DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda, a top 15 global pharmaceutical company, will raise money for local organizations today when employees participate in their third annual Takeda Cares Day event on the company's Deerfield campus.
More than 600 employees will run or walk a 5K course on the company's campus. Takeda will donate $100 for each employee who participates in the event to one of three community organizations that the participating employee has pre-selected. An estimated $63,700 will be raised. The event will also host speakers from the local community organizations.
Takeda is a company that strives toward better health for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine. This pursuit begins when employees participate in a culture of health through events like Takeda Cares Day. Further, the event recognizes employees' commitment to making a difference in the community through Takeda's corporate giving programs, many of which align with the company's three focus areas – health, science and community vitality.
In its third year, the event was created to advance Takeda's philanthropic commitment to the Chicagoland area and to promote employee camaraderie. This year's beneficiaries dedicate their time to the following causes:
- HealthReach - A free medical clinic that provides a patient-centered medical home to 5,000 of the uninsured, underserved residents of Lake County, Ill.
- Junior Achievement of Chicago - An educational nonprofit bringing financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship programs into classrooms from kindergarten through high school.
- R&D (STEM) Learning Exchange - Brings interested learners together with organizations that can provide unique opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.
"By supporting HealthReach, Takeda is making an impact and changing the lives of the medically uninsured, providing them with high quality care where they are treated with dignity and respect," said Nancy Bock, Executive Director of HealthReach. "HealthReach is grateful for the support Takeda is providing toward our mission and the people we serve every day."
About Takeda in the Chicagoland Area
As a science and evidence-based company with a strong presence in Deerfield, Ill., Takeda is committed to contributing to the health of people worldwide and supporting the community and the environment. Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc., and Takeda Development Center Americas, Inc. are subsidiaries of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan. The respective companies currently market metabolic, gout, gastroenterology, and central nervous system treatments and seek to bring innovative products to patients. To learn more about these Takeda companies, visit www.takeda.us.
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