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Dynacare 2017 - 2018 Lead Charity

Dynacare partners with Breakfast Club of Canada to help children reach their full potential

Dynacare has selected Breakfast Club of Canada as its 2017-2018 Lead Charity, supporting the Club with a $25,000 donation. The donation will help Breakfast Club of Canada nourish children’s potential by providing children across Canada with a nutritious morning meal before school, in an environment that allows their self-esteem to grow and flourish.

Each September, Dynacare employees choose a Canadian charity to support through its Lead Charity program, which aims to positively impact lives by promoting health and wellness and building stronger communities.

“Supporting healthy lives with commitment and care is at the heart of everything we do,” says Naseem Somani, President and CEO, Dynacare. “We are thrilled to partner with the Breakfast Club of Canada to provide children with nutritious food and help them reach their full potential.”

One in five Canadian children are at risk of starting the school day on an empty stomach due to household food insecurity. For First Nation, Metis and Inuit communities, and among immigrants and newcomers, the risk is often double. This means nearly one million Canadian children are at risk of having missing breakfast before they go to school each morning.

“The support from Dynacare will make a big impact for children across Canada,” says Josée Desjardins, Vice President, Ontario and Western Canada, Breakfast Club of Canada. “Good food is linked to good health and eating breakfast is proven to provide lasting physical, mental and educational benefits for children.”   

In addition to the donation, Dynacare employees will support Breakfast Club of Canada throughout the year through various special events and awareness initiatives. Since its inception in 2012, the Dynacare Lead Charity program has donated more than $160,000 to Canadian charities including Pancreatic Cancer Canada, The Lung Association, Lymphoma Canada and The Canadian Mental Health Association.

The Dynacare corporate giving program includes both its Lead Charity and Community Outreach initiatives.

YOUTUBE VIDEO ON BREAKFAST CLUB HERE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQFuwOX__fw&t=21s

About Breakfast Club of Canada
Breakfast Club of Canada is a non-profit organization that provides funding, equipment, training and support to school breakfast programs across the country. We are dedicated to making sure every child starts their day with a meal, helping them thrive at school, and in their community. Founded in Quebec in 1994, Breakfast Club of Canada began to fund and support school breakfast programs nationwide in 2005. The Club currently feeds over 200,000 children in 1,600 programs across Canada. www.breakfastclubcanada.org

About Dynacare
Dynacare, a LabCorp company, is committed to being Canada’s health and wellness solutions leader. Quality care is at the heart of everything we do. We are continually developing innovative programs and services to positively impact the lives of Canadians and help healthcare providers deliver the best care possible. This includes our cardiac risk reduction program, convenient home care services, and Dynacare Plus, an easy-to-use online portal where individuals can understand their lab test results and manage their health.
 
In addition to offering the largest and most advanced menu of diagnostic and screening tests in Canada, Dynacare supports physicians in making more confident diagnoses and clinical decisions. Dynacare Next is shaping the future by bringing advances in medical laboratory testing to clinicians. Through Dynacare Insurance Solutions we provide specialized testing and paramedical services for the insurance industry, and we are helping improve the health and safety of employees through workplace testing and wellness programs with Dynacare Workplace. Please visit Dynacare.ca to learn how we can help you.
 
About LabCorp 
LabCorp (NYSE: LH), an S&P 500 company, is a leading global life sciences company that is deeply integrated in guiding patient care, providing comprehensive clinical laboratory and end-to-end drug development services. With a mission to improve health and improve lives, LabCorp delivers world-class diagnostic solutions, brings innovative medicines to patients faster and uses technology to improve the delivery of care. LabCorp reported net revenues of nearly $9.5 billion for 2016 through the contributions of 52,000 employees in approximately 60 countries. To learn more about LabCorp, visit www.labcorp.com, and to learn more about Covance Drug Development, visit www.covance.com.