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As a leading enterprise in the Biotech Industry, TTY Biopharm has been actively participating in several social welfare activities for many years. The company not only gets many benefits form the society but also makes major contributions back to Taiwan society. It encouraged its employees to personally participate in various activities, which are included in "2016 charity year" entitled "Compassion in TTY, Care for Taiwan". Through actual deeds, we can spread love and care; at the same time, we can deliver the concept of contributing back to the society.
Youth Gathering Center of Fushan Tribal community
Xindian service station of TFCF(Taiwan fund for Children and Families) has been providing social resources for the children in remote mountain areas, such as Xindian, Shenkeng, Wulai and Shiding for many years. The family support center has planned the construction of a Youth Gathering Center featuring a restaurant, cultural park area, and farmers’ market to reverse the trend of gradual migration of the younger generation away from communities, prevent deviating behavior on the part of children abandoned by their parents, and create job opportunities for youngsters in their communities.
However, the capabilities of local residents are limited. After they learned of these plans, TTY employees formed a volunteer team to assist in the construction of the center. Local makino bamboo and slate available in abundance in this area have been utilized as building materials for the construction of the Youth Gathering Center deep in the Wulai mountains in cooperation with young members of the Fushan tribal community under guidance by the TFCF.
Nangang Software Park “Blessed Enterprise” Fair
Super Typhoon Nepartak wreaked serious havoc in Taitung and destroyed numerous facilities of Taitung St. Mary’s Hospital which desperately needs external assistance. TTY Biopharm therefore utilized the 2016 Nangang Software Park Fair “Spread Love Second-Hand Charity Sale” to assist in the sale of 60 “Blessing Cakes” baked by nuns in Taitung, hanging tissue cases handmade by single mothers suffering from cancer, and high-quality second-hand items donated by TTY colleagues. All proceeds from the sale were donated to the Taitung St. Mary’s Hospital to aid in the reconstruction efforts.
Down Syndrome Angels
We have hired people with Down's syndrome from a Down Syndrome Foundation R.O.C. to carry out the cleaning of specific office areas with the goal of enabling people with this rare disease to live a full life in dignity, master a professional skill, and become fully integrated in society. This also gives our employees an opportunity to gain a better understanding of this genetic disorder and learn how to interact with Down Syndrome sufferers. A simple smile and greeting fills them with joy and confidence.
※Down syndrome is caused by a random error in cell division that results in the presence of a third copy of chromosome 21.
In view of the rising number of cancer patients in Taiwan, TTY views it as its mission as a member of the pharmaceutical industry to constantly invest resources in the research and development of new anti-cancer drugs, make donations to families with cancer patients, and share cancer-related information online. The company also organizes free health education activities in cooperation with cancer related organizations to provide teenagers and children with a correct understanding of cancer and make contributions to cancer prevention.
Cancer Prevention Education for Junior High School Students
Data released by the Ministry of Health and Welfare (formerly Department of Health) on April 11, 2007 indicates that over 60,000 local citizens were diagnosed with cancer in 2004 and 2005. Every 7 minutes and 38 seconds one Taiwanese citizen suffers from cancer. Oral cavity cancer in men has seen the largest increase at 17% and has turned into one of the major causes of death of middle-aged males.
Since 2005, TTY Oncology Business Unit (TOT) organized a series of health education activities for junior high school students in cooperation with health bureaus of all counties and cities, cancer foundations, and local medical institutions. Cancer prevention education activities are organized in junior high schools all over Taiwan on an annual basis.
By the end of 2016, a total of 300 such education activities had been organized.
The goal of this activity series is to educate junior high students on correct concepts and methods for cancer prevention and a healthy lifestyle. The acquired knowledge enables these students to play the role of a facilitator to broadcast accurate concepts and knowledge of cancer prevention and healthy lifestyles to their whole families.These activities aim to enlist medical practitioners such as physicians and registered nurses as volunteers who dedicate their professional expertise to share accurate concepts of cancer causes and local care. Cancer prevention and healthy lifestyle concepts are formed starting from young generation.
At the same time, we also organize learning camps for patients who undergo or have just completed cancer treatment on a non-scheduled basis to help patients endure the discomfort of treatment and the disease itself and provide family members with an accurate understanding of the disease. This enables them to battle cancer together with their loved ones.
Health Promotion Program for elementary school students in remote areas
In recent years, TTY Biopharm employees have been taking turns in organizing anti-cancer and health education activities on elementary school campuses on Green Island in the Taitung area. Health competitions designed by the volunteers provide the children with an accurate understanding of cancer risk factors and help them prevent cancer from a very young age. In 2016, this activity which consisted of 15 education sessions in Luanshan Elementary School, Taitung, Gongguan Elementary School, Green Island, and Green Island Elementary School was organized for the fifth consecutive year. The activity was very positively received by all children and was fully supported by all teachers. Despite the fact that these activities only represent tiny contributions, we are fully committed and derive joy from them. We strive to share what we have with those in need in a determined effort to perpetuate these cancer prevention activities.
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Scholarships for children of cancer patients
More and more young generation suffer from cancer. When cancer patients are the main economic support of their families and their children are mostly still minors, the additional expenditures for treatment of the disease often turn into a burden for the whole family and thereby affect the life quality and study expenditures of the children. To alleviate the economic burden of these families and allow their children to focus on their studies and grow up healthily, TTY Biopharm has acted as a sponsor for the Hope Foundation for Cancer Care since 2010 and offers scholarships and grants of NT$ 20,000 per student to make a contribution to the study expenditures of children of cancer patients. In 2016, a total of 30 university and college students received financial support.
At the same time, the company also sponsors the Seeds of Hope Camp organized by the Hope Foundation for Cancer Care. Children of cancer patients seldom have the opportunity to share the journey of their hearts with others in their daily lives. In these camps, they are exposed to other participants who have similar experiences. Under direction by the team leaders, the participating children are able to discuss their mental and physical challenges and family changes during the course of their parent’s disease in a detailed manner. At the same time, they receive the support and encouragement of other members of their teams. These sharing activities help children deal with the fact that their father or mother has cancer. They also help alleviate the pressure of having to accompany their parent in the battle against cancer and give children direction in their efforts in life. Total financial contributions to the Hope Foundation for Cancer Care amount to NT$ 1 million.
Under the leadership of an outstanding and professional management team, TTY Biopharm strives to improve the quality of life of the human race with technology and to become the leader in Taiwan's biotechnology industry. We firmly
believe that a corporation should fulfill its social responsibility and avoid damaging the long-term value of the corporation, the nation, and even the earth for the sake of short-term profit. The corporation should uphold the creed of sustainable development
whether in terms of the economy, society, or the environment so that it can create eternal value for the corporation.