Hope Lodge provides free temporary housing services in locations across the U.S. for people with cancer and their loved ones. Each welcome kit contains personal hygiene products and related items, including toothbrushes and toothpaste, hand sanitizer, skin cream, tissues, mouthwash, and a personal journal. The company's donation, conducted with the support of 20 of Henry Schein's supplier partners, is an initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the company's global corporate social responsibility program.
"We at Henry Schein commend the immense courage and perseverance displayed by Hope Lodge guests in their battle against cancer, a battle made even more daunting by a new environment in an unfamiliar city," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. "We thank our supplier partners for their generosity in contributing to our Welcome Kit program, and we hope that recipients find the kits helpful during their stay at one of Hope Lodge's comfortable and supportive facilities."
Henry Schein has provided Welcome Kits to Hope Lodge facilities for nine consecutive years. This year's donation is an increase of 1,000 kits from last year's contribution and brings the company's nine-year total donation to 17,500 kits. Hope Lodge will distribute the kits to people staying in 30 facilities throughout the year.
"Our Hope Lodge guests are so appreciative of the Welcome Kits donated by Henry Schein," said Erik Langhoff, Regional Director, Hope Lodge Operations, American Cancer Society. "At a time when their lives are uprooted as they seek cancer treatment away from home, the Welcome Kits provide care and comfort items that make life a bit easier. On behalf of the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge staff team and our guests, I extend a heartfelt thank you to Henry Schein for your ongoing support and generosity."
Henry Schein's supplier partners that have donated products and support to the Hope Lodge Welcome Kit program include: Air Techniques, AMD Medicom, Clorox, Colgate, Coltene, Crosstex, Dentsply Sirona, Hello, Heraeus, Kavo/Kerr, NDD, Oral-B, Palmero Health, Prestige Brands, Revive, Septodont, Sunstar, Team Technology, Waterpik, and Welch Allyn.
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 21,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than 1 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 120,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 180,000 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 32 countries. The company's sales reached a record $11.6 billion in 2016, 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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