Support for a Facility for the Disabled in Fukushima Prefecture and Children in Malawi
Between June 11-15, the Chugai Group collected donations for and participated in Roche Children’s Walk 2018, a global charity event carried out by Roche.
This marks the 15th time the event was held since the first AIDS Walk in 2003, with 153 Roche Group sites participating around the world.
The fund-raising effort resulted in donations from 2,456 Chugai employees totaling ¥1,190,000. These funds were matched by the Company with a gift in the same amount, for a total of ¥2,380,000. Half of the funds are going to be donated through Roche to assist orphaned children in countries such as the Republic of Malawi in Africa. The remaining half was donated on the recommendation of the Association for Aid and Relief, Japan, an NPO, to the NPO “Chovora.”*
- * The NPO “Chovora” (Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture)
“Chovora” supports volunteer-based activities aimed at allowing people living in and around Iwaki, primarily children, the disabled and the elderly, to participate proactively in society and enjoy active lives. The organization’s goal is to make a broad contribution to enhancing social welfare in the community.