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Astellas and Donate Life America Attempt to Achieve GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title for Organ Donor Registrations

Social Shares of #OrganDonor Support $5 Contribution from Astellas to World Transplant Games Federation, up to $175,000 USD
Press Release

NORTHBROOK, Ill. and RICHMOND, Va. – October 27 2016 /3BL Media/ -- At any given moment in America, there are more than 120,000 men, women and children awaiting lifesaving organ transplant(1). To bring greater focus to the critical importance of organ donation, Astellas and Donate Life America will attempt to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for online organ donor registrations in an eight-hour period from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT) on Saturday, Nov. 5.

Making Health and Well-Being Our Responsibility

By Jeffrey Bloss, Astellas USA Foundation Board Member
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For Jeff Bloss, giving back is more than a phrase – it’s a responsibility. As an Astellas USA Foundation Board member, Jeff explains how Astellas USA Foundation supports Living Smart by helping people in our communities access the health & well-being programs they need.

Astellas Oncology Announces Winning C3 Prize™ Ideas in Virtual Reality, Online Patient Support and Fatigue-Reducing Light Therapy to Change Cancer Care

Three C3 Prize winners awarded a total of $100,000 in grants and a membership to MATTER
Press Release

NORTHBROOK, Ill., October 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Astellas Oncology announced the three winners of the inaugural C3 Prize – a global challenge designed to acknowledge non-medicine innovations to improve the cancer care experience for patients, caregivers and their loved ones –  during the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) Annual Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark  Friday, October 7.

More than 600 Astellas Employees to Give Back to Local Communities Across the U.S. and Brazil for Changing Tomorrow Day – the Company’s 7th Annual Global Day of Service

Press Release

NORTHBROOK, IL, September 30, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Today, more than 600 Astellas employees on two continents will get out of their offices, roll up their sleeves and help their communities. This will be done in support of Changing Tomorrow Day (#CTDay16) — a global effort to contribute time and resources to building stronger and more vibrant communities.

Working Mother Magazine Names Astellas Among 100 Best Companies in the US Across All Industries

Astellas ranked for its commitment and support of working mothers
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NORTHBROOK, IL, September 28, 2016 - Astellas was named one of Working Mother Magazine’s 100 Best Companies in the U.S. for its commitment to establishing a corporate culture supportive of working moms and their families. The 100 Best Companies is featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother and on workingmother.com.

Helping Our Communities Prepare, Recover and Flourish from Disaster

By Jeff Winton, President, Astellas USA Foundation
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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. 

Astellas Oncology Selects Five C3 Prize™ Finalists to Pitch Ideas for Changing Cancer Care to Panel Including Robert Herjavec at Stanford Medicine X

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
Press Release

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.

Astellas and The Chris Klug Foundation Announce Winners of the 2016 Bounce Back Award

Press Release

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.

Astellas and World Transplant Games Federation Announce Launch of Fit for Life! to Promote Physical Activity in Transplant Recipients Worldwide

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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.

Astellas Employees Assemble to Benefit Metro Vancouver’s Native Youth in Need

Employees Also Raised $7,500 for Urban Native Youth Association
Press Release

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.

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