Ken Frazier, CEO of Merck, the pharmaceutical giant with significant operations in Montgomery County, and his wife Andréa, founder of Frazier Designs, have gifted $5 million to Thomas Jefferson University and Temple University to support a joint program to expand access to stroke prevention and care to Philadelphia’s underserved communities, writes John George for the Philadelphia Business Journal.
The couple founded the Frazier Family Coalition for Stroke Education and Prevention to support various health education and community navigation programs. These connect community members who are considered at-risk with the necessary resources and care they need to prevent either a first or a repeat stroke.
The cause is especially important and deeply personal for the pair, since Andréa Frazier herself is a stroke survivor.
“It is critical that our health systems address the disparities that impact underserved communities,” said the Fraziers. “Our family has deep roots in North Philadelphia and has been impacted by the debilitating effects of stroke. We feel privileged to be in a position to help convene this partnership to bring life-saving stroke prevention measures to our community.”
Read more about the gift at the Philadelphia Business Journal by clicking here.
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