Takeda raises more than $59,000 to benefit local community organizations
Deerfield, ILL. – October 5, 2012 – More than $59,000 was donated to Chicagoland community organizations today thanks to Takeda Cares Day. Held in Deerfield, the employee-driven event benefitted Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago, Chicago Family Health Center and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children in Lake County.
“Takeda Cares Day is a day to showcase our philanthropic spirit and celebrate our employees – many of whom have limited time due to work and family obligations – giving them a meaningful and fun way to contribute to building a stronger and healthier community without leaving the Deerfield campus,” said Doug Cole, president of Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. Inc.
Sparked by their desire to find a way to promote camaraderie throughout the office and make a meaningful contribution to their community, more than 590 employees participated in a 5k run/walk and field games at the company’s Deerfield campus. For every employee who participated, Takeda donated $100 to one of three community organizations pre-selected by the participating employees.
About Takeda in the Chicagoland Area
As a science and evidence-based company with a strong presence in Deerfield, Ill., Takeda is committed to contributing to the health of patients worldwide and supporting the community and the environment. Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. and Takeda Global Research & Development Center, Inc. are subsidiaries of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan. The respective companies currently market metabolic, gout, gastroenterology, renal, and central nervous system treatments and seek to bring innovative products to patients. To learn more about these Takeda companies, visit www.takeda.us.