GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) All year, inspiring people have given back in extraordinary ways to the West Michigan community. Our friends at Perrigo Company have made philanthropy a priority throughout 2014. Here’s a look back at how they’ve been living local and giving local all year long.
The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s premiere event for raising funds to save lives from this country’s number one and number four killers: heart disease and stroke. This year, Team Perrigo stepped out to support a healthy heart and an active lifestyle while raising money for the cause.
Nearly 170 local business and 570 interns attended the first ever Hello West Michigan Intern Connect, which provided an opportunity for interns to network and learn about local businesses and job opportunities. Perrigo interns were in attendance. The event highlights Grand Rapids to help young professionals pursue careers in the area.
Internships with Perrigo Careers offer the potential for students to gain valuable training in the workforce and give back to local community. During Intern Volunteer Day, Perrigo interns came together to help build a new home for a local family in need, through Habitat for Humanity on the Lakeshore. Perrigo interns helped by building houses to provide the community with quality, affordable housing.
Safe Harbor Lifetime Event is an annual event which helps to raise funds for counseling and advocacy services for children affected by sexual and physical abuse. The Perrigo Company provides support to Safe Harbor, and employees serve on the board in support of the cause. Contributions are also made through the Perrigo Foundation.
Team Perrigo also stepped out for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Warriors in pink wearing the Perrigo Foundation ball caps laced up to raise awareness of breast cancer. An estimated 232,000 new cases of breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed this past year, and research shows that breast cancer caused 40,000 deaths among women this past year. Perrigo Company was on hand to support their survivor employees and also families in the West Michigan community who have been affected by the disease.
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