Sunovion Launches Second Annual Community Service Day to Give Back to
Greater Boston Communities and Support Causes Nationwide
More Than 350 Sunovion Employees Will Contribute Over 2,500 Hours of Community
Service to Boston-area Charities
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. -- October 4, 2013
Marlborough, Mass.-based Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. today launched its
second annual national community service initiative, Sunovion Hands On!, which
is mobilizing Sunovion employees across the United States to give back to
their communities. Through this program, which extends through November 15,
Sunovion will help revitalize and repair community spaces, support animal
rescue initiatives and provide assistance for organizations supporting
children, families and veterans in need.
As part of the initiative, Sunovion employees based in Marlborough are
contributing their time and efforts to benefit 14 nonprofit organizations
located throughout the Greater Boston area, including several Boys & Girls
Club Clubhouses, environmental sites, food pantries, homeless shelters and
public schools in need of volunteer services. Sunovion will also assemble and
donate 1,200 overnight bags to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans,
providing basic personal care items for displaced veterans.
“In addition to supporting national advocacy organizations committed to
improving the lives of patients within the therapeutic areas we serve, we
believe it is also important to support initiatives focused on education, the
environment, veterans services, economic need and other causes that matter
most to our local communities,” said Hiroshi Nomura, Vice Chair, Executive
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
“We have a commitment to the communities where our employees live and work and
we are pleased to support the organizations that serve our community.”
Sunovion employees in Fort Lee, N.J. and field teams across the United States
are also participating in the community service initiative by engaging in
volunteer activities to serve the unique needs of their local communities.
About Sunovion Hands On!
Sunovion is committed to making positive contributions to communities across
the country where the Company has an active presence. Through the Sunovion
Hands On! community service initiative, employee volunteers are helping to
give back to their local communities where they live and work. In its second
year, nearly 80 percent of Sunovion’s 1,600 employees nationwide will
participate in the program.
Select Nonprofits Served through Sunovion Hands On! in 2013:
*Boys & Girls Club of MetroWest (Marlborough, MA)
*Boys & Girls Club of Worcester (Worcester, MA)
*Cradles to Crayons (Brighton, MA)
*Employment Options (Marlborough, MA)
*Fuller Middle School (Framingham, MA)
*Leahy School (Lawrence, MA)
*Learning Center for the Deaf (Framingham, MA)
*Marlborough Public Schools Early Childhood Center (Marlborough, MA)
*Mass Audubon: Broad Meadow Brook (Worcester, MA)
*MSPCA: Animal Care and Adoption Center at Nevins Farm (Methuen, MA)
*New England Center for Homeless Veterans (Boston, MA)
*Room to Grow (Boston, MA)
*Rosie’s Place (Boston, MA)
*The Wish Project (Lowell, MA)
About Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Sunovion)
Sunovion is a leading pharmaceutical company dedicated to discovering,
developing and commercializing therapeutic products that advance the science
of medicine in the Psychiatry & Neurology and Respiratory disease areas and
improve the lives of patients and their families. Sunovion, an indirect,
wholly-owned subsidiary of Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd., is
headquartered in Marlborough, Mass. More information about Sunovion
Pharmaceuticals Inc. is available at www.sunovion.com.
About Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd. (DSP)
DSP is a top-ten listed pharmaceutical company in Japan with a diverse
portfolio of pharmaceutical, animal health and food and specialty products.
DSP aims to produce innovative pharmaceutical products in the Psychiatry &
Neurology areaand the Oncology area, which have been designated as the focus
therapeutic areas. DSP is based on the merger in 2005 between Dainippon
Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., and Sumitomo Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. Today, DSP
has more than 7,000 employees worldwide. Additional information about DSP is
available through its corporate website at www.ds-pharma.com.
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Patricia Moriarty, 508-787-4279
Senior Director, Corporate Communications
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