GSK Supports a Healthy and Happy Triangle with $400,000

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GSK Supports a Healthy and Happy Triangle with $400,000

GSK IMPACT Award winners build healthy communities by addressing care of elders, homelessness, education and other pressing issues

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Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 9:30am

CAMPAIGN: Building Healthy Communities

CONTENT: Press Release

November 17, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- GSK [LSE/NYSE: GSK] and Triangle Community Foundation today announced the GSK IMPACT Award Winners for the Triangle region. Ten local nonprofits were awarded $40,000 each in recognition of their outstanding contributions to a healthier Triangle region.

“This program shines a light on outstanding nonprofits in our local communities that build the foundation for healthy lives,” said Jack Bailey, President, US Pharmaceuticals, GSK.  “The GSK IMPACT Award winners are delivering innovative solutions to real health challenges faced by our neighbors across the Triangle region, and we are proud to support their inspiring work.”

The winners are:

The GSK IMPACT Awards are one of several programs GSK offers as part of a commitment to building healthier communities across the US. The winners were selected by a panel of local and national community leaders through a competitive process. The nonprofits needed to demonstrate innovative and sustainable approaches to addressing at least one of the following health factors and measures: 1) Diet and exercise, 2) Education, 3) Housing and transit, 4) Employment, 5) Family and social support, and 6) Community safety.

In the Triangle Region (Chatham, Durham, Orange and Wake counties), the GSK IMPACT Awards are presented in partnership with Triangle Community Foundation (@TriComFdn).

“The $40,000 GSK IMPACT awards give these innovative organizations the opportunity to increase their reach and provide even better services for the community,” said Lori O’Keefe, president and CEO, Triangle Community Foundation.

The History of GSK IMPACT Awards:

  • For 20 years, GSK has honored outstanding nonprofit programs that are improving access to health in and around our US corporate campuses in RTP, North Carolina and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with GSK IMPACT Awards.
  • To date, exemplary US-based nonprofits have been honored with more than $9 million in GSK IMPACT Awards. Over the past eight years, $2.7 million has been awarded to 66 local nonprofit organizations in the Triangle region.

About GSK:
GSK – one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies – is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. For company information visit: http://www.gsk.com.

About Triangle Community Foundation:
For over 30 years, Triangle Community Foundation has enhanced the lives of all its residents by connecting donors to causes they care about, providing funding for nonprofits, and serving as a resource for local issues in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Each year, the Foundation grants over $15 million back into the community, partnering with donors and nonprofits to make a difference, now and for the future. To learn more about how you can get involved, visit www.trianglecf.org or connect with the Foundation at www.facebook.com/trianglecf or http://twitter.com/TriComFdn.

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For more information:

GSK Inquiries:  
Marti Skold-Jordan
919-328-0507
Marti.x.Skold-Jordan@gsk.com

Triangle Community Foundation Inquiries:
Greg Behr
919-272-5621
gebehr@gmail.com

Billy Warden
919-412-0630
billy.warden@gmail.com

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CAMPAIGN: Building Healthy Communities

CONTENT: Press Release