- First Foundation Grant Focused on Access to Health Addresses Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Democratic Republic of Congo -
NORTHBROOK, Ill., December 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Today, the Astellas Global Health Foundation announced its first grant since the Foundation’s inception, awarding $750,000 to the END Fund, a prominent philanthropic organization combating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) worldwide. The END Fund will use the investment to deliver NTD treatments through mass drug administration mechanisms designed to control and eliminate NTDs in the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the world’s poorest countries ranking among the highest in NTD prevalence.
US Employees Support 16 Local Organizations for Changing Tomorrow Day 2019
NORTHBROOK, Ill., September 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Nearly 1,000 Astellas employees stepped away from the office to volunteer across the United States as part of the 10th annual Changing Tomorrow Day. On Changing Tomorrow Day (#ChangingTomorrow)—Astellas' global day of service—employees volunteered together at 16 diverse community and patient organizations, homeless shelters and other nonprofits to make a positive, measurable impact in local communities.
In May, Astellas celebrated its second annual Global Legal Community Advocacy, Representation and Service (CARES) Day. Globally, employees from the Legal and Intellectual Property (IP) departments gave back to their local communities through volunteerism and pro bono legal advice in a series of events throughout the month of May.
At Astellas, we’re committed to giving back and making a difference.
For National Volunteer Week, we’re celebrating the thousands of Astellas employees who donated more than 22,000 hours of their time in 2018 through our Changing Tomorrow Day and Take A Day initiatives. Our employees supported our community partners by knitting scarves for heart disease patients, preparing meals, assembling cancer care packages, and so much more.
At Astellas, we are dedicated to supporting and improving the lives of those impacted by cancer. One of the ways we provide this support is by working with patient advocacy organizations, such as The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) – the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancers, including leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma.