Novartis employees to do volunteer work for non-profit groups during 15th annual Community Partnership Day

April 12, 2016

"Every year in the spring, our Community Partnership Day provides an opportunity for our employees to express their personal commitment to corporate citizenship. I have seen the impact this effort has had in many countries and I am gratified that we also make an important difference in Canada", said Riad Sherif B., President of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc.

Along with Community Partnership Day, another major part of the Novartis global philanthropy effort is its programs to get medicines for diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, tuberculosis and leprosy to patients who need them. In 2010, these programs helped 85 million patients worldwide, with medicine donations valued at US$1.54 billion.

In Canada, Novartis contributes to a wide range of charities, patient groups and community organization with its Community Investment Program. Along with Community Partnership Day, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada employees are also keen participants each year in the "Run for the Cure" for breast cancer research, including a "Ride for the Cure," a four-day fundraising bicycle journey from Toronto to Montreal.