AmerisourceBergen Foundation Donates $50,000 to Project C.U.R.E. to Support the Collection of Donated Medical Supplies

October 26, 2016

Conshohocken, PA – The AmerisourceBergen Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable giving organization focused on supporting health-related causes that enrich the global community, announced today a $50,000 grant to Project C.U.R.E., the world’s largest distributor of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries. The grant will be used to support the transportation and collection of medical equipment donated to Project C.U.R.E. across the east coast.

The announcement coincided with the grand opening of Project C.U.R.E.’s first Mid-Atlantic Distribution Center, located in West Grove, Pennsylvania. It’s newest location in the northeast region is a critical step in expanding Project C.U.R.E.’s reach and impact, with access to more than 60 regional hospitals and clinics, as well as its proximity to several seaports for international shipping.

“The AmerisourceBergen Foundation is focused on inspiring action and leadership within the healthcare industry,” said Gina Clark, President of the AmerisourceBergen Foundation and Chief Marketing Officer of AmerisourceBergen. “Project C.U.R.E.’s newest distribution center and enhanced transportation support will serve as an important link between our regional medical centers and the developing world, delivering critical medical supplies to those in need and eliminating barriers to access. We’re proud to support Project C.U.R.E. as they continue to make a difference in the lives of patients and their families around the world.”

Working with partners across the globe, Project C.U.R.E. matches medical donations from the U.S. by assessing healthcare facilities in severely resource-limited communities to empower doctors and nurses with the tools they need to treat disease, deliver vaccines, perform life-changing surgeries and ensure safe childbirth. Project C.U.R.E. receives donations of consumable supplies and medical equipment from U.S. hospitals, medical manufacturers and wholesale suppliers, and redirects their surplus to those in need.

“The AmerisourceBergen Foundation is our ideal partner,” said Project C.U.R.E. President and CEO Doug Jackson. “Its combined expertise in distribution and the global healthcare supply chain along with a commitment – that is shared by its passionate, dedicated associates – to improve healthcare access globally is what allows us to make life-changing contributions to health systems and patients all over the world.”

The AmerisourceBergen Foundation focuses on health and wellbeing initiatives that positively impact the lives of the global community by improving patient outcomes and expanding educational opportunities for all. For more information on the AmerisourceBergen Foundation, visit amerisourcebergenfoundation.com.

About Project C.U.R.E.
Established in 1987, Project C.U.R.E. is the world’s largest distributor of medical donations to more than 130 developing countries. Project C.U.R.E. operates distribution centers in Colorado, Tennessee, Texas, Illinois, Arizona and Pennsylvania, as well as 9 collection centers across the U.S. Last year, Project C.U.R.E. delivered 139 40-foot containers filled with medical supplies and equipment, worth $57.3 million to 53 countries. Project C.U.R.E. is the recipient of the GuideStar Exchange Platinum Seal, the Charity Navigator Four-Star Rating and ranked by Forbes as one of the 20 Most Efficient Large U.S. Charities. For more information on our programs, go to www.projectcure.org.

About AmerisourceBergen
AmerisourceBergen is one of the largest global pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution services companies, helping both healthcare providers and pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers improve patient access to products and enhance patient care. With services ranging from drug distribution and niche premium logistics to reimbursement and pharmaceutical consulting services, AmerisourceBergen delivers innovative programs and solutions across the pharmaceutical supply channel in human and animal health. With over $140 billion in annual revenue, AmerisourceBergen is headquartered in Valley Forge, PA, and employs approximately 19,000 people. AmerisourceBergen is ranked #12 on the Fortune 500 list. For more information, go to www.amerisourcebergen.com.