MARLBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Sunovion) today announced its expanded commitment to building stronger communities through a new partnership supporting the Red Sox Foundation and the launch of its sixth annual Hands On! volunteer service program supporting organizations in the communities where Sunovion operates, including United Way of Tri-County in Massachusetts and Bergen Volunteer Center in New Jersey.
#Sunovion Expands Commitment to Building Stronger Communities
“Our commitment to corporate responsibility is grounded in our vision to lead the way to a healthier world. Through collaboration with these partners, we are proud to build stronger communities and positively impact lives together,” said Nobuhiko Tamura, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sunovion.
An official partner of the Boston Red Sox, Sunovion announced its support of the Red Sox Foundation during “Sunovion Day” at Fenway Park held July 14, 2017. The Red Sox Foundation helps organizations that align with Sunovion’s approach to corporate responsibility, including focusing on community educational initiatives and programs that address serious medical conditions and mental health.
“We are proud to partner with Sunovion and bring the collective power of our two organizations to help support the many families and charities of New England,” said Red Sox Executive Director Gena Borson. “With so much of the work we do focused on education, this partnership is a logical one. We look forward to working with Sunovion to improve our community.”
Sunovion will host its annual community day of service on August 17, 2017, during which more than 300 Sunovion employees will each volunteer a full day to work on community service projects. The project opportunities are provided by Sunovion’s long-standing partners United Way of Tri-County and Bergen Volunteer Center.
Since the inception of Hands On! in 2012, Sunovion has contributed resources and more than 20,000 employee volunteer hours to projects including those focused on science and educational initiatives for youth, community relief efforts and addressing health and medical needs in the communities in which Sunovion employees live and work. The Company continues to expand its Hands On! program throughout the U.S., Canada and in the United Kingdom to give back where Sunovion has employees and office locations globally.
About the Red Sox Foundation
The official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Red Sox Foundation has distributed over $96 million to support programs serving children and families across New England. The Foundation’s efforts are primarily focused on five cornerstone programs: the Red Sox Scholars Program, which provides tutoring, mentoring, enrichment programs, and college scholarships to academically talented but economically disadvantaged Boston public school students; the Red Sox Foundation’s RBI and Rookie League youth baseball and softball programs, serving more than 2,000 inner city teens each summer; the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with combat stress and traumatic brain injury; The Dimock Center in Roxbury, serving more than 80,000 low-income families in Boston’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods; and the Jimmy Fund, supporting breakthrough cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Red Sox Foundation raises funds through special events, corporate sponsorships, and grants. Founded and initially funded by Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry, Chairman Tom Werner, President/CEO Emeritus Larry Lucchino, and their partners, the Red Sox Foundation has won numerous awards for the impact of its innovative programs. In 2010, the Foundation’s Red Sox Scholars Program was recognized by Major League Baseball with the first-ever MLB Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence. In 2009, the Red Sox Foundation was honored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Sports Philanthropy Project with the Patterson Award as the nation’s “Best Team Charity in Sports.” For more information about the Foundation, visit www.redsoxfoundation.org.
About United Way of Tri-County
United Way of Tri-County is an independently-governed 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization connected to a network of more than 1,300 local United Ways through United Way Worldwide. The United Way of Tri-County is a community building organization that brings people together to care for one another. The United Way of Tri-County provides programs and services, connect volunteers, strengthen agencies, teach social responsibility, and meet the critical needs of the community with the help of people like you. More information about United Way of Tri-County can be found at www.uwotc.org.
About Bergen Volunteer Center
For over 50 years, the Bergen Volunteer Center has been dedicated to the power of volunteerism to build community and change lives. The Bergen Volunteer Center turns caring into meaningful action by engaging volunteers to meet community needs. More information about the Bergen Volunteer Center can be found at www.bergenvolunteers.org.
About Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Sunovion)
Sunovion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on the innovative application of science and medicine to help people with serious medical conditions. Sunovion’s vision is to lead the way to a healthier world. The company’s spirit of innovation is driven by the conviction that scientific excellence paired with meaningful advocacy and relevant education can improve lives. With patients at the center of everything it does, Sunovion has charted new paths to life-transforming treatments that reflect ongoing investments in research and development and an unwavering commitment to support people with psychiatric, neurological and respiratory conditions. Sunovion’s track record of discovery, development and/or commercialization of important therapies has included Utibron™ Neohaler® (indacaterol/glycopyrrolate) inhalation powder, Brovana® (arformoterol tartrate) inhalation solution, Latuda® (lurasidone HCI) and Aptiom® (eslicarbazepine acetate).
Headquartered in Marlborough, Mass., Sunovion is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd. Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Europe Ltd., based in London, England, and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc., based in Mississauga, Ontario, are wholly-owned direct subsidiaries of Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. Additional information can be found on the company’s web sites: www.sunovion.com, www.sunovion.eu and www.sunovion.ca. Connect with Sunovion on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.
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