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The VWR Foundation Auction Raises $75,000 for Children's National Medical Center

RADNOR, Pa., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its mission to give back to the science community, the VWR Charitable Foundation raised $75,000 in an auction on January 16, 2012 benefiting Children's National Medical Center of Washington D.C.

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The VWR Foundation hosts its annual auction during VWR International, LLC's North American Sales Meeting as a way to give back to the meeting's host city.  This year, the Foundation chose Children's National Medical Center for its natural fit with all three pillars in the VWR Foundation's mission: research, health and well-being and science education.  A check for $75,000 was presented to Children's National on January 17, 2012.

In addition to fundraising, auction attendees donated over 1,000 books for both patients and their parents to enjoy during hospital visits.  The book drive was organized by VWR International, LLC's Women's Affinity Group.

"We are so grateful to the VWR Foundation and everyone who participated in this incredibly successful auction," said Pam King Sams, Executive Vice President for Development for Children's National. "These funds will support important research and care for so many children in the nation's capital, and help make their stay with us more comfortable."

About VWR Foundation

The VWR Charitable Foundation was established in January 2009 by a group of VWR International, LLC associates.  In July 2009, the VWR Foundation distributed its first grant.  Since then the organization has donated nearly $200,000 to various organization across America that are aligned with its mission.  More information about the VWR Foundation, including a grant application can be found at

About VWR International, LLC

VWR International, LLC, headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, is a global laboratory supply and distribution company.  With 150 years of industry experience, VWR offers a well-established distribution network that reaches thousands of specialized labs and facilities spanning the globe. In addition, VWR further supports its customers by providing onsite services, storeroom management, product procurement, supply chain systems integration and technical services.

For more information on VWR, phone (800) 932-5000, visit, or write, VWR International, LLC, Radnor Corporate Center, Building One, Suite 200, 100 Matsonford Road, Radnor, PA 19087.

VWR and design are registered trademarks of VWR International, LLC.

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