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2011-07-13 06:00:00

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Inc., announced today a contribution of more than $375,000 in financial and product donations to help provide health care to those who have been affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, flood in Australia, earthquake in New Zealand, and tornadoes in the United States. The...

2011-06-16 14:41:00

Direct Relief report documents broad reach, increasing pressures, and key role of nonprofit health centers and clinics for over 21 million people Santa Barbara, Calif., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The increasing pressure on America's nonprofit community clinics and health centers was documented in a report released today by Direct Relief International summarizing the most extensive data assembled on safety net providers who care for the country's most vulnerable people....

2011-06-04 13:44:00

SWIFTWATER, Pa., June 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon, known as much for his prowess on the track as he is for his philanthropic activities and tireless support of critically ill children, has pledged his support of the Alabama tornado relief effort through the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation, which is sending diapers, toiletries, shoes and clothing for babies and children affected by the destruction. Sanofi Pasteur announced today that it is...

2011-03-24 11:48:00

LOS ANGELES, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct Relief International, one of the world's leading medical relief organizations, today announced that twenty players from the National Basketball Association (NBA) have committed to supporting the organization in their effort to help the people of Japan recover from the devastating earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011. Many of the players are donating $1,000.00 for every point they score in their respective games occurring March...

2011-03-15 13:43:00

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, announced today that it is donating $325,000 to assist in relief efforts for victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. BD will distribute these funds among nonprofit disaster relief and humanitarian aid organizations AmeriCares, American Red Cross, Direct Relief International, Heart to Heart International, Project HOPE, Save the Children,...

2011-03-14 16:54:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced that the company will donate $1 million to Japanese disaster relief efforts. Amgen and the Amgen Foundation will distribute the funds to both Direct Relief International and International Medical Corps to bring basic needs and vital health services to those affected in Japan. Amgen has a long history in Japan with our partnership with Kirin Holding and its pharmaceutical affiliate Kyowa Hakko Kirin...

2010-12-06 07:00:00

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Providing aid to millions of people around the world affected by poverty, disaster and civil unrest, Direct Relief International relies on software from SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) to support thousands of clinics located in 62 countries. The aid organization uses SAP® solutions to anticipate on-location developments such as breakouts of illnesses, as well as to make important decisions and react quickly to get personnel and...

2010-12-06 07:30:00

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct Relief International announced today that CSL Behring has donated critically needed medical supplies to assist cholera patients in Haiti. The products will be used at Justinian University Hospital (JUH) in Cap-Haitien. JUH is the main public hospital for the entire northern sector of the country; the I.V. solutions and supplies will also be distributed to the numerous cholera treatment units (CTUs) that have been established in the...

2010-10-27 13:47:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) and its philanthropic foundation the Abbott Fund are providing the following updates on relief efforts in Haiti: Abbott Supports Relief Efforts for Cholera Outbreak Abbott is providing $180,000 in support to help address the recent cholera outbreak in central Haiti. This includes a $25,000 grant from the Abbott Fund to Partners In Health, and $155,000 in donated Abbott rehydration solutions and antibiotics. Donated products...

2010-10-04 06:00:00

MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Months after earthquakes in Haiti, Chile and China, and a flood in Pakistan shattered the lives of hundreds of thousands of survivors, Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, is continuing to contribute resources to help international groups assisting individuals, families and entire villages. "Team Schein and many of our friends outside of the Company recognize that...


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