MELVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) today announced that it is again offering its customers the opportunity to join the company's fight against cancer through its Practice Pink program. By purchasing a range of pink products through the Practice Pink program, customers help support the company's efforts to raise awareness and support a cure for breast cancer and other cancers.
From September through December, a portion of sales from these pink products—including health care consumables, practice supplies, and apparel—is donated to nonprofit organizations to support research, prevention efforts, and early detection of the disease, and to help improve access to care.
Now in its 12th year, the Practice Pink program has raised more than $1.5 million for the fight against cancer. In recent years, the program has expanded to Europe, where Team Schein Members have teamed with supplier partners and non-governmental organizations to support people battling cancer. Practice Pink is an initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the company's global corporate social responsibility program.
"Year after year, our customers and supplier partners overwhelmingly demonstrate their support for the fight against cancer through their participation in Henry Schein's annual Practice Pink program, and it is rewarding to look back and see what we've been able to accomplish together," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. "We will continue to support the people and organizations working for a cure, and we look forward to many more years of 'helping health happen' together."
The Practice Pink program supports U.S.-based organizations such as the American Cancer Society, Cohen Children's Medical Center of Northwell Health, Stony Brook Children's Hospital, and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. In Europe, the program supports organizations such as the Irish Cancer Society, Germany-based Verein Brustkrebs Deutschland e.V., and Stichting Kinkeren Kankervrij in The Netherlands.
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 a solutions company for health care professionals powered by a network of people and technology. With more than 22,000 Team Schein Members serving more than 1 million customers globally, the Company is the world's largest provider of Business, Clinical, Technology, and Supply Chain solutions to enhance the efficiency of 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's network of trusted advisors provides health care professionals with the valued solutions they need to improve operational success and clinical outcomes. The Company offers customers exclusive, innovative products and solutions, including practice management software, e-commerce solutions, specialty and surgical products, as well as a broad range of financial services. 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.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 34 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $12.5 billion in 2017, 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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