United Therapeutics donates books, $30,000 to Book Harvest
National Children’s Book Week is November 8-14
November, 2021, RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — United Therapeutics, a public benefit corporation with a purpose to provide a brighter future for patients, co-headquartered in Research Triangle Park, recently announced the donation of $30,000 to Book Harvest. The donation will support young readers in Durham. In addition, the company will donate $1,000 toward the purchase of age-appropriate books in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
A check presentation and companywide children’s book drive took place on November 10, 2021 at the United Therapeutics Daycare Center in Research Triangle Park. Representatives from Book Harvest, United Therapeutics, and the UT Daycare Center were in attendance.
“In the spring of 2021, as we at Book Harvest were striving to help Durham’s children and families recover from the trauma and learning disruptions of COVID, we designed a new program to place Book Harvest Book Boxes stocked with high quality children’s books in neighborhoods where book access was a challenge. When United Therapeutics stepped up with a leadership grant to enable the creation and first two years of three of these Book Boxes, we knew we had 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.” said Ginger Young, founder of Book Harvest.
National Children’s Book Week is November 8-14.
“United Therapeutics is pleased to support this initiative to encourage the love of reading from an early age,” said Ravi Patel, R.Ph., Pharm. D., United Therapeutics’ Senior Vice President of Global Product Safety and Pharmacovigilance. “Giving back is part of who we are. We have always been committed to strengthening the communities in which we live and work. The STEM books we are donating are especially important to us and this enterprise.”
About Book Harvest
Book Harvest provides an abundance of books and ongoing literacy support to families and their children starting at birth and serves as a model for communities committed to ensuring that children are lifelong readers and learners. Our vision is of a world in which reading, learning, and access to information are considered rights, not privileges so that all children thrive. Since its founding in 2011, Book Harvest has provided more than 1.6 million books to children in North Carolina. Learn more by visiting bookharvest.org or by calling 252.497.BOOK.
United Therapeutics: Enabling Inspiration
We build on the strength of our research and development expertise and a distinctive, entrepreneurial culture that encourages diversity, innovation, creativity, sustainability, and, simply, fun. Since inception, our mission has been to find a cure for pulmonary arterial hypertension and other life-threatening diseases. Toward this goal we have successfully gained FDA approval for five medicines, we are always conducting new clinical trials, and we are working to create an unlimited supply of manufactured organs for transplantation.
We are the first publicly-traded biotech or pharmaceutical company to take the form of a public benefit corporation (PBC). Our public benefit purpose is to provide a brighter future for patients through (a) the development of novel pharmaceutical therapies; and (b) technologies that expand the availability of transplantable organs. At the same time, we seek to provide our shareholders with superior financial performance and our communities with earth-sensitive energy utilization.
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Book Harvest Communications Manager