CHAPEL HILL & BURLINGTON, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 27, 2016--
A team from Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings
(LabCorp®) (NYSE: LH), along with Cheeriodicals,
delivered cheer in the form of 160 big green boxes to patients at N.C.
Children’s Hospital during a "Cheeriodicals Day" event held on Jan. 27.
Cheeriodicals are "big green boxes of cheer" made up of, in this case,
age-appropriate magazines and activity books, room decorations, puzzles,
stickers and games for the children to enjoy.
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A young patient at UNC Children's enjoying a Cheeriodicals Big Green Box of Cheer from LabCorp. (Photo: Business Wire)
Nearly 150 employees from LabCorp, working with representatives from
Cheeriodicals, assembled the one-of-a-kind children’s gift boxes as a
community-focused team-building activity.
"We're thrilled to deliver smiles to UNC Children’s today," said Gary
Parisher, President of Cheeriodicals. "Partnering with this team from
LabCorp to make a measurable impact and bring joy to hospitalized
children and their families has been such a memorable experience.”
“It has been such an amazing day for the children and families at our
hospital today,” said Stephanie McAdams, Director of Child Life at UNC
Children’s. “We were so pleased to have the LabCorp team visit today to
spread cheer throughout our hospital.”
After a special delivery to the hospital, provided free of charge by
Durham’s TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, Cheeriodicals and a team from
LabCorp began handing out the big green boxes of cheer to patients and
their families. The boxes were tailored to boys or girls and specific
“LabCorp and UNC Children’s have a strong, long-standing relationship,
and we were extremely pleased to work with the hospital and
Cheeriodicals to bring smiles to these children and their families,”
said David P. King, chairman and chief executive officer of LabCorp.
“LabCorp works every day with healthcare providers such as UNC
Children’s and its patients to improve health and improve lives. Today’s
event showed a very different, and incredibly fulfilling, way that we
can support that mission.”
Cheeriodicals Day is catching on across the country. Cheeriodicals has
worked with children's hospitals in dozens of markets nationwide,
including: Phoenix, Birmingham, Cincinnati, Chicago, Las Vegas,
Minneapolis, Fort Lauderdale, Columbus, New York and Omaha on
Cheeriodicals Days and will continue working with corporate sponsors to
bring cheer to children's hospitals throughout the country.
Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings, an S&P 500
company, is the world’s leading healthcare diagnostics company,
providing comprehensive clinical laboratory services through LabCorp
Diagnostics, and end-to-end drug development support through Covance
Drug Development. LabCorp is a pioneer in commercializing new diagnostic
technologies and is improving people’s health by delivering the
combination of world-class diagnostics, drug development and knowledge
services. With combined revenue pro forma for the acquisition of Covance
in excess of $8.5 billion in 2014 and more than 50,000 employees in over
60 countries, LabCorp offers innovative solutions to healthcare
stakeholders. LabCorp clients include physicians, patients and
consumers, biopharmaceutical companies, government agencies, managed
care organizations, hospitals, and clinical labs. To learn more about
Covance Drug Development, visit www.covance.com.
To learn more about LabCorp and LabCorp Diagnostics, visit www.labcorp.com.
Cheeriodicals is a national corporate team building company that
conducts philanthropic events benefiting children’s hospitals, Ronald
McDonald Houses, Veterans Hospitals and other charities across the
country. For more information about Cheeriodicals, Alabama Launchpad
2014 winner, visit www.boxesofcheer.com,
or follow Cheeriodicals on Twitter
About UNC Children’s
UNC Children's clinical home, N.C.
Children's Hospital, is a major referral center for children with
complex conditions and consistently recognized by U.S. News & World
Report as one of "America's Best Children's Hospitals" on its annual
N.C. Children’s Hospital has 150 inpatient beds and a comprehensive
children's outpatient center located in the same building, enabling your
child to see multiple specialists in a single visit.
Our physicians work hand-in-hand with community hospitals and
pediatricians all across the state, providing specialty care to more
than 70,000 children from all 100 counties in North Carolina each year.
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Source: Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings
Mary Martha Parisher, 205-677-2069
Corporation of America® Holdings