Social Shares of #OrganDonor Support $5 Contribution from Astellas to World Transplant Games Federation, up to $175,000 USD
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.
By Jeffrey Bloss, Astellas USA Foundation Board Member
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.
Three C3 Prize winners awarded a total of $100,000 in grants and a membership to MATTER
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.
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.
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.