A Great Night and a New Video: the Project HOPE Gala

Jun 17, 2013 9:00 AM ET

Tuesday evening I had the honor to attend the Project HOPE Gala in New York City, of which Lilly was a key sponsor. The event brought together supporters of this great organization to honor the achievements of Project HOPE and its phenomenal volunteers, and, yes, to raise money to continue its critical mission.

The night was a success by every measure. And being in the presence of Project HOPE president and CEO Dr. John Howe and his team is always inspiring.

Project HOPE and Lilly have had a fruitful relationship for more than 50 years. During the gala, we unveiled a new video highlighting our work to improve diabetes and hypertension care for people living in the informal settlement of Zandspruit in Johannesburg, South Africa. The video shows the important work being done there through the Lilly NCD Partnership, including when 10 Lilly employees recently spent two weeks volunteering at the site through our Connecting Hearts Abroad program.

Watch the video here.