Alexion Recognizes Rare Disease Day 2016

Alexion joined the worldwide rare disease community in honoring the ninth annual international Rare Disease Day. Rare Disease Day takes place the last day of February each year and is dedicated to raising awareness of rare diseases and their impact on patients and families.

Alexion employees participated in events around the globe to help raise awareness of rare diseases as a critical global health issue requiring ongoing research, public policy, disease education and new treatments.

Alexion also dedicated its brand new global headquarters in New Haven, CT to rare disease patients during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on February 29th.

Today serves as a special milestone for Alexion as we celebrate Rare Disease Day by dedicating our new global headquarters in New Haven to the patients who inspire us every day to work with a sense of urgency to deliver medical breakthroughs where none currently exist,” said David Hallal, Chief Executive Officer of Alexion. “Alexion’s 3,000 employees around the world will participate in activities that demonstrate our commitment to transform lives and create lasting impact for the patients and families we serve today, and the generations that follow."

CEO David Hallal, Leonard Bell, Commissioner Catherine Smith, Mayor Toni Harp, Congresswoman Rosa Delauro, Senator Blumenthal, Senator Murphy, Yale University President Peter Salovey, and CFGNH Will Ginsberg at Alexion's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Rare Disease Day 2016
photo credit: Steve DePino