AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, LP
AstraZeneca and the American Cancer Society have had enjoyed a long relationship based on a spirit of collaboration and mutual respect. AstraZeneca embodies the meaning of a true partner in the fight to save more lives and has been integral to the success of many initiatives with the Society.
After years of individual gifts and employee involvement in the Daffodil Days®, Relay For Life® and Coaches Vs. Cancer® programs – among others, in 2006 AstraZeneca pledged $10 million to accelerate the development of at least 50 new American Cancer Society Patient Navigator Program sites over five years in communities throughout the United States. This collaboration enabled the Society to extend its reach of programs and services to help even more people with cancer get well.
AstraZeneca has also provided financial support to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge® facilities in Boston, Massachusetts, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, so that cancer patients have a free place to stay when they need treatment away from home. Not only did the company provide the seed money for these two locations, but they have also given additional grants to allow the homes away from home to go green. In addition, AstraZeneca employees have spent countless hours at the facilities, volunteering for birthday parties, preparing meals, and creating unique events that help make them seem even more like home.
AstraZeneca has also been an integral partner in helping to provide outreach to the underserved and Medicaid populations through diversity conferences and committees.