MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the sixth consecutive year, Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, is offering its Dental, Dental Laboratory, Medical, and Special Markets customers a wide selection of "pink products" as part of the Company's "Think Pink, Practice Pink" program. Through the end of December, a portion of the sales of these special products—ranging from health care consumables and practice supplies to apparel and gift items—will be donated to the American Cancer Society's (ACS) Hope Lodge Program through the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that works to foster, support, and promote dental, medical, and animal health by improving the health and quality of life for communities around the world.
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"'Think Pink, Practice Pink' uses the combined strength of Team Schein, our supplier partners and our customers to help fight cancer and support the important work of the American Cancer Society," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. "Each year 'Think Pink, Practice Pink' has grown in scope and importance, and it has become one of the flagship initiatives of Henry Schein Cares, our Company's global social responsibility program. We are proud to once again donate a portion of the proceeds from 'Think Pink' to the Hope Lodge program."
In its first five years, Henry Schein's "Think Pink, Practice Pink" has raised more than $460,000 for cancer care which has enabled the Henry Schein Cares Foundation to dedicate the Henry Schein Cares Welcome Center at the ACS Hope Lodge Jerome L. Greene Family Center in New York City. This gift, which will total $500,000, is the single largest financial donation to date of the Henry Schein Cares Foundation.
Through "Think Pink, Practice Pink," Henry Schein helps the ACS raise awareness of breast cancer and other cancers, and supports care provided through ACS Hope Lodges. ACS Hope Lodge is a network of free temporary housing services throughout the country where cancer patients and their loved ones are given a comfortable and supportive place to stay during their treatment and are provided with information to help them make decisions about disease treatment.
"Henry Schein's 'Think Pink, Practice Pink' program provides direct support to our American Cancer Society Hope Lodges across the nation," said Don Distasio, CEO of the American Cancer Society, Eastern Division.