MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) today announced the release of the 2017 Henry Schein Cares Calendar of Caring. The calendar offers customers information about the philanthropic efforts that are supported by proceeds from purchases they make during three special promotions throughout the year. The calendar is an initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the company's global social responsibility program. Each four-month-long promotion spotlights one of the Calendar of Caring's three key areas of focus: protecting the environment, promoting wellness and disease prevention, and supporting cancer screening, treatment, and care. A portion of the proceeds from the purchase of the products offered during these special promotions will be donated to nonprofit organizations that make important contributions to one of the focus areas. Since 2006, these three sales promotions have raised more than $1.6 million. Henry Schein customers will receive their calendars with upcoming sales flyers. From January through April, the first special promotion will benefit Henry Schein's Global Reflections program, which highlights the company's commitment to preserving and protecting the environment for future generations. The program is focused on helping our customers reduce their carbon footprint and embrace sustainability in their business practices by providing a wide selection of environmentally friendly products, as well as partnering with the American Association of Dental Office Managers to help practices "go green." The Wellness and Prevention program is the focus of the next special promotion, which runs from May through August and features products that promote wellness, from health maintenance to oral hygiene and disease prevention. Henry Schein Cares facilitates a number of programs—including Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Communities; the Health Kit Outreach Program; and the Global Product Donation Program—that enable health professionals to enhance the wellness of at-risk, vulnerable, and remote populations. The company's Wellness and Prevention program supports organizations such as the ADA Foundation's Give Kids a Smile® program, Dental Lifeline Network, Oral Health America, and the Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention.