October 16, 2008
Henry Schein Partners With American Cancer Society to Fight Breast Cancer
Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSIC), the largest distributor of healthcare products and services to office-based practitioners in the combined North American and European markets, has partnered with the American Cancer Society for the third annual "Think Pink, Practice Pink" program to raise awareness and support a cure for breast cancer, an initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the Company's global social responsibility program.
The "Think Pink, Practice Pink" campaign has been launched to hundreds of thousands of Henry Schein dental and medical customers. Henry Schein is offering a selection of "pink" merchandise, produced by the Company's many participating supplier partners. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these products will be donated to the American Cancer Society for lifesaving research, prevention and early detection of the disease, and to support programs for thousands of cancer patients and their families. The "Think Pink, Practice Pink" program runs from October 1st to December 19th to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October."Unfortunately, breast cancer touches the lives of a large percentage of our healthcare practitioner customers and their patients, as well as many of our Team Schein Members," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. "We enthusiastically support the important work of the American Cancer Society through our 'Think Pink, Practice Pink' program, and encourage the participation of our supplier partners and customers in the effort. Through this four-way partnership, we believe that we can help raise awareness of this important national health issue and provide concrete support to further American Cancer Society goals."
About Henry Schein
Henry Schein, a Fortune 500(R) company and a member of the NASDAQ 100(R) Index, is recognized for its excellent customer service and highly competitive prices. The Company's four business groups - Dental, Medical, International and Technology - serve more than 550,000 customers worldwide, including dental practitioners and laboratories, physician practices and animal health clinics, as well as government and other institutions. The Company operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, which provides customers in more than 200 countries with a comprehensive selection of more than 90,000 national and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 100,000 additional products available as special-order items.
Henry Schein also offers a wide range of innovative value-added practice solutions for healthcare professionals, such as ArubA(R), the Company's electronic catalog and ordering system. Its leading practice-management software solutions have a user base of more than 52,000 practices, including DENTRIX(R), Easy Dental(R), Oasis(R) and EXACT(R) for dental practices, MicroMD(R) for physician practices, and AVImark(R) for animal health clinics.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein employs over 12,000 people and has operations or affiliates in 20 countries. The Company's net sales reached a record $5.9 billion in 2007. For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.com.