LabCorp Partners with Cheeriodicals through Community Service Campaign to Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center and Halifax Health Medical Center


DAYTONA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As part of a community service campaign, an enthusiastic group of
LabCorp employees teamed up with Cheeriodicals
to assemble and deliver 128 big green boxes to children patients at
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center and Halifax Health Medical
Center during a “Cheeriodicals Day” event held last week. Cheeriodicals
are “big green boxes of cheer” made up of age-appropriate magazines and
activity books, room decorations, puzzles, stickers and games for the
children to enjoy.

Nearly 150 employees from LabCorp volunteered their time to assemble the
one-of-a-kind children’s gift boxes.

“We’re thrilled to deliver smiles to these hospitals today,” said Gary
Parisher, president of Cheeriodicals. “This is the second time we have
partnered with this team from LabCorp to make a measurable impact on
hospitalized children and their families. Their team exemplifies what
giving back is all about.”

After a special delivery to the hospital, free of charge by Two Men and
a Truck Daytona, the LabCorp team and Cheeriodicals began distributing
the big green boxes of cheer to patients and families at the hospital,
helping to make a lasting impact on everyone involved.

“Halifax Health is thankful for the generosity shown today to our
patients and their families by LabCorp and Cheeriodicals. These amazing
big green gift boxes will help to make the stays of the children we care
for a more pleasant experience,” said Amy Christie, pediatrics nurse
manager for Halifax Health.

“Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is pleased to have LabCorp
donate the big green boxes of cheer to our pediatric patients,” said
Becky Vernon, Regional Director of Women & Children’s Services. “We
sincerely appreciate LabCorp sponsoring this community effort and
helping to provide the children in our hospital with an enjoyable

“LabCorp is extremely pleased to be a part of this meaningful community
service campaign with Cheeriodicals, where our employees donated their
time to bring joy to many children and their families,” said Gary Huff,
chief executive officer of LabCorp Diagnostics. “LabCorp works every day
with healthcare providers such as Florida Hospital Memorial Medical
Center and Halifax Health – Children’s Medical Center and their patients
to improve health and improve lives. Today’s event brought smiles to
many faces and gave our dedicated employees a chance to support young
patients and their families in a very different, and incredibly
fulfilling, way.”

Cheeriodicals Day is catching on across the country. Cheeriodicals has
worked with children’s hospitals on Cheeriodicals Days in dozens of
markets nationwide including: Phoenix, Birmingham, Cincinnati, Chicago,
Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Fort Lauderdale, Columbus, New York and Omaha.
The company has plans to continue working with corporate sponsors to
bring cheer to children’s hospitals throughout the country.

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 more than $10
billion for 2017. To learn more about LabCorp, visit,
and to learn more about Covance Drug Development, visit

This press release contains forward-looking statements about the
Company’s future operations. Each of the forward-looking statements is
subject to change based on various important factors, including without
limitation, competitive actions in the marketplace, and adverse actions
of governmental and other third-party payers. Actual results could
differ materially from those suggested by these forward-looking
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ended December 31, 2017, and subsequent Forms 10-Q, including in each
case under the heading risk factors, and in the Company’s other filings
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conjunction with a review of the Company’s filings with the SEC
including the information in the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended
December 31, 2017, and subsequent Forms 10-Q, under the heading

About Cheeriodicals

Cheeriodicals is a national corporate team building and corporate
gifting company. The mission of Cheeriodicals is to conduct
philanthropic team building events “that matter” by helping its
corporate partners generate lasting impact in their communities. These
charitable events primarily benefit children’s and Veterans hospitals
across the United States and Canada. Cheeriodicals additionally provides
opportunities for corporate clients to continue making an impact through
offering a variety of “cheer up” gifting options. For more information
about Cheeriodicals, visit,
or follow Cheeriodicals on Twitter and Facebook.

About Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a member of Adventist Health
System, a faith-based health care organization with 45 hospital campuses
and 8,200 licensed beds in nine states, serving more than 5 million
patients annually. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of
Christ, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center includes the 327-bed
facility in Daytona Beach, as well as Florida Hospital Oceanside with 80
beds in Ormond Beach. Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center and
Florida Hospital Oceanside are two of the seven Florida Hospitals in
Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the Florida Hospital
Central Florida Division – North Region. As the largest hospital system
in the area, the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division – North
Region has 1,226 beds and more than 7,800 employees. For more
information about Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, visit

About Halifax Health

Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality
Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing
a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations
including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, freestanding
emergency department, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer
treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest
hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, primary care walk-in
clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric
care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home
healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax
Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive
Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency
Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete
Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level II Neonatal
Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born as early as 28 weeks. For
more information, visit


Mary Martha Parisher, 205-677-2069
Von Hagen, 336-436-8263

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