At Eisai, human health care (hhc) is our goal. We give our first thoughts to patients and their families, and to helping increase the benefits health care provides. Our passionate commitment to patient care is the driving force behind our efforts to discover and develop innovative therapies that help address unmet medical needs.
Below are examples of initiatives that Eisai employees participate in, that contribute to communities and embody Eisai's hhc mission.
Knowing that CancerCare lacked the space and resources to hold a Holiday Party, Eisai’s Corporate Advocacy and Oncology Marketing teams coordinated and held the event for 200 patients and their families at Eisai’s headquarters in Woodcliff Lake, NJ.
Approximately 60 Eisai staff volunteered for the event, in which they helped attendees make holiday scarfs, picture frames, gingerbread houses, as well as assisted children with a number of arts and crafts. Various pampering sessions designed to relax attendees were offered through the efforts of Shiseido Cosmetics. Eisai staff also secured donations from Flik for beverages and a local DJ to emcee the evening events.
The event provided a great opportunity for socialization between Eisai staff and patients and their families. Eisai was also able to share information about the Magnolia Meals at Home® program with patients during the Holiday party.
On March 22, Eisai employees will be walking together in the Epilepsy Foundation’s 8th Annual National Walk for Epilepsy in Washington D.C. Eisai is a sponsor of the Walk, which is a family-oriented event to raise awareness and funds to continue the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy.
Visitors will have the opportunity to meet and greet Jeremy Dulebohn, training director at the service dog organization 4 Paws for Ability (4 Paws) at Eisai's event booth during the Walk. A local family and their seizure assistance dog will also be at the booth to discuss the impact animal assistance has had on their lives.
As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to epilepsy care, this year Eisai is spearheading a unique collaboration with 4 Paws and the Epilepsy Foundation to bring attention to the many benefits that animals can provide those living with epilepsy. The collaboration among the partners aims to support the training and placement of service dogs, through 4 Paws, to children with seizure disorders.
Eisai is proud to sponsor Teens 4 Pink, a program developed by Sisters Network® Inc. that aims to educate and empower African American teens to take a proactive role in their family’s breast health. By tapping into the energy and tenacity of teens, the program seeks to help create sustainable change across the African American community, one family at a time.
The program is being piloted in Houston, TX and Memphis, TN, two cities where African American women with breast cancer face some of the highest mortality rates in the country.1 Through participation in the program, teens are provided with the knowledge and tools they need to start a dialogue with their loved ones about breast cancer, driving the importance of early detection and urging annual check-ups and mammograms.
For more information, visit www.Teens4Pink.org.
Teens 4 Pink is a trademark of Sisters Network Inc.
Teens 4 Pink is sponsored by Eisai Inc.
1 Whitman S, Orsi J, Hurlbert M. The racial disparity in breast cancer mortality in the 25 largest cities in the United States. Cancer Epidemiology. 2012; doi:10.1016/j.canep.2011.10.012
Eisai was the corporate sponsor of the Donna Health and Fitness Expo associated with the 26.2 with Donna marathon held in Jacksonville, Florida in February, which donates all proceeds to breast cancer research and to help underserved women battling the disease. Approximately 27 Eisai employees assisted at the two-day expo event, while 13 competed in the marathon, half marathon and team marathon races the following day.
Magnolia was developed out of Eisai's hhc mission and is designed to give women living with cancer a way to address their challenges, while offering Eisai an opportunity to gain a first-hand understanding of how cancer has impacted their lives.
Eisai has teamed up with CancerCare, Cancer Support Community, and the Meals On Wheels Association of America to offer its initial program, Magnolia Meals at Home, a meal delivery service that provides free nutritious meals to patients living with breast cancer and their families. The program seeks to help ease the stress of preparing meals, allowing cancer patients to enjoy shared moments with family and loved ones.
For more information please visit www.magnoliamealsathome.com.
Magnolia® and Magnolia Meals at Home® are trademarks of Eisai Inc. CancerCare is a registered trademark of CancerCare Inc. The Cancer Support Community logo is a registered service mark of Cancer Support Community. The We Are Meals on Wheels logo is a trademark of the Meals on Wheels Association of America, Inc. and is used with permission.
At Eisai, human health care is our goal. We give our first thoughts to patients and their families, and to helping increase the benefits healthcare provides. Our passionate commitment to patient care is the driving force behind our efforts to discover and develop innovative therapies that help address unmet medical needs. At Eisai, as part of our hhc mission, we collaborate and consult with many stakeholders, including professional, medical, scientific, patient and civic organizations that represent the interests of patients and healthcare providers. This enables us to expand our perspectives and reach in support of our hhc mission. We aim to make a positive contribution to our communities through sponsorships, partnerships, charitable donations and other initiatives that help to make a difference.
Listed below are organizations that we are proud to have supported this year*:
*Represents organizations that have received funding in amounts of $25,000 or more on an annual basis.