Backed by a $25,000 donation from The Nestle Health Science Foundation the mission of the partnership is to raise awareness and bring life to the importance of the well-being of the LGBTQ+ community
LGBT NETWORK HAUPPAUGE, NY (June 29, 2021) – As we round out Pride Month, the LGBT Network is pleased to share The Nestle Health Science Foundation, a pure play branded leader in global nutrition, is the organization’s first-ever exclusive Wellness Partner. Together, the LGBT Network and The Nestle Health Science Foundation are on a shared mission to support the well-being of those within the community through wellness education, networking opportunities and counsel, event sponsorships and more. To supplement this program, The Nestle Health Science Foundation, the company’s charitable arm, has donated $25,000 to the LGBT Network.
Committed to further enhancing its inclusion and diversity efforts as well as supporting the health and wellness of people across the country and world, The Nestle Health Science Foundation will champion the LGBT Network’s Workplace Initiative, which helps companies advance their LGBTQ+ diversity, equity and inclusion capabilities. Additionally, The Nestle Health Science Foundation is an official sponsor of the 2021 Long Island Pride Celebration – one of New York’s largest Pride events.
“As a company focused on enhancing the health and wellness of people’s lives, we’re honored to partner with LGBT Network,” said Beverly Lee-Wo, Corporate Social Responsibility Director, The Nestle Health Science Foundation. “We have more than 4,000 colleagues across the globe, all who have a unique perspective. It’s this diversity and our inclusiveness that makes us who we are. By joining forces with LGBT Network, we’re able to help support this mission, our colleagues, and importantly, positively impact the health goals of the LGBTQ+ community.”
“The LGBT community faces enormous health disparities, such as cancer, diabetes, poor mental health and depression, obesity, as well as behaviors that reflect coping mechanisms for decades of discrimination and stigma,” said David Kilmnick, LGBT Network President & CEO. “Partnering with The Nestle Health Science Foundation helps us deliver another layer of support and information for our community and work towards healthier lives for all.”
This partnership also supports the work of The Nestle Health Science Foundation’s Pride Alliance Affinity Group – a colleague-run group whose mission is to create a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community throughout the workplace and beyond. Learn more about The Nestle Health Science Foundation’s work by visiting nestlehealthscience.us.
About LGBT Network
The LGBT Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is a home and voice for LGBT people, their families, and support systems of Long Island and Queens. The LGBT Network’s community centers help LGBT people to be themselves, stay healthy, and change the world. Since 1993, the LGBT Network has been pioneering advocacy and social change to promote safe spaces where LGBT people live, learn, work, play, and pray.
About The Bountiful Company
The Bountiful Company is a pure play branded leader in global nutrition, living at the intersection of science and nature. As a manufacturer, marketer and seller of vitamins, minerals, herbal and other specialty supplements, and active nutrition products, we are focused on enhancing the health and wellness of people’s lives. The Bountiful Company’s portfolio of trusted brands includes Nature’s Bounty®, Solgar®, Pure Protein®, Osteo Bi-Flex®, Puritan’s