Deerfield, IL, October 7, 2016 –Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. (“Takeda”), announced today that it will pledge $100,000 to local and regional nonprofits as part of its annual corporate giving fundraiser, Takeda Cares Day.
Employees will run or walk today a 5k course around the company’s headquarters in Deerfield to raise money for organizations that support health, science education and community vitality. For the sixth year running, Takeda will donate $100 on behalf of every participating employee.
“Takeda Cares Day exemplifies our company’s commitment to philanthropy and community citizenship,” said Ramona Sequeira, president of Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. “It’s a day our employees look forward to as it provides a meaningful opportunity for all of us to make a positive impact in our communities and give back to organizations dedicated to health, science education and community vitality.”
The following Lake County organizations will receive a donation of $25,000 each:
"We are fortunate to have outstanding employers like Takeda in our community. Their commitment to give back by supporting local charitable organizations, help to make Deerfield an even better place to live and work," says Mayor Harriet Rosenthal, Deerfield.
The Takeda Cares program extends across the U.S. with Takeda field sales teams volunteering for nonprofits in their local communities throughout the year. Five of these organizations have been selected to receive an additional $5,000 donation from Takeda, including:
About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502) is a global, R&D-driven pharmaceutical company committed to bringing better health and a brighter future to patients by translating science into life-changing medicines. Takeda focuses its research efforts on oncology, gastroenterology and central nervous system therapeutic areas. It also has specific development programs in specialty cardiovascular diseases as well as late-stage candidates for vaccines. Takeda conducts R&D both internally and with partners to stay at the leading edge of innovation. New innovative products, especially in oncology, central nervous system and gastroenterology, as well as its presence in emerging markets, fuel the growth of Takeda. More than 30,000 Takeda employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients, working with our partners in health care in more than 70 countries.
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About Takeda in the U.S.
Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. is the U.S. commercial organization of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited. Takeda has a strong commitment to the U.S. with more than 5,000 employees, a significant R&D presence, Oncology and Vaccines headquarters and manufacturing capabilities. Additional information about Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. is available through its website, www.takeda.us.
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