These heartfelt stories are equally inspiring and humbling, and are a keystone of our company culture, especially during our annual Global Patient Week celebrated each September.
Inspiring because these stories motivate each of us to work harder, reinforcing that what we do has the power to transform lives through science. Humbling because for all the patients we have the privilege of supporting and serving, there are still so many more who are waiting, whose medical needs have not yet been met.
Patients including Winter, Regina, Ryan and Nicole are among those who come to mind.
Because there is more to do
As we gear up to hold our seventh annual Global Patient Week next week, I am looking forward to hearing from patients and understanding how we can better serve them through our innovation and advocacy. While our commitment to serving our patients is unwavering, our work continues to evolve to ensure we can continue to have an impact on our patients, their families, and the communities we serve for years to come.
Because we know that our vision is realized only when our medicines can be accessed by all patients, we remain particularly focused on the patients who are on the margins of healthcare and access because of inequality across healthcare systems, the communities in which they live or because of race, ethnicity or gender.
Though there is always so much to celebrate during Global Patient Week, the week also reminds us that there is more to do. So, what does it mean to show up for patients as we observe our seventh annual Global Patient Week?