Bridge Of Life Receives Health Care Product Donations from Henry Schein Cares Global Product Donation Program
Donated Health Care Products Will Help Expand Access to Care for At-Risk Men, Women and Children in the United States and Developing Countries
Denver, CO | January 19, 2017 | PDF
DENVER, January 19, 2017 – Bridge of Life announced today that it has received a donation of health care products under a grant from the Henry Schein Cares Global Product Donation Program. Through this program, Henry Schein, Inc., the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, provides recipient organizations with several health care product donations valued between $5,000 and $25,000 over the course of two years.
The grant will support Bridge of Life’s Prevention & Education program, which addresses the compelling and urgent need to raise awareness about kidney failure, and provide additional resources about health education to people who need it most. More than 8,000 men, women and children will be screened for chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the United States and developing countries in 2017 thanks to the support of Henry Schein Cares. Henry Schein Cares aims to expand access to health care for underserved and at-risk populations around the world by promoting wellness, prevention, treatment and education; providing emergency preparedness and relief; and building health care capacity.
“Because of Henry Schein Cares, Bridge of Life will reach thousands of individuals at risk for CKD, a silent epidemic that often has no symptoms,” said Greta Walker, Senior Director, Donor Relations and Communications, Bridge of Life. “As a result, we will reduce the incidence of CKD and the need for lifelong dialysis treatment.”
About Bridge of Life
Bridge of Life (BOL) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization improving access to primary care and dialysis treatment in underserved communities around the world while also focusing on prevention of kidney disease through early-detection testing and education. BOL serves thousands of men, women and children through four programs: kidney care, primary care, education and prevention, and kids’ camps. For more information, please visit BridgeofLifeInternational.org.
About Henry Schein Cares
Henry Schein Cares stands on four pillars: engaging Team Schein Members to reach their potential, ensuring accountability by extending ethical business practices to all levels within Henry Schein, promoting environmental sustainability, and expanding access to health care for underserved and at-risk communities around the world. Health care activities supported by Henry Schein Cares focus on three main areas: advancing wellness, building capacity in the delivery of health care services, and assisting in emergency preparedness and relief.
Firmly rooted in a deep commitment to social responsibility and the concept of enlightened self-interest championed by Benjamin Franklin, the philosophy behind Henry Schein Cares is a vision of “doing well by doing good.” Through the work of Henry Schein Cares to enhance access to care for those in need, the Company believes that it is furthering its long-term success. “Helping Health Happen Blog” is a platform for health care professionals to share their volunteer experiences delivering assistance to those in need globally. To read more about how Henry Schein Cares is making a difference, please visit our blog: www.helpinghealthhappen.org.