RADNOR, Pa., May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- VWR (NASDAQ: VWR), the leading global independent provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production facilities, recently presented SickKids Foundation with a $35,000 donation. This contribution was made possible through the VWR Collection program. Designed to make a difference, this program donates a percentage of the VWR Collection product sales in Canada to a charitable organization, up to $35,000 annually. This is the sixth
year that SickKids Foundation is the recipient of this donation.
Established in 1972 and located in Toronto, SickKids Foundation raises funds on behalf of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). It is the largest charitable funder of child health research, learning and care in Canada, investing in health and scientific advancements to improve the lives of children and their families in Canada and around the world.
"We are honored to once again support SickKids Foundation in their effort to make every kid a healthy kid," stated Nav Arora, General Manager, Canada & SVP, Global Mining for VWR. "Our Sales team is dedicated to making a difference and proud to help a worthy organization like SickKids."
"On behalf of the patients and families of SickKids, we would like to thank VWR for being such a fabulous corporate supporter," commented Sarah Bywater, Manager, Corporate Partnerships for SickKids Foundation. "Over the next decade, SickKids will continue to translate research into new cures and treatments, expanding the reach of our expertise. VWR has helped us get to this exciting pinnacle at a very important time in our history."
VWR (NASDAQ: VWR), headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, is the leading global independent provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers. With sales in excess of $4.5 billion in 2016, VWR enables science for customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, education, government and healthcare industries. With more than 160 years of experience, VWR has cultivated a value proposition delivering product choice, operational excellence and differentiated services to improve our customers' productivity from research to production. VWR's differentiated services provide innovative, flexible and customized solutions from scientific research services to custom-manufactured chemical
blends. Our dedicated team of more than 10,200 associates is focused on supporting scientists, medical professionals and production engineers to achieve their goals.
For more information on VWR please visit www.vwr.com.
Director, Corporate Communications
John Sweeney, CFA
VP, Investor Relations
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