BMS for Community began last year as part of the company’s Global Patient Week, an important time when the company pauses to celebrate and honor patients.
This year’s event built on the momentum of the 2020 event, in which participants logged nearly 3 million minutes of movement and donated to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the American Red Cross, who were on the frontlines of COVID-19 relief efforts worldwide.
As Global Patient Week 2021 approached, Bristol Myers Squibb looked to support a global organization that positively impacts communities around the world. Acceptance and inclusion are core values to Bristol Myers Squibb and are the focus of its People and Business Resource Groups (PBRGs), including DAWN, the Differently Abled Workplace Network. Special Olympics, as champions of acceptance and inclusion, echoes many of those core values.
“I was especially excited to be participating with my BMS colleagues around the world to support such a great organization,” said Bristol Myers Squibb employee Renee Randazzo, senior director, R&ED Cross-Portfolio Strategic Integration, who took part in BMS for Community. “On a personal note, I have seen firsthand the positive impact Special Olympics programs have had on my own family.”
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