The Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that Mylan CEO Heather Bresch will be the first-ever CEO to participate in the Pittsburgh Pride Equality March on Sunday, June 12.
April 22, 2016
/ -- The Delta Foundation of
is pleased to announce that
, CEO of Mylan, one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, will be the first-ever CEO to participate in the Pittsburgh Pride Equality March on
Sunday, June 12
. The company also is sponsoring a new initiative called the Mylan Wellness Village that will offer free wellness exams related to sexually transmitted infections (STI) and HIV, and counseling on Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a medicine taken daily to help prevent HIV.
"We are proud to partner with Mylan, a company with
roots, in this year's Pittsburgh Pride event. Heather's participation as the first CEO to ever walk in the Equality March speaks volumes about Mylan's commitment to fostering a culture that is inclusive and diverse," said
Gary Van Horn
, President of the Delta Foundation. "We appreciate Mylan's support and commitment to helping to make
LGBT community healthier."
Mylan is dedicated to creating better health for a better world. The company's commitment to expanding access to high quality medicine spans more than 50 years. It was founded in
White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
and has had a presence in the greater
area for the last 46 years. One of Mylan's key priorities is stemming the tide of HIV/AIDS. The company is the world's largest producer of antiretrovirals (ARV) and approximately 50% of people receiving treatment today for HIV/AIDS in the developing world depend on a Mylan product.
"I am honored and proud to be the first CEO to participate in the Pittsburgh Pride Equality March. Treating everyone with dignity and respect is of utmost importance to me and are values we instill and take very seriously at Mylan. We are driven by the belief that every person in this world matters and access to better health is a right, not a privilege," said Bresch. "Throughout our history we have been tireless advocates for expanding access to high quality, affordable medicine. This is especially true in the area of HIV/AIDS. We look forward to debuting the Mylan Wellness Village at Pittsburgh Pride and offering support to people in our own backyard."
The Mylan Wellness Village will be located on Liberty Avenue in downtown
. It will be open during Pride in the Street with Kesha on Saturday, June 11 (ticket is required) and during PrideFest on
Sunday, June 12
Tickets for Pride in the Street start at
. Through a special collaboration with Central Outreach Wellness Center located on the North Side, participants who schedule a free wellness exam will receive a discount of
off a Pride in the Street ticket. The offer is limited; call 412-322-4151 to schedule an appointment.