Henry’s Angels in CRY Heart of London Bridges Walk
On Sunday, 23 June 2019, Henry’s Angels, a group of volunteers from Henry Schein Dental and Medical UK, as well as from Software of Excellence, came together to support another great cause.
Some team members volunteered as marshals on the route for Cardiac Risk in the Young’s (CRY) Heart of London Bridges Walk, while others participated in the walk itself to champion CRY’s ambition to help prevent young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research, and supporting affected families.
Every week, in the United Kingdom at least 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions. Since its formation in 1995, CRY has been working to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD). CRY assists young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions and offers bereavement support to families affected by YSCD.
CRY promotes and develops heart screening programmes and funds medical research. CRY publishes and distributes medical information written by leading cardiologists for the general public. CRY funds specialist referral, screening and cardiac pathology services at leading UK hospitals. *
Ellie Nightingale, one of the founders of Henry’s Angels, explained: “Young patients and their families affected by cardiac conditions have many questions right after diagnosis.
“The wide-spread approach from CRY of support, screening, research and awareness perfectly fits with Henry Schein’s global corporate social responsibility programme, Henry Schein Cares that focuses on wellness, prevention, treatment, and health care education.
“I was pleased to see so many of our team members volunteer to join together to support this great cause, the atmosphere on the day was fantastic.”
This initiative was organised by Henry’s Angels, which was formed in January 2011 by Team Schein Members, who wanted to put together a lasting programme of volunteers wishing to give back to the local community.
Henry’s Angels is present in four locations in the UK, one in Ireland, and one in South Africa, and have organised more than 40 projects that have included in excess of 400 volunteers working more than 4,000 hours. The Angels support at least four projects each year and have already received tremendous assistance from local companies, hotels, and services.
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