SOURCE: Medline Industries, Inc.

Medline Industries, Inc.

May 17, 2013 13:23 ET

Medline Serves as First-Aid Sponsor for Lurie Children's 2013 Move for the Kids Fundraiser

Medline's Second Year as Corporate Sponsor in Support of Kids and Families

MUNDELEIN, IL--(Marketwired - May 17, 2013) - This Sunday, thousands of walkers and runners will make their way 3.1 miles around Soldier Field and Chicago's lakefront in support for the patients and families at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. And along the way, there may be some bumps, scrapes, blisters and sprains.

That's where Mundelein, Ill.-based Medline Industries, Inc. comes in. Medline, makers of the CURAD® brand, and the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of health care supplies in the country, is donating hundreds of medical products, including adhesive bandages, gauze, tape, exam gloves and other crucial supplies, as the official first-aid supplier for the Move for the Kids 5K Run/Walk.

"We are proud to be involved in this worthwhile event again to help the children and their families who require the world-class care of Lurie Children's," said Andy Mills, president of Medline. "Lurie Children's is among the country's leading-edge facilities for pediatric care and we are fortunate to have it right here in our own backyard."

Medline's first aid station will be located near the start and finish line of the race, which are situated close to each other at Soldier Field.

In addition to providing first aid supplies, Medline is also an official corporate sponsor of the Move for the Kids event and sponsor of the event's photo booth. More than 70 Medline employees and their family members are also participating in the run/walk.

About Medline

As the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of health care products, Medline manufactures and distributes more than 350,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, physician offices, home care agencies, home medical equipment providers and retail outlets. Named one of the country's "Best and Brightest Companies to Work For," Medline is headquartered in Mundelein, Ill. and has more than 1,100 dedicated sales representatives to support its broad product line and cost management services. For more information on Medline, go to www.medline.com.

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