EMD Serono, Canada announces sponsorship of Canadian Cancer Society's Mudmoiselle events in Ontario

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 23, 2017 /CNW/ - EMD Serono, Canada, the Canadian biopharmaceutical business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, announced their 2017 sponsorship of the Canadian Cancer Society's (CCS) Mudmoiselle events across Ontario throughout August and September.

"At EMD Serono, Canada we are committed to supporting our community," said Russ Burrell, Commercial Director, Oncology. "The sponsorship of Mudmoiselle events across the province is a great opportunity for our employees and their families to join Mudmoiselles in raising funds for cancer research and vital cancer support services."

The Canadian Cancer Society runs eight Mudmoiselle events in the province. These obstacle courses feature 5K stretches of the muckiest, filthiest, slimiest mud. Cancer fights dirty, but so do participants! In the last two years, close to 6,000 people have dragged cancer through the mud at these events. In 2016, EMD Serono had one of the largest teams at the Halton event and took top honours by raising over $5,000.

"We are thrilled that EMD Serono has come aboard as the Mudmoiselle event series' presenting sponsor," says Sacha Michna, Relay For Life and Special Events Manager in Ontario. "We are very thankful for this generous sponsorship because it will enable our event participants to make muddy memories all while supporting cancer research and support services for patients and their families."

To support the EMD Serono team or donate to Mudmoiselles across Ontario, visit Mudmoiselle.ca

About EMD Serono, Canada
EMD Serono, Canada, is the Canadian biopharmaceutical business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. EMD Serono, Canada has integrated cutting-edge science, innovative products and devices, and industry-leading patient support and access programs. EMD Serono, Canada has deep expertise in neurology, fertility and endocrinology, as well as a robust pipeline of potential therapies in neurology, oncology, immunology and immuno-oncology. Today, EMD Serono, Canada has more than 100 employees across Canada with headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario.

About Merck KGaA Darmstadt, Germany
Merck KGaA Darmstadt, Germany is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Around 50,000 employees work to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life – from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions. In 2016, Merck generated sales of € 15.0 billion in 66 countries.

Founded in 1668, Merck KGaA Darmstadt, Germany is the world's oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. The founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed corporate group. Merck KGaA Darmstadt, Germany holds the global rights to the Merck name and brand. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the company operates as EMD Serono, MilliporeSigma and EMD Performance Materials.

About the Canadian Cancer Society
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer. Thanks to our donors and volunteers, CCS has the most impact, against the most cancers, in the most communities in Canada. Building on our progress, we are working with Canadians to change cancer forever. For more information, visit cancer.ca or call our toll-free bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1-888-939-3333 (TTY 1-866-786-3934).

SOURCE EMD Serono

For further information: Shikha Virdi, EMD Serono Canada: 416.561.6276; Stephanie Michaelides, Canadian Cancer Society: 416.323.7039

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