HenrySchein ThinkPink210Henry Schein Inc, Melville, NY, is helping to raise awareness about the importance of early breast cancer detection with its “Think Pink, Practice Pink” program. Established in 2005, the program consists of a wide selection of pink products, including healthcare consumables, practice supplies, and apparel, as well as dental products and items specific to dental laboratories, medical, and special markets customers.

Through the end of December, a portion of the sales of these special products will be donated to the American Cancer Society (ACS) and other cancer-related causes through the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that supports and promotes dental, medical, and animal health by helping to increase access to care globally.

Since 2005, Henry Schein has raised more than $850,000 in support of the ACS and other cancer-related causes. As part of this program, Team Schein Members at the company’s headquarters and other company locations wore pink on October 15, and were provided with essential information about breast cancer detection. To raise money for the cause, Team Schein Members donated their own funds, with matching funds provided by Henry Schein.

“As the second most common cause of death in the United States, cancer touches the lives of all of our Team Schein Members in some way,” said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the board and CEO, Henry Schein. “Henry Schein is proud to raise awareness of the importance of early breast cancer detection and raise funds to support expanded access to cancer care. Through the generosity of our Team Schein Members, supplier partners, and customers, Henry Schein’s ‘Think Pink, Practice Pink’ program has touched the lives of countless numbers of patients and their families over the past 8 years.”

And, for the fifth consecutive year, Henry Schein has partnered with the ACS to support Hope Lodge, a network of free and temporary housing services throughout the country for cancer patients and their loved ones. As part of the partnership, the company provides 1,500 Henry Schein Cares Welcome Kits to guests at Hope Lodge to help make their stay at the facility more comfortable and less stressful.