Henry Schein supports fight against cancer

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Henry Schein Ireland supports the Irish Cancer Society through its “Practice Pink” programme

In October 2017, Henry Schein will offer customers the opportunity to join it in the fight against cancer by purchasing a range of pink products that help support its "Practice Pink" programme – an initiative designed to raise awareness and support funding a cure for cancer.

A portion of sales from these pink products – including healthcare consumables and practice supplies – will be donated to the Irish Cancer Society, Ireland’s national cancer charity, whose aim is to improve the lives of those affected by cancer through funding vital cancer research while providing up-to-date information and a range of free services to support cancer patients and their families.

Now in its 13th year, the Practice Pink program has raised more than $1.3 million for the fight against cancer through the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, a non-profit organisation that supports and promotes increased access to care globally.

In 2016, the Practice Pink programme expanded into Europe, where Team Schein Members across the continent teamed up with supplier partners and non-governmental organizations to positively impact the lives of people battling cancer.

"Through the continued support of our customers and supplier partners, we at Henry Schein have been able to make considerable contributions to the fight against cancer, and we are pleased to see the Practice Pink programme expand to the European markets we serve," said Stanley M Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein.

"Cancer is a health issue that touches every community in every corner of the globe, and it is only by working together that we will achieve our shared goal of a cancer-free world."

Henry Schein’s Vice President Marketing European Dental Group, Simon Gambold, agreed: “Henry Schein is proud of the terrific response to this programme across Europe in 2016. We hope that with the generosity of our customers, supplier partners and Team Schein members, we can do even better this year and continue to positively impact the lives of countless patients and their families.”

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialised cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO) stated in its World Cancer Report 2014 that in 2012, 3.4 million new cancer cases were diagnosed in Europe and an estimated 14 million of new cases worldwide. WHO also informed that cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, and was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015.