NuFACTOR® Announces 2017 Annual Eric Dostie Memorial College Scholarship Recipients
August 25, 2017
Temecula, Calif.: NuFACTOR, the specialty pharmacy of FFF Enterprises, Inc., has selected the ten recipients of the 2017 Eric Dostie Memorial College Scholarship. The scholarship was founded in 1994 in remembrance of Eric Dostie, a boy who was tragically murdered on August 27, 1994, at the young age of 5. Eric was a boy with hemophilia, a rare hereditary disorder in which the blood does not clot normally, caused when one or more clotting factors (substances in the blood that help form a clot) are missing.
Eric inspired many lives with his uplifting joy, humor and unending love. His family recalls his aspirations of becoming a scientist and inventing a cure for hemophilia in the form of a “chocolate pill.”
The Eric Dostie Scholarship grants $1,000 to each winner to be used for school expenses. Scholarship candidates are required to submit an essay describing how their education will be used to serve humanity and encourage self-improvement and enrichment. Recipients are selected based on scholastic achievement, community service and financial need.
“The annual Eric Dostie Memorial Scholarship has assisted many students in financially reaching their goals of higher education. Congratulations to this year’s talented winners, a group of very deserving students,” says Patrick M. Schmidt, chief executive officer of FFF Enterprises.
NuFACTOR is proud to announce the following winners of the 2017 scholarship: Victoria Adkins, Heather Alba, Morgan DiPrima, Olivia Hoff, Angela Kessler, Sheila Menjivar-McGrath, Kaitlin Musick, Jason Rodriguez, BriAnna Sperry and Layne Swanson.
Applications for the 2018 scholarships will open on November 1, 2017. Visit the NuFACTOR Eric Dostie Memorial College Scholarship website (www.nufactor.com/EricDostieMemorial.aspx) to learn more about the program and to request an application. Or call (800) 323-6832 for additional information.
About NuFACTOR Specialty Pharmacy
NuFACTOR is the specialty pharmacy of FFF Enterprises, Inc., the largest and most trusted distributor of plasma products, vaccines, biosimilars and other specialty pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals. NuFACTOR Specialty Pharmacy, established in 1995, specializes in the treatment of patients with chronic conditions, with concentration on treating rare disease states in neurology, immunology, hematology, oncology, dermatology and rheumatology. The company also supports the immune globulin community through IG Living magazine, a publication dedicated to promoting patient advocacy, education and communication. NuFACTOR is dedicated to solving the chronic problems of affordability, availability and safety in disease state management for chronically ill patients. NuFACTOR is deeply committed to the philosophy of providing philanthropic support to the patient communities the company serves, including hemophilia, immune deficiencies and peripheral neuropathies, among others.
About FFF Enterprises, Inc.
FFF Enterprises is the largest and most trusted distributor of plasma products, vaccines, biosimilars and other specialty pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals. Founded in 1988, FFF is now in its 28th year with annual sales approaching $2 billion and a flawless safety track record for product distribution. FFF has taken a leadership position in regard to supply chain safety and innovation, setting new standards and pioneering industry firsts. FFF’s commitment to Guaranteed Channel Integrity™ ensures that products are purchased only from the manufacturer and shipped only to licensed healthcare providers, with additional steps taken to safely store, handle and ship products to ensure patient safety is never compromised. FFF’s proprietary systems - Verified Inventory Program-Consignment (VIPc™) and Lot-Track®, provide verification of this secure channel, BioSupply® online ordering system offers an easy-to-use and convenient platform to order products, and MyFluVaccine™ is a revolutionary vaccination program that has added a new level of safety, convenience and reliability to both healthcare providers and patients.