Mylan and the Canadian AIDS Society team up in cross-country relay against HIV/AIDS
Mylan, one of the world’s leading generics and specialty pharmaceutical companies, and the Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) today announced a joint initiative, The Mylan Relay for Hope, to raise funds and awareness for Canadians and people worldwide who are living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS. Beginning in April 2015 in St. John’s, Newfoundland and ending in October 2015 in Hope, British Columbia, a team of runners will travel across Canada covering a total distance of 7,750 km. The runners will carry select panels of the ‘Canadian AIDS Memorial Quilt,’ a grassroots project started in the 1980s as part of ‘The Names Project’ to honour loved ones who have died from AIDS.
“The Mylan Relay for Hope is one of those rare campaigns that has unlimited potential,” said Jean-Claude Torchia, co-founder and president of Torchia Communications. “It’s a win-win for all parties involved and we’re very proud to play a part in it.”
Proceeds from the Mylan Relay for Hope campaign will fund programs and charities that provide support, care, treatment and prevention programs in the area of HIV/AIDS; and to educate Canadians on the disease.
Canadians have not benefited from a broad-based awareness campaign related to HIV/AIDS in more than a decade.
Visit relayforhope.ca for more information.