One of the projects close to my heart is the SeriousFun camps, particularly the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Connecticut. The SeriousFun camps were set up to offer children struggling with different forms of cancer and rare diseases an escape from the fear, pain, and isolation of their medical condition, offering opportunities for them and their families to have fun. I’ve volunteered at the camp as a cabin counselor, a Family Pal, and even an archery instructor. It gives me a chance to interact one-to-one with patients and families, and it’s a fantastic experience to be immersed in camp activities and see the emotional growth of the young patients and their families over the week.
New Standards in the Way We Work
Today, we are facing many challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic. We transitioned to remote work where possible very quickly and established teams dedicated to safeguarding supply chains to minimize potential disruptions to patients. We always need to be in regular contact and keep ahead of international developments that could affect our packaging plants, worldwide distribution networks, and international couriers shipping the treatments to patients in need. It’s also vital to continue important outreach efforts with patient groups, advocacy teams, doctors, and patients to keep them informed, listen to their needs and reassure them that we are acting to ensure that the products are going to get there, despite disruptive world events.
“Bloom where you are planted”