MARLBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Sunovion), a partner of the Boston Red Sox, today announced that the Company is continuing its annual contributions to the Red Sox Foundation by leveraging its Take On Tomorrow™ campaign as a giving opportunity via Red Sox social media. Fans will help reach Sunovion’s donation goal of $25,000 by liking Take On Tomorrow™ posts on Red Sox social media this summer, which will contribute to the Red Sox Foundation in support of community educational initiatives and programs that address mental health conditions.
“Sunovion’s focus on building stronger communities is well aligned with our mission to make a difference in the lives of children, veterans, families and communities throughout New England by improving their health, educational and recreational opportunities,” said Bekah Salwasser, Executive Director, Red Sox Foundation. “Teaming up with Sunovion on core areas of focus allows us to make a greater positive impact together.”
Later this summer, Sunovion will expand its focus on building stronger communities by kicking off the seventh year of its Hands On! community service program, during which the Company expects to reach 25,000 cumulative employee volunteer hours since the program’s inception in 2012. On August 16, the Company will once again partner with the United Way of Tri-County in Massachusetts and Bergen Volunteer Center in New Jersey to support community projects where Sunovion operates. Hundreds of Sunovion employees will volunteer a full day to work on service projects in communities where they work and live.
“At Sunovion, we Take on Tomorrow because we care. Our employees work together to fulfill our vision to lead the way to a healthier world,” said Nobuhiko Tamura, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sunovion. “Sunovion is proud to work with partners that share our compassion for making a difference together.”
Through the Hands On! program and partnerships focused on community support, including Red Sox Foundation, Sunovion has contributed to projects focused on science and educational initiatives for youth, community relief efforts and health and medical needs. Sunovion has expanded its Hands On! program throughout the U.S., Canada and in the United Kingdom to give back in communities where Sunovion has employees and office locations.
About the Red Sox Foundation
The official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Red Sox Foundation has donated to over 1,680 organizations since its creation in 2002, and focused on making a difference in the lives of children, families, Veterans, and communities in need by improving their health, education, and recreational opportunities. Through partnerships with best-in-class organizations in healthcare, the Red Sox have helped raised over $135 million for cancer treatment and research for The Jimmy Fund, supported more than 15,000 Veterans and their families suffering from the “invisible wounds of war” with the Home Base Program, and helped the Dimock Center serve over 17,000 patients annually with health and human services. The Foundation’s self-run education and youth baseball programs have helped 274 Boston Public Schools students with college scholarships, and promotes healthy choices and valuable life skills to more than 700 urban youth annually through its RBI baseball and softball program.
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 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.
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 websites: www.sunovion.com, www.sunovion.eu and www.sunovion.ca. Connect with Sunovion on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.
TAKE ON TOMORROW is a registered trademark of Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
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