Honoring America’s fallen servicemen and women by supporting their
RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 17, 2018--
On Thursday, September 20, Owens & Minor, Inc. will kick-off a two-day
volunteer effort to benefit children affiliated with A
Soldier’s Child Foundation (ASC), a charitable organization that
serves the children of active duty military personnel who have given
their lives while defending the United States of America. The A Life
Worth Celebrating shopping/wrapping event precedes the upcoming
Healthcare Supplier Diversity Symposium (HSDS) that Owens & Minor is
hosting at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare on September 24 & 25. Daryl J.W.
Mackin, the founder and executive director of A Soldier’s Child, will
deliver one of the keynote addresses at the symposium.
“I’m honored to host this shopping, wrapping and birthday party event
for ASC,” said Lamounte Coleman, general manager of Owens & Minor’s
Chicago Distribution Center. “It’s a wonderful hands-on opportunity to
give back to families that have made the ultimate sacrifice for our
country. Corporate philanthropy is part of the Owens & Minor DNA. As we
work to enhance healthcare delivery and improve patient outcomes on a
daily basis, we also support organizations like ASC, whose work
strengthens our communities. ASC was selected as HSDS’s charitable
partner because of the critical support and community it provides for
the children and families of fallen soldiers. And, as the symposium is
dedicated to the concept that increasing the participation of veteran-,
woman- and minority-owned businesses in the healthcare products industry
makes a positive impact on communities, it’s a natural tie-in.”
Approximately 100 volunteers from Owens & Minor, their industry
partners, customers, and members of the VFW and VA Disabled Veterans are
expected to join the effort.
A Life Worth Celebrating birthday parties honor the memory of
fallen American servicemen and women by giving meaningful gifts to their
children on their birthdays, letting the children know that there are
many Americans who are grateful for their sacrifice. On Thursday,
September 20, volunteers will gather at Walmart located at 314 W. Army
Road in Bloomingdale at 2:00 p.m. to shop for 200 children who will
celebrate their birthdays in October. At noon on Friday, September 21,
volunteers will meet at Owens & Minor at 437 Tower Boulevard in Carol
Stream for a Gift Wrapping Party to wrap and package their gifts for
shipping. The two-day event culminates at 5:30 p.m. with a special
birthday party event to honor a girl from the Chicago-area, who is
celebrating her sixth birthday.
About A Soldier’s Child Foundation
Soldier’s Child Foundation, based in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, was
created by Daryl Mackin in 2008 when he realized that children who have
lost a parent serving in combat, like his neighbor’s grandson, Christian
Golczynski—the son of U.S. Marine Staff Sgt Marc Golczynski—would never
receive another gift or party from their mother/father because they gave
their life while defending our freedoms. “We aim to honor the memory of
the parent by giving a meaningful gift to his/her children on their
birthday,” said Daryl Mackin. “Christian Golczynski was the first child
to receive a gift from ASC, and our goal is to reach every soldier’s
child; adopting them into the foundation until they are of adult age. We
cannot substitute the bond and love of the parent that is forever gone,
but with your help we can show them that we do care.” In addition to
birthday celebrations, ASC offers mentorship programs, camping
experiences, and helps to facilitate college scholarships.
Owens & Minor is a member of A Soldier’s Child Compassionate Corporate
About the Healthcare Supplier Diversity Symposium
Now in its 13th year, the Healthcare Supplier Diversity Symposium (HSDS)
hosted by Owens & Minor, Inc., is a forum for healthcare executives and
healthcare industry influencers that is focused on the key topics
affecting the healthcare industry’s supply chain today and explores how
the inclusion of diverse suppliers expands choices for healthcare
providers and strengthens the delivery of healthcare. For more
information about the 2018 Healthcare Supplier Diversity Symposium at
the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago, Illinois, visit http://www.hsdsymposium.com/.
For more information or to volunteer for the shopping/wrapping event on
September 20 and 21, please visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044caeaa23abf58-omchicago.
For more information about A Soldier’s Child Foundation visit https://asoldierschild.org.
About Owens & Minor
Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is a global healthcare solutions company
with integrated technologies, products, and services aligned to deliver
significant and sustained value for healthcare providers and
manufacturers across the continuum of care. With 17,000 dedicated
teammates serving healthcare industry customers in 90 countries, Owens &
Minor helps to reduce total costs across the supply chain by optimizing
episode and point-of-care performance, freeing up capital and clinical
resources, and managing contracts to optimize financial performance. A
FORTUNE 500 company, Owens & Minor has annualized revenues of
approximately $10 billion, including contributions from Halyard Health
S&IP. Founded in 1882, Owens & Minor has operated continuously from its
Richmond, Virginia, headquarters. Today, the company now has
distribution, production, customer service and sales facilities located
across Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S. For more information
about Owens & Minor, visit owens-minor.com,
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Owens & Minor is member of the National Minority Supplier Development
Council (NMSDC), the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
(WBENC) and the Healthcare Industry Distributor’s Association (HIDA).
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