The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) and Henry Schein Medical, the U.S. medical business of Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), will provide much-needed diabetic and cardiovascular disease testing supplies to the medically underserved throughout the country this #GivingTuesday.
Those who are interested in joining the NAFC’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit http://www.nafcclinics.org/content/your-donation-can-have-triple-impact-givingtuesday-november-28th-%E2%80%93-learn-how-you-can. Donations can be made at www.nafcclinics.org, or through the NAFC Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/NAFCClinics - where donations will also be matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It is designed to inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support. In 2016, the fifth year of #GivingTuesday, millions of people in 98 countries came together to give back and support the causes they believe in. More than $177 million was raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.
This #GivingTuesday, Henry Schein Medical – with the help of PTS Diagnostics and Trividia Health – has committed to donate $4,500 worth of supplies to the NAFC for their patients. The NAFC encourages donors to match Henry Schein’s generosity by making a donation today.
“We at Henry Schein are pleased to support NAFC in its efforts to provide high-quality care to patients in need across the U.S., and we are honored to work with an organization that shares our commitment to expanding access to care for the people and communities who need it most,” said Brad Connett, President, Commercial Group, U.S. Medical, Henry Schein. “This donation exemplifies the Henry Schein Cares spirit, and it is rewarding to work with NAFC as we ‘help health happen’ together.’”
“The NAFC is thankful to have a supporter like Henry Schein Medical that recognizes the crucial work being done at Free and Charitable Clinics throughout the country to provide much needed health care to the medically underserved,” said NAFC Chief Executive Officer Nicole Lamoureux. “We ask for donations to the NAFC this #GivingTuesday to make this product donation from Henry Schein Medical a reality for our patients, just as our members make access to health care a reality for millions of people across the nation.”
Sharing support of the NAFC on social media is being encouraged by using several hashtags to post why people #believeincaring about the medically underserved throughout the country and encouraging others to #Give4Health this #GivingTuesday.
About National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics
The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is the only nonprofit 501c(3) organization whose mission is solely focused on the issues and needs of the medically underserved throughout the nation and the more than 1,200 Free and Charitable Clinics that serve them. Founded in 2001 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., the NAFC is working to ensure that the medically underserved have access to affordable quality health care and strives to be a national voice promoting quality health care for all. The NAFC has earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar and a Four Star Ranking with Charity Navigator.
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 healthcare 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 22,000 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 33 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.
#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on November 28. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.
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