Henry Schein participated once again in the 7th Annual Tour DaVita® bike ride on September 14-18th in Greenville, South Carolina. Over 600 cyclists participated and Henry Schein was well represented by Michael Casamassa, Charlie Crawford, and Ben Mosley, who rode 220-plus miles. The Tour is not a race but an event designed to challenge the riders most of whom are not avid cyclists but rather, every day who want to make a difference. Participants have chosen to take the challenge of this cycling event and push beyond what they thought possible, all for the cause of raising awareness and funds for the prevention and treatment of kidney disease.
The fundraising efforts of Tour DaVita® benefits The Kidney TRUST™, a 501(c)(3) organization that provides no-cost kidney health screening to the public in non-medical settings. Early stages of kidney disease have almost no symptoms, so these screenings can alert people with impaired kidney function while they can still take action. At early stages, kidney disease can be slowed or stopped altogether – preventing, or at least delaying, the need for dialysis. The Kidney TRUST is the only organization in America that provides free kidney screenings with immediate results. The Kidney TRUST has partnered with Henry Schein’s Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Communities programs and participated in a number of our events providing preventative health screenings in local communities across the country. Henry Schein can be proud to be a supplier partner to DaVita aligned together with the mutual goal to improve the lives of patients and educate others on how to a live a healthier life.