it is furthering its long-term success. "Helping Health Happen Blog" is a platform for health care professionals to share their volunteer experiences delivering assistance to those in need globally. To read more about how Henry Schein Cares is making a difference, please visit our blog: www.helpinghealthhappen.org.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. The Company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care sites. A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the S&P 500® and the Nasdaq 100® indexes, Henry Schein employs nearly 19,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than one million customers.
The Company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 110,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 150,000 additional products available as special-order items. The Company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 33 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $10.6 billion in 2015, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 15 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit Henry Schein at www.henryschein.com, Facebook.com/HenrySchein and @HenrySchein on Twitter.
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