By Jeff Winton, President, Astellas USA Foundation
When Jeff Winton was a child, his rural farming community in upstate New York was struck by a series of disasters, including a fire that burnt down his house and a set of tornadoes that devastated his town. As Astellas USA Foundation president, Winton understands that disaster can strike when we least expect it, and that being prepared can ease the burden of those affected. He explains how Astellas USA Foundation is helping communities prepare, recover and flourish when the unexpected happens.
Out of more than 100 applicants from all over the world, five health care advocates with bright ideas to change cancer care will compete for a chance to win one of three grants totaling $100,000
NORTHBROOK, Ill., September 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Astellas today announced the five C3 Prize finalists chosen to present their ideas live at the Stanford Medicine X conference on Sept. 17 to a panel of judges including Robert Herjavec, dynamic entrepreneur, passionate cancer caregiver and star of ABC's Emmy Award-winning television show, Shark Tank. The C3 Prize is a challenge designed to inspire non-medicine innovations to improve the cancer care experience for patients, caregivers and their loved ones.
NORTHBROOK, Ill. and ASPEN, Colo., August 23, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The Chris Klug Foundation (CKF) is pleased to announce the winners of the third annual Bounce Back Award, presented by Astellas. The award goes to two transplant recipients who exhibit a great post-transplant quality of life. Winners were chosen by CKF staff and board members from more than 60 incredible nominations from 17 states.
HONG KONG, Aug. 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, "Astellas") and the World Transplant Games Federation (WTGF) today announced the launch of Fit for Life!, a global program to help transplant recipients live full and active lives through ongoing physical activity and participation in organized sports. The announcement was made at the 26th International Congress of The Transplantation Society inHong Kong.
Employees Also Raised $7,500 for Urban Native Youth Association
VANCOUVER, July 26, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Approximately 200 Astellas Medical Affairs, Americas employees from across the United States, Canada and Brazil recently joined forces in Vancouver, Canada, to benefit Urban Native Youth Association. Metro Vancouver's only Native youth program organization, the Urban Native Youth Association works to empower Native youth through 21 programs which include education and training, personal support, live-in programs, sports and recreation, music, and cultural programs.
Connecting patients, families and communities through innovative robot technology
BOSTON, July 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Starlight Children's Foundation and Astellas USA Foundation are partnering to advance children's health and education through technology with the placement of three VGo robots at MassGeneral Hospital for Children in Boston. Hospital staff and representatives from Astellas USA Foundation and Starlight gathered at the facility today to unveil and celebrate the new technology.
Two-day event features Robin Roberts, Ronda Rousey, Amy Cuddy and exclusive video interview with Malala Yousafzai
NORTHBROOK, Ill., July 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Astellas today announced that it will host a cutting-edge event on female empowerment, titled Women in Action 2016, on July 14 and 15 at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois. The event aims to connect the women of Astellas and teenage girls to inspire leadership and confidence, overcome challenges and succeed by making meaningful contributions that will improve global society.
2016 Great Place to Work® ranking marks third time Astellas Farma Brasil has made the list
SÃO PAULO, Brazil, June 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Astellas Farma Brasil (AFB) has placed #3 among the best companies to work for in the Brazilian pharmaceutical industry, according to the Great Place to Work® Institute’s latest rankings. The results are based on a survey of hundreds of pharmaceutical industry employees across Brazil.
Employees Also Raised $66,000 for Charity at the Company’s 2.5K “Spirit Run” Down the Las Vegas Strip
LAS VEGAS – June 27, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Approximately 1,200 Astellas employees attending the international pharmaceutical company’s National Sales Forum in Las Vegas, Nev., recently took time out of their busy meeting schedule to volunteer their time to benefit four different charities in Southern Nevada. The events kicked off Astellas’ annual day of service, Changing Tomorrow Day, where Astellas offic