Tokyo, September 8, 2015/3BL Media/ - Astellas Pharma Inc. (President and CEO: Yoshihiko Hatanaka, “Astellas”) today announced that it has been selected for the fourth consecutive year to be included in the FTSE4Good Index Series, one of the world’s premier indices for socially responsible investment.
Social media campaign to rally supporters around the world in tackling the second most common cancer among men
NORTHBROOK, Ill., August 5, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Seeking to support men and their loved ones facing the challenges that come with a diagnosis of prostate cancer, USA Rugby, the Australian Rugby Union and Astellas Pharma have partnered to launch the #pass4prostate challenge, a social media campaign designed to generate awareness of prostate cancer and support a donation of up to $125,000 from Astellas to four research and advocacy organizations: Prostate Cancer Foundation, Australia Prostate Cancer Research, Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia and Prostate Cancer Canada.
NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 25, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Astellas demonstrated support of its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) employees, communities and issues by flying the Pride Flag at its headquarters for the Americas in June, participating for the sixth year in the Chicago Pride Fest parade and hosting an educational session with anti-bullying leaders, Jane and James Clementi, from the Tyler Clementi Foundation.
ORLANDO, June 15, 2015 /3BL Media/ – More than 1,200 Astellas Pharma employees worked together during a corporate meeting to help A Veterans Community, a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide safe, stable housing to homeless veterans and their families. A staggering 17 percent of the homeless population in the U.S. are veterans. Research shows that the greatest risk factors for homelessness are lack of support and social isolation after discharge.
NORTHBROOK, Ill. and ASPEN, Colo., June 5, 2015 /3BL Media/ -- The Chris Klug Foundation (CKF) is pleased to announce the winners of the second 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 from more than 80 incredible nominations from 23 states. CKF staff and board members selected the two winners
Northbrook, Illinois, May 13, 2015 /3BL Media/ –This year, Astellas commemorates its 10th anniversary by saluting a decade of milestones in patient health, volunteerism and scientific breakthroughs. To celebrate these milestones, Astellas is reinforcing its commitment to the community by launching a variety of volunteer activities in the U.S., Canada and Brazil in 2015 as part of its global Changing Tomorrow Day initiative.
May 15, 2015 /3BL Media/ - At the 26th annual Healthcare Business Women’s Association (HBA) Woman of the Year event, Lynn Gerber, area vice president of sales for primary care and specialty at Astellas, was recognized as an HBA Luminary Award recipient. The award recognizes women with more than 20 years of healthcare experience with a demonstrated commitment to leadership and mentoring in their organizations.
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