Takeda's fifth annual fundraiser benefits local nonprofits

DEERFIELD - For the fifth consecutive year, Takeda Pharmaceutical gathered at the company's U.S. headquarters in Deerfield to raise money for local nonprofit organizations in health, science education and community vitality as part of the company's annual Takeda Cares Day.

To celebrate the event's five-year milestone, the company expanded Takeda Cares Day to 50 additional locations across the U.S., extending impact to communities nationwide. Additionally, more than 767 employees participated in the 5K run/walk at the Deerfield campus.

Takeda will donate $100 to local nonprofits on behalf of each participant.

In honor of the company's commitment to science education, it will also provide funding to eight local schools. Funds will support science curriculum. In total, Takeda will gift Chicago nonprofit and education recipients more than $250,000.

"Takeda Cares Day exemplifies our company's commitment to philanthropy and service," said Ramona Sequeira, president of Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. "We are glad to celebrate and support Takeda employees as we work together to endeavor to make a positive impact in our communities and improve the lives of others."

This year's nonprofit recipients include Providing Advocacy, Dignity and Shelter (PADS) Lake County, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago, and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lake County.

Nonprofits that have previously received donations from Takeda Cares Day include Community Health, Chicago Family Health Center and United Way Lake County. Through the donations that these groups have received, they have funded numerous community programs including medical education and after school programs. Takeda's relationships with society are an integral part of our business.

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