Astellas Pharma Named a Top Company for Working Mothers by Working Mother Magazine

Astellas recognized for career opportunities, work/life benefits
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NORTHBROOK, Ill., Sept. 22, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Astellas Pharma today 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 are in the October/November issue of Working Mother Magazine and on

Astellas Launches Cancer Challenge Social Media Campaign

Teams up with USA Rugby and the Australian Rugby Union for #pass4prostate

Astellas Pharma has teamed up with USA Rugby and the Australian Rugby Union on a new social media campaign to raise awareness of prostate cancer.

The firm's #pass4prostate campaign, which also aims to raise funds for research into the disease, will run until the end of September, which is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

Astellas Named to FTSE4Good Sustainability Index for the Fourth Consecutive Year

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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.

#pass4prostate Challenge Raises Prostate Cancer Awareness and Research Funds

Social media campaign to rally supporters around the world in tackling the second most common cancer among men
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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.

Astellas Recognizes its People and Culture During LGBTQ Pride Month and Throughout the Year

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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.

Astellas Employees Assemble Thousands Of Care Packages For Homeless Veterans

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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.

Astellas and The Chris Klug Foundation Announce Winners of the 2015 Bounce Back Award

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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

Astellas Honors 10 Years of Patient Care and Community Involvement with Changing Tomorrow Day Service Activities

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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.

Astellas’ Lynn Gerber to be Honored at the Healthcare Business Women’s Association Woman of the Year Event

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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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