Navigation Links
Lilly Employees from Nearly 50 Nations Participate in Company's First-Ever Global Day of Service
Date:5/14/2008

INDIANAPOLIS, May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Thousands of Eli Lilly and Company employees in nearly 50 nations are rolling up their sleeves today to help address local community needs in celebration of Lilly's first-ever Global Day of Service, possibly the largest corporate volunteer initiative to ever take place on one day.

Beginning at sunrise in New Zealand, Lilly employees from Algeria to Venezuela will be donating time and energy to improve the health and well-being of communities around the world. In Turkey, employees are planting trees to assist with reforestation efforts. In China, employees will walk the Great Wall to raise funds to fight multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. And in Indianapolis, Lilly's headquarters, the company has partnered with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and more than 50 local community organizations to participate in a massive one-day city makeover.

More than 8,400 Indianapolis-area employees are participating in 60 beautification projects, which include:
-- painting more than a half-mile of outdoor murals, including a

1,230-foot long wall that may create a new Guinness Book of World

Record for the largest paint-by-number mural

-- planting 2,000 trees and 6,000 other plantings

-- enhancing 16 medians

-- removing 24 acres of invasive plants from public areas

-- building Habitat for Humanity house frames for three homes

-- working with 19 local schools (mostly IPS), Boy Scouts of Greater

Indianapolis, Indy Parks and United Way of Central Indiana on other

projects benefiting our central Indiana community

"I can think of no better way to celebrate Lilly's 132nd year in business than this Global Day of Service," said Lilly CEO and President John Lechleiter. "We are dedicated to developing breakthrough products that improve the lives of patients. However, we know that the health of people and, more broadly, of communities, is about more than just medicine. That is why Lilly is committed to collaborative efforts -- like the Day of Service -- that go beyond medicine to strengthen the fabric of our communities and help the patients we serve."

Lilly's Global Day of Service will serve as the signature event for the company's "Hands and Hearts" program, which was launched in 2007 to enhance and encourage employee involvement with nonprofit organizations. In 2007, Lilly's philanthropic contributions totaled about $315 million, including about $240 million in products for patient assistance programs and international humanitarian causes. Lilly's total 2007 giving represents about 6 percent of its adjusted income before taxes and has positioned Lilly once again as one of the most charitable companies in the world.

More information about the Lilly Global Day of Service, including project descriptions and photos, is available online at http://www.lillymedia.com/lillyglobaldayofservice .

About Lilly

Lilly, a leading innovation-driven corporation, is developing a growing portfolio of first-in-class and best-in-class pharmaceutical products by applying the latest research from its own worldwide laboratories and from collaborations with eminent scientific organizations. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Lilly provides answers -- through medicines and information -- for some of the world's most urgent medical needs. Additional information about Lilly is available at http://www.lilly.com .

C-LLY

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20031219/LLYLOGO )


'/>"/>
SOURCE Eli Lilly and Company
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Emisphere Technologies, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company Settle Ongoing Litigation
2. Lilly Declares Fourth-Quarter Dividend
3. Robert Conley, M.D. to Join Lilly; Will assume a neuroscience leadership role as a Distinguished Lilly Scholar
4. Lilly and BioMS Medical Announce Global Licensing and Development Agreement
5. Daiichi Sankyo, Lilly Submit New Drug Application for Investigational Antiplatelet Drug, Prasugrel, with U.S. Food and Drug Administration
6. In response to a New England Journal of Medicine article published yesterday and subsequent media coverage, Eli Lilly and Company issued the following statement:
7. Lilly Announces Termination of AIR Insulin Program
8. HistoRx and Lilly Extend, Expand AQUA(R) Analysis Partnership
9. Pelikan Technologies and Lilly Form Alliance to Promote Diabetes Education
10. Lilly Reports Solid First-Quarter Results
11. Lilly CEO Praises Massachusetts Leadership in Biotech, Urges Policy Prescriptions to Help Ensure States Investment Generates Dividends and Jobs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/27/2016)... ... April 27, 2016 , ... ... its Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Lamka will assist PathSensors in expanding the use ... , PathSensors deploys the CANARY® test platform for the detection of harmful pathogens, ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... MedDay, a biotechnology company focused on ... of Catherine Moukheibir as Chairman of its Board of Directors. ... Jacques Garaud , who contributed to the rapid development of ... Catherine started her career in strategy consulting and investment ... London .  She held C-Suite level roles in some ...
(Date:4/26/2016)... ... ... The European Patent Office (EPO) today announced that U.S. Biophysicist ... Inventor Award 2016 in the category "Non-European countries." The winners of the 11th edition ... on June 9th. , The human capacity to walk with fluidity is the sum ...
(Date:4/26/2016)... , ... April 26, 2016 , ... BioFactura, Inc ... Series A round of financing. Healthy investor interest drove significant oversubscription of the ... generic biologics, known as biosimilars, to the advanced preclinical stages. , Chief Executive Officer ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:3/10/2016)... , March 10, 2016 ... new market research report "Identity and Access Management Market ... Audit, Compliance, and Governance), by Organization Size, by Deployment, ... 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, The market is estimated to ... 12.78 Billion by 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth ...
(Date:3/8/2016)... , March 8, 2016   Valencell , ... today announced it has secured $11M in Series ... Tech, a new venture fund being launched by ... participation from existing investors TDF Ventures and WSJ ... to continue its triple-digit growth and accelerate its ...
(Date:3/2/2016)... March 2, 2016 ... the "Global Biometrics as a Service ... --> http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cmt3hk/global_biometrics ) has ... Biometrics as a Service Market 2016-2020" ... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cmt3hk/global_biometrics ) ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):