Henry Schein humanitarian relief

March 21, 2011
Action is in response to Japan earthquake and tsunami.

MELVILLE, New York--Henry Schein, a distributor of health-care products and services to office-based dental, medical, and veterinary practitioners, has announced establishing the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund

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The action is in response to the tragic earthquake and tsunami that hit northern Japan March 11, 2011.

"Along with the rest of the world, we are deeply saddened by the loss of life and devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and hope for a good outcome for the missing people and those dislocated by this terrible tragedy, " said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman and chief executive officer of Henry Schein.

"In addition to our efforts through the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund, Henry Schein Cares is working closely with our partner NGOs to seek opportunities to support humanitarian relief efforts. As always, we stand ready to do our part."

The Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund, established through the Henry Schein Cares Foundation--a 501(c)(3) organization--provides a way for Team Schein Members and others who are interested in providing support to contribute. Henry Schein will match donations contributed to this fund by Team Schein Members, and the proceeds will be applied directly to relief efforts.

To aid in the response to emergencies around the world, Henry Schein Cares, the company's global social responsibility program, partners with international relief organizations and helps ensure that these organizations consistently have Henry Schein health-care products in their warehouses ready to go when disasters strike.

In the past, Henry Schein Cares has responded to other disasters including the recent earthquake in New Zealand and flood in Australia; the earthquakes in Haiti, China, Chile in 2010; the flood in Pakistan in 2010; the cyclone in Myanmar and earthquake in China in 2008; Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on the U.S. Gulf Coast; the 2004 Asian tsunami; the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan; the conflict in Israel, Lebanon, and Palestine; and September 11, 2001.

Anyone wishing to contribute to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund can make a donation by credit card through the Henry Schein Cares Foundation Web site at www.hscaresfoundation.org/ (click the "donate button" to be directed to an online credit card processing page, and select "Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund" for the gift designation.)

Those who wish to contribute by check should make the check payable to "Henry Schein Cares Foundation" with "Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund" noted in the memo of the check, and send it to Dewi Wijaya at Henry Schein, Inc., 135 Duryea Road, Melville, NY 11747. Donations to the Henry Schein Cares Foundation are tax deductible in the United States.

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