Community Involvement

Community Involvement

Our core values guide how we engage with everyone from our patients to our colleagues to the communities we share.

  • Caring
  • Meaningful Innovation
  • High Performance
  • Global Collaboration
  • Diversity
  • Winning Spirit
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    Community outreach

    See some examples of our recent community outreach and health awareness initiatives in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
    Our Belgian employees are regular supporters of Chain of Hope, a charity that works to support access to quality healthcare for all children. The team frequently supports fundraising efforts like the Brussels 20K.
    In aid of:
    Chain of Hope
    Runners from Boston Scientific in Germany take part in the Düsseldorf Marathon each year to raise funds for "Regenbogenland", a children’s hospice charity that is a home for children who have a reduced life expectancy due to an incurable disease or a severe disability. This institution wants to help families to spend together with their child the time that is left in the best and positive way as possible.
    Boston Scientific employees in the Czech Republic support Beauty of Help, a local charity dedicated to providing elderly people in the community with a better quality of life. Through activities like spending time walking with elderly clients, our employees help senior citizens to have local experiences that may not have been possible independently.
    Boston Scientific launched an Earthquake Appeal to support the town of Treia, in Italy, which was devastated by an earthquake back in 2016. The funds raised through the appeal secured a new school for the town’s children.
    In aid of:
    Rete del dono

    Focusing on health issues

    We work hand in hand with patient associations and with other partners to raise awareness for some of the world’s largest health challenges, from chronic pain to heart disease.
    Boston Scientific employee Slavi Nestorov climbed Mount Everest on May 19, 2018, to encourage men to talk about their health issues and to raise funds for research into prostate and testicular cancer, conditions which remain taboo for many men despite their prevalence. Read more >>
    Boston Scientific in the UK supports The Urology Foundation with the mission of ‘transforming the lives of people with a urology condition through ground-breaking research, training and education’.
    In aid of:
    The Urology Foundation
    Every year, we support the Movember foundation, a multinational charity that aims to raise awareness for men's health issues by raising funds for prostate and pancreatic cancer research.
    In aid of:
    Movember Foundation
    Our Italian Neuromodulation team supports a local patient organisation, the Institute of Education and Research in Algological Sciences, ISAL Foundation, for the 100th Giro d'ltalia cycling race to promote better knowledge of chronic pain and the most advanced medical technologies to treat it. Together with ISAL, we are committed to defeating chronic pain.
    Boston Scientific employees in Spain have a close partnership with Menudos Corazones, a charity which aims to raise funds for children with congenital heart problems and their families. Recent activities include participation in the Vuelta a Ibiza in the Mountain Bike Ride.
    In aid of:
    Menudos Corazones
    Every year in February, we celebrate the "Wear Red Day" by highlighting the importance of heart health in women, often underestimated. Cardiovascular disease represents indeed one of the biggest killer of women across Europe.
    In aid of:
    Wear Red Day
    More than two million people in the Netherlands suffer from abdominal problems, and colon cancer claims 14 lives a day in the country. Boston Scientific supports the Dutch Digestive Diseases Foundation which is the driving force in the Netherlands helping people to achieve a healthy digestive system.
    In aid of:
    Maag Lever Darm Stichting
    In addition, some Spanish bikers joined up with FSEED, the Spanish Digestive Endoscopy Foundation, to raise money to overcome illnesses, including cancer.

    Supporting Patient Associations across Europe

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