Singing Out to Support Alzheimer’s Patients

On July 12, 2016, Mylan employees in Italy took to the stage of the Teatro Manzoni in Milan where they performed the original musical I Need You. Based on a song from The Blues Brothers, the show was produced to raise funds in support of the Italian Association of Alzheimer's Disease (AIMA).

The event raised €10,000 to support AIMA’s Alzheimer Green Line, a free, nationwide hotline available to Alzheimer’s patients and their families and caregivers. Specifically, AIMA plans to use the funds to extend the operating hours of the hotline to make access more readily available when people need it.

More than 60 employees from Mylan's offices in Milan and Rome participated in the production of I Need You. Spending more than 230 hours honing their acting, singing and dancing skills, the performers turned out a truly magical show for a wonderful cause.

"This initiative demonstrates the great courage and passion of those who work at Mylan,” said Mylan Italy CEO Cinzia Falasco Volpin. "I am proud of the enormous commitment and the willingness our Mylan cast has dedicated to this project to benefit AIMA. It's an opportunity to enjoy ourselves without losing sight of the main objective – to raise funds and support those suffering from Alzheimer's."

For thirty years, AIMA has been committed to helping Alzheimer's patients and their families. In Italy, Alzheimer's disease affects about 600,000 people, with about 70,000 new cases a year. Since launching in 1997, the Alzheimer’s Green Line has responded to an average of 10,000 calls per year.

The fundraising portal set up for the event remains open so additional donations can be made to support the Alzheimer’s Green Line in Italy. Donations can be made through World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21, 2016.