For Seventh Straight Year, Henry Schein Cares Foundation and the Company’s U.S. Medical Business Help Educate Youth Attending Events Held at Major League Ballparks Across U.S.
Henry Schein Medical, the U.S. medical business of Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation today announced their continued support of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society’s® (PBATS) Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth (PLAY) Campaign. At each of the program’s events, held at Major League Baseball (MLB) ballparks throughout the U.S., the health care solutions company is educating kids about the importance of eating right, staying fit, making healthy choices, and visiting their doctor and dentist regularly.
For the seventh straight year, Henry Schein Medical, together with its supplier partners, provide the approximately 200 children and teenagers who attend each event with a drawstring pack containing sunscreen, toothpaste, toothbrush, dental floss, mouthguard, eye-black strips, exercise bands, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, and a scorecard to track their teeth brushing, hand washing, and other healthy habits. The product donation is an initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the Company’s global corporate social responsibility program. The Henry Schein Cares Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that works to foster, support, and promote medical and dental health by helping to increase access to care in communities around the world, also provides a monetary donation in support of the program.
“Thanks to our ongoing partnership with Henry Schein Medical and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, we can continue to help positively influence children’s overall health,” said Mark O’Neal, PBATS President and Director of Medical Operations for the Chicago Cubs. “Together we can make a difference in the lives of children by promoting the importance of regular exercise, proper nutrition, and healthy choices.”
As part of each PLAY Campaign event, community organizations invite select children to participate in games, drills, and other activities led by the host team’s athletic training staff. The events are designed to emphasize the importance of strength and conditioning, injury prevention, proper nutrition, and avoiding the dangers of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). Children then meet with MLB players to discuss the importance of making healthy decisions and staying PED-free.
“As a health care company working closely with medical and dental professionals, we understand the impact good health can have on children’s lives,” said Jeff Klingler, Vice President, Enterprise Health, Henry Schein Medical. “Along with our supplier partners, we recognize the need to help ensure a healthy future for our children, and we are pleased to ensure each child goes home with the personal care supplies they need to make healthy choices. We look forward to another successful year supporting PBATS’ PLAY Campaign and collaborating with the athletic training staff who share the same values of giving back to the communtieis we serve through education.”
The Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) is a recognized 501(c) (6) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the education of athletic trainers, and the enhancement of the general public’s awareness of health, wellness and disability knowledge. PBATS membership consists of all Major League Baseball athletic trainers. For more information, please visit www.pbats.com.
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 the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Inc.
Established in 2008, the Henry Schein Cares Foundation works to foster, support, and promote dental, medical, and animal health by helping to increase access to care in communities around the world. The Henry Schein Cares Foundation carries out its mission through financial and health care product donations to non-profit organizations supporting health care professionals and community-based programs focused on prevention, wellness, and treatment; disaster preparedness and relief; and capacity building of health institutions that provide training and care.
The Foundation is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. Contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible as provided by law.
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 19,000 Team Schein Members worldwide, the Company’s network of trusted advisors provides more than 1 million customers globally with more than 300 valued solutions that improve operational success and clinical outcomes. Our Business, Clinical, Technology, and Supply Chain solutions help office-based dental and medical practitioners work more efficiently so they can provide quality care more effectively. These solutions also support dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, as well as other alternate care sites.
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.
A FORTUNE 500 Company and a member of the S&P 500® and the Nasdaq 100® indexes, Henry Schein is headquartered in Melville, N.Y., and has operations or affiliates in 31 countries. The Company’s sales from continuing operations reached $9.4 billion in 2018, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 13 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995.