PITTSBURGH, April 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that Heather Bresch, CEO of Mylan, one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, will be the first-ever CEO to participate in the Pittsburgh Pride Equality March on Sunday, June 12. The company also is sponsoring a new initiative called the Mylan Wellness Village that will offer free wellness exams related to sexually transmitted infections (STI) and HIV, and counseling on Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a medicine taken daily to help prevent HIV.
"We are proud to partner with Mylan, a company with Pittsburgh roots, in this year's Pittsburgh Pride event. Heather's participation as the first CEO to ever walk in the Equality March speaks volumes about Mylan's commitment to fostering a culture that is inclusive and diverse," said Gary Van Horn, President of the Delta Foundation. "We appreciate Mylan's support and commitment to helping to make Pittsburgh's LGBT community healthier."
Mylan is dedicated to creating better health for a better world. The company's commitment to expanding access to high quality medicine spans more than 50 years. It was founded in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia and has had a presence in the greater Pittsburgh area for the last 46 years. One of Mylan's key priorities is stemming the tide of HIV/AIDS. The company is the world's largest producer of antiretrovirals (ARV) and approximately 50% of people receiving treatment today for HIV/AIDS in the developing world depend on a Mylan product.
"I am honored and proud to be the first CEO to participate in the Pittsburgh Pride Equality March. Treating everyone with dignity and respect is of utmost importance to me and are values we instill and take very seriously at Mylan. We are driven by the belief that every person in this world matters and access to better health is a right, not a privilege," said Bresch. "Throughout our history we have been tireless advocates for expanding access to high quality, affordable medicine. This is especially true in the area of HIV/AIDS. We look forward to debuting the Mylan Wellness Village at Pittsburgh Pride and offering support to people in our own backyard."
The Mylan Wellness Village will be located on Liberty Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh. It will be open during Pride in the Street with Kesha on Saturday, June 11 (ticket is required) and during PrideFest on Sunday, June 12 (free event).
Tickets for Pride in the Street start at $33.00. Through a special collaboration with Central Outreach Wellness Center located on the North Side, participants who schedule a free wellness exam will receive a discount of $20.00 off a Pride in the Street ticket. The offer is limited; call 412-322-4151 to schedule an appointment.
About the Delta Foundation
The Delta Foundation is the leading advocacy organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Western Pennsylvania. Produced by the foundation, Pittsburgh Pride is the 4th largest event in Pittsburgh and the only community festival that celebrates the diversity of the region specifically for the LGBT community and its allies.
Mylan is a global pharmaceutical company committed to setting new standards in healthcare. Working together around the world to provide 7 billion people access to high quality medicine, we innovate to satisfy unmet needs; make reliability and service excellence a habit; do what's right, not what's easy; and impact the future through passionate global leadership. We offer a growing portfolio of more than 1,400 generic and branded pharmaceuticals, including antiretroviral therapies on which approximately 50% of people being treated for HIV/AIDS in the developing world depend. We market our products in approximately 165 countries and territories. Our global R&D and manufacturing platform includes more than 50 facilities, and we are one of the world's largest producers of active pharmaceutical ingredients. Every member of our nearly 35,000-strong workforce is dedicated to creating better health for a better world, one person at a time. Learn more at mylan.com.
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