Legacy Initiatives recently received a donation of health care supplies under a grant from the Henry Schein Cares Health Kit Outreach program that enabled it to more effectively carry out its mission of enhancing De Queen and the surrounding areas through community development initiatives. The organization recently held its annual community health fair, providing free lab work to underserved individuals in De Queen.
The Health Kit Outreach program supports U.S.-based health professionals who provide volunteer care to at-risk and vulnerable populations globally.
Legacy Initiatives, in partnership with Lofton Family Clinic at The Wellness Center, Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation, and the Arkansas Minority Health Commission, hosted its Sixth Annual Free Community Health Fair on Sept. 19. The health fair has continued to provide free lab work yearly, including blood prostate cancer tests and cholesterol, thyroid, blood glucose, anemia, kidney/liver, and electrolyte checks.
“We are thankful for the Henry Schein Cares Health Kit Outreach program, which helped us to provide care to the largest number of people we have ever treated in a single day,” said Dr. Jason Lofton, medical director at Lofton Family Clinic and board member of Legacy Initiatives. “There were lots of smiles from both the participants and our staff, and we look forward to continuing our mission.”
About Legacy Initiatives
Legacy Initiatives is a non-profit community development organization focused on improving the community of De Queen and the surrounding areas of Southwest Arkansas through community development initiatives and programs.
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. To learn more about how Henry Schein Cares is making a difference, please visit: www.henryschein.com/socialresponsibility.