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Triangle Business Journal By Paul Rea and Peter Werbicki Nov 26, 2021, 6:00am EST

Biotech firm donates to Book Harvest

United Therapeutics (Nasdaq: UTHR), a leading biotech company with co-headquarters in Research Triangle Park, has donated $30,000 to Book Harvest to support young readers in Durham’s underserved communities.

The company also will donate $1,000 toward the purchase of age-appropriate STEM books.

Founder Ginger Young said that in the spring, Book Harvest designed a new program to provide children’s books in neighborhoods where access was a challenge to “help Durham’s children and families recover from the trauma and learning disruptions of Covid.”

She described United Therapeutics as “a true partner who understood our vision that – regardless of family income – every child could grow up in a home that is rich with books.”

“United Therapeutics is pleased to support this initiative to encourage the love of reading from an early age,” said Ravi Patel, senior vice president at United Therapeutics. “Giving back is part of who we are.”

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