Boehringer Ingelheim Named Premier Supporter of Bowl of Hygeia Award

Ben Bluml accepts the 2011 Bowl of Hygeia Award.

Recognizes Pharmacists Making a Difference in Their Communities

March 9, 2012 (Ridgefield, Conn.) – Boehringer Ingelheim today announced its support of The Bowl of Hygeia Award, an honor that recognizes pharmacists who possess outstanding records of civic leadership in their communities. Established in 1958, the Bowl of Hygeia Award is presented annually by participating state pharmacist associations. In addition to service through their local, state and national pharmacy associations, award recipients devote their time, talent and resources to a wide variety of causes and community service.

“Just as the Bowl of Hygeia encourages pharmacists to take active roles in their communities, Boehringer Ingelheim has a strong commitment to making more health in its communities,” said Bob Belknap, Executive Director, Trade Sales and Operations for Boehringer Ingelheim. “Becoming the Premier Supporter in 2012 and continuing the proud tradition of this program is something we felt strongly about.”

The program, owned by the American Pharmacists Association Foundation and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations, was initiated by the A. H. Robins Co., which was later purchased by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, now Pfizer. Throughout the years, approximately 3,000 pharmacists have been recognized with the Bowl of Hygeia award; it remains one of the most notable achievements in the careers of recipients.

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