MELVILLE, N.Y., July 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) today announced its donation of 4,000 Welcome Kits for people staying at American Cancer Society Hope Lodge facilities, which provide free temporary housing services in locations across the U.S. for people receiving cancer treatment far from home and their loved ones. This is the tenth year Henry Schein has supported Hope Lodge through the Welcome Kit program.
Each welcome kit contains personal hygiene products and related items, including toothbrushes and toothpaste, hand sanitizer, skin cream, mouthwash, a multi-wire charging cable, and a personal journal. The company's donation, conducted with the support of 16 of Henry Schein's supplier partners, is an initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the company's global corporate social responsibility program.
"For 10 years, Team Schein has been pleased to join American Cancer Society and Hope Lodge facilities across the country in providing a few comforts of home to patients fighting cancer," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. "Our Welcome Kit program has been an important component of Henry Schein's commitment to the fight against cancer, and we are pleased to join our supplier partners in 'helping health happen' for thousands of Hope Lodge guests."
Since the program's inception, Henry Schein has donated more than 21,000 Welcome Kits to Hope Lodge facilities. The American Cancer Society will distribute the kits at 32 of its facilities throughout the year.
"These Welcome Kits go a long way to helping our guests feel more at home while living in an unfamiliar place during an unsettling time," said Erik Langhoff, Regional Director, Hope Lodge Operations, American Cancer Society. "Our Hope Lodge guests appreciate the generosity and thoughtfulness that goes into each kit, and I thank Henry Schein and its supplier partners on behalf of the entire American Cancer Society Hope Lodge team."
Henry Schein's supplier partners that have donated products and support to the Hope Lodge Welcome Kit program in 2018 include: 3M, Air Techniques, Coltene Whaledent, Crosstex, DenTek Oral Care, Erskine, Healthlink, Hello, Office Depot, Oral-B/Crest, Rowpar Pharmaceuticals, S&W Manufacturing, Septodont, Sunstar, The Natural Dentist, 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 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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