MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) today announced the release of the 2017 Henry Schein Cares Calendar of Caring. The calendar offers customers information about the philanthropic efforts that are supported by proceeds from purchases they make during three special promotions throughout the year. The calendar is an initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the company's global social responsibility program.
Each four-month-long promotion spotlights one of the Calendar of Caring's three key areas of focus: protecting the environment, promoting wellness and disease prevention, and supporting cancer screening, treatment, and care. A portion of the proceeds from the purchase of the products offered during these special promotions will be donated to nonprofit organizations that make important contributions to one of the focus areas. Since 2006, these three sales promotions have raised more than $1.6 million. Henry Schein customers will receive their calendars with upcoming sales flyers.
From January through April, the first special promotion will benefit Henry Schein's Global Reflections program, which highlights the company's commitment to preserving and protecting the environment for future generations. The program is focused on helping our customers reduce their carbon footprint and embrace sustainability in their business practices by providing a wide selection of environmentally friendly products, as well as partnering with the American Association of Dental Office Managers to help practices "go green."
The Wellness and Prevention program is the focus of the next special promotion, which runs from May through August and features products that promote wellness, from health maintenance to oral hygiene and disease prevention. Henry Schein Cares facilitates a number of programs—including Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Communities; the Health Kit Outreach Program; and the Global Product Donation Program—that enable health professionals to enhance the wellness of at-risk, vulnerable, and remote populations. The company's Wellness and Prevention program supports organizations such as the ADA Foundation's Give Kids a Smile® program, Dental Lifeline Network, Oral Health America, and the Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention.
Henry Schein Practice Pink offers customers the opportunity to purchase a variety of pink products—ranging from health care consumables and practice supplies to apparel—from September through December. Henry Schein is committed to raising awareness about early detection and bringing comfort to those with cancer. Organizations receiving support through Practice Pink include the American Cancer Society, Cohen Children's Medical Center of Northwell Health, Stony Brook Children's Hospital, and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
"It is in our company's nature to create mutual value as we try to make the world a better place, and we thank our customers for their continued support of the Calendar of Caring initiative," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. "Together, we have helped fund some wonderful programs and organizations, and I look forward to working with our customers to 'help health happen' in 2017."
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 more than 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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