Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) announced today that more
than 1,500 employees around the world are volunteering in their
respective communities as part of the Company’s first Global Day of
Service. For this inaugural event, Alexion employees are partnering with
local non-profit organizations to participate in service projects
focused on improving health, wellness, and education in 30 of the
Company’s local communities across North America, Europe, Latin America,
Asia, and Australia.
“At Alexion, one of our core values is to change the world for patients
suffering from devastating and rare diseases by discovering, developing,
and delivering life-changing therapies,” said David Hallal, Chief
Executive Officer of Alexion. “Today’s Global Day of Service
demonstrates our values in action as we join together to have a lasting
impact on the communities around the world where we live and work.”
Alexion partnered with Points of Light, the largest organization in the
world dedicated to volunteer service, to identify and help reach those
most in need in the Company’s local communities.
“Through our partnership with Alexion, we have helped identify needs in
local communities and connected employees with organizations to tackle
them,” said Jonathas Barreto, Director, Global, Points of Light.
“Alexion employees have taken on an impressive range of volunteer
service projects around the world, clearly ready to demonstrate that
individuals can make a meaningful difference on a wide range of social
Alexion’s Global Day of Service activities include:
Global headquarters in New Haven, Conn.: Creating inspirational
art pieces, enhancing learning spaces, updating landscape, providing
in-classroom lessons, and assembling teacher appreciation kits at Hill
Regional Career High School.
Smithfield, RI: Transforming Mary E. Fogarty Elementary School
in Providence by painting murals, landscaping, building benches, and
coordinating a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fair.
Lexington and Cambridge, Mass.: Updating the Waltham Boys &
Girls Club by painting, enhancing learning spaces, and landscaping.
Holden, Mass.: Performing fall clean-up inside and outside of
Abby’s House, a local women and children's shelter.
Washington, D.C.: Partnering with Food & Friends to prepare and
deliver meals to individuals living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other
Bogart, Ga.: Painting games on the playground, rehabilitating
picnic tables and a play structure, and redesigning a children's play
area in the Athens Area Homeless Shelter.
Miami, Fla.: Joining the Junior Achievement of South Florida to
guide and support students through a "Finance Park" activity that will
teach them financial literacy and prepare them for the real world.
Vaughan, Ontario: Decorating a children’s playroom, painting,
and filling the freezer with baked goods for Yellow Brick House, an
organization providing emergency shelter and outreach services for
women and children who have experienced violence and abuse.
Mexico City, Mexico: Partnering with Siembra una Esperanza para
México to help students struggling with poverty by providing shoes,
meals, and mentorship.
Zurich, Switzerland: Maintaining and beautifying the Allmend
Stettbach park, a 12-acre habitat for plants and animals.
Uxbridge, UK: Preparing and cooking meals for families to enjoy
following a day at the hospital at the Ronald McDonald House Tooting.
A separate project will also include clearing out and revitalizing the
nature areas at the Log Cabin, a center dedicated to children with
Paris, France: Facilitating a treasure hunt for children and
young adults with the A.R.E.S.S.I.F.
Madrid, Spain: Conducting virtual reality workshops and
activities for people with disabilities in partnership with
Barcelona, Spain: Joining APMANS to provide a fun day of
activities for individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental
Milan, Italy: Setting up booths to sell books and raise funds
on behalf of ONLUS.
Dublin, Ireland: Redesigning the garden at Daughters of
Charity, St. Joseph’s Centre by weeding, moving compost, planting, and
covering planting areas with gravel.
Athlone, Ireland: Helping to transform St. Hilda's Day Service,
an adult training Center for people with mild, moderate and severe
intellectual disabilities, by removing old clutter, installing new
furniture, and providing fresh coats of paint.
Belgium and The Netherlands: Teaming up with VWC Nijmegen to
develop a volunteer project that will improve their environment and
Prague, Czech Republic: Partnering with Palata to spend time
reading books and gardening with seniors and visually impaired
Shanghai, China: Joining the Stepping Stones China and visiting
a children’s home to teach them English and coordinate fun activities.
Tokyo, Japan: Helping local residents who were affected by the
Tsunami, cleaning, gardening and hosting a petting zoo for residents
of a nursing home and infants' home in Tokyo.
Mumbai, India: Engaging with lesser-privileged children from
VIDYA & Seva Sahayog, imparting life skills that are important for
their day-to-day activities, and interacting with them on different
aspects that can shape their future.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Helping individuals with special
needs at Al Noor Training Center.
Moscow, Russia: Joining the Hospice Charity Fund “Vera” to
improve gardens and make preparations for winter at a local hospice
Istanbul, Turkey: Partnering with the Turkish Foundation for
Children in Need of Protection to coordinate fun and educational
activities for children. Volunteers will also provide meals, shoes,
and books for children in need.
Sao Paolo, Brazil: Visiting Casa de Apoio Vida Divina to paint,
interact with the host children with cancer, run gardening workshops
for mothers, and prepare snacks for all.
Bogota, Colombia: Joining the Fundación Despertar Juvenil to
plan and attend a trip to a petting zoo for children who have
experienced trauma, are suffering from malnourishment, or have
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Working with Fundación Margarita
Barrientos – Comedor los Piletones to read and provide meals to local
children in need.
Frenchs Forest, Australia: Joining Autism Spectrum Australia to
visit a school for autistic children to improve the outdoor playground.
Alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and
delivering life-transforming therapies for patients with devastating and
rare disorders. Alexion is the global leader in complement inhibition
and has developed and commercializes the first and only approved
complement inhibitor to treat patients with paroxysmal nocturnal
hemoglobinuria (PNH) and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), two
life-threatening ultra-rare disorders. In addition, Alexion’s metabolic
franchise includes two highly innovative enzyme replacement therapies
for patients with life-threatening and ultra-rare disorders,
hypophosphatasia (HPP) and lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D).
Alexion is advancing the most robust rare disease pipeline in the
biotech industry with highly innovative product candidates in multiple
therapeutic areas. This press release and further information about
Alexion can be found at: www.alexion.com.
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Last updated on: 23/09/2016