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Hello and welcome to ennTV, I’m Patrick McCrummen with Corporate Contributions.
Recently, the east coast of the United States was greatly affected by the destructive Hurricane
Sandy. Weeks after the storm, thousands of families are living in shelters or with friends.
And thousands more, including many of our colleagues, are beginning to pick up the pieces,
but remain without heat and electricity. The Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies
is working with several key disaster relief partners to help those in need. If you’re
employee of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, and you want to make a donation
to qualified relief organization, please visit clicktocare.jnj.com in the U.S., or visit
the Red Cross website. November 14th is World Diabetes Day! In honor
of this, here’s a look at some of the ways that Johnson & Johnson companies are helping
people around the world who are living with diabetes.
11-year old Alyssa Rothman is a competitive Irish-step dancer. After she was diagnosed
with Type 1 diabetes, she thought her dance dreams might end.
I really like my pump because it really does everything for me cause from the time I wake
up til the time I go to sleep its giving me insulin and is keeping me right on target
with my blood sugar.
Today, she’s completely managing her care on her own and even organized her dance team
to raise funds for diabetes research.
My name is Matt ***. Both my son and I are diabetic.
Matt wanted to show his son that having the disease doesn’t have to hold you back, so
he participated in a 13-hour cross-channel swim challenge, led by Animas in the U.K.
I have great pride that I can actually say to my son, look at what your dad’s done…you
can go on to achieve anything you put your mind to.
The Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Care Franchise will be holding activities in honor of World
Diabetes Day at locations around the globe all day! Look for employees wearing blue,
buildings lit up in blue lights, and all sorts of fun activities to honor the day.
Next up, celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year, the Johnson and Johnson Campaign
for Nursing’s Future has changed the field of nursing forever.
The Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future has influenced the future of nursing
in many ways. The image of nursing has definitely improved in the public's eye. We have had
phenomenal advertisements showing nurses in their everyday jobs and what they do to help
people to heal people.
There’s a genuine-ness to what they are doing. A real sense of caring. Caring for
the nursing profession, caring for the patients that we treat and care for and the patients
that they care for through their consumer products and all their other businesses. I
think it is a very genuine effort and I think that is why it has lasted for ten years and
continue to grow stronger each year.
Johnson & Johnson has had years of-- of philanthropy towards the nursing profession. And-- years
of dedication towards helping develop and-- and nourish the next generations of nurses--
who are going to care for me-- care for you, care for my children, my parents, and my grandparents.
I don't really even wanna think about what it would be like if Johnson & Johnson did
not support and start this campaign 10 years ago. I really cant imagine what kind of crisis
we would be in today if we didn’t have the support, this level of support from Johnson
Since 2002, the Campaign has raised nearly twenty million dollars for undergraduate student
nursing scholarships, faculty fellowships, and nursing school grants. Now, here’s Chris
Jordan with a simple step by step, healthy hint about being more active.
The problem with most office jobs is that you spend most of your day sitting around.
That’s not good for your health or for your energy. What you need to do is to start getting
up and being more active. The pedometer can help you. You can start tracking how many
steps or how active you are each day. Aim for 10 thousand, aim for 5 thousand – doesn’t
matter, just aim to do a bit more than what you normally do and just get up and start
moving around. Who knows, maybe you can join the million-step challenge. Give it a try
and we’ll see you next time.
Thanks Chris. For those employees of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies who want to
increase your activity level and get a pedometer for the Million Step Challenge, contact your
onsite Global Health Services Wellness Team. And as always, to watch the extended versions
of all our stories, please log onto Global ENN or visit our youtube playlist. Thanks
for watching ennTV at your convenience – on your mobile device, computer and smartphone.
Lets see, 1 million steps – that’s only… 2,738 steps per day. I’d better start now,
so until next time, stay healthy.