Bayer HealthCare recently awarded a $100,000 grant to the National Hemophilia Foundation’s (NHF) National Youth Leadership Institute (NYL). The institute was established in 2004 to foster the development of the next generation of leaders within the bleeding disorders community and to help NHF chapters/associations across the country build strong youth programs locally.
“Bayer is committed to supporting programs that focus on encouraging and developing young adults to become active leaders in the bleeding disorders community,” said Terry Tenbrunsel, vice president of sales and marketing at Bayer HealthCare. “We are pleased to support the NHF and this important program as we drive toward our common goal of improving the lives of people living with hemophilia.”
NHF’s NYLI program provides leadership training for its Youth Leaders, who are 18-25 years old, and programming for teens and kids at its Annual Meeting. As youth are brought up through the program they learn leadership skills, problem-solving techniques and team-building tools that can be applied to projects in their local communities.
“We are grateful to receive this generous grant from Bayer HealthCare,” said Dr. Alan Kinniburgh, NHF CEO. “This contribution will help fund our National Youth Leadership Institute and will encourage and equip young adults to be active leaders in the bleeding disorders community.”
The announcement was made in a press release from Bayer HealthCare, which was posted on nearly two dozen Web sites, including CBS MarketWatch, CNN Money, Nasdaq.com, Reuters and USA Today-Money.
Source: Bayer Healthcare news release dated February 27, 2007