Shire and SeriousFun Camps Help Children with Rare Diseases Discover Hope

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For hundreds of thousands of children living with serious illnesses and their families around the world, a serious illness can disrupt their childhood and add strain to families. But for those children living with rare diseases and their families, the experience can be even more challenging and isolating. That’s where camp comes in.

Shire’s Partnership with SeriousFun Children’s Network Enabled Nearly 1,000 Children with Serious Illnesses to Attend Life-Changing Camps


SeriousFun Children’s Network, founded by actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, provides fun, life-changing camp experiences to children living with serious illnesses and their families throughout the world—totally free of charge. These medically safe, inclusive experiences allow campers to connect with peers and build confidence, empowering them to value the possibility and potential of their lives beyond camp—and beyond their illnesses.

Shire Employees Volunteer Over 29,000 Hours During 2017 Global Day of Service

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We sincerely thank all employees for their support of Shire’s 2017 Global Day of Service. With your involvement we were able to surpass all of our previous years’ participation rates.

Did you know that…

  • 7,300+ Shire employees volunteered
  • adding up to 29,000+ hours of donated time
  • and partnered with 250+ charities
  • with activities in 300+ locations around the world?!

We are impressed! And our local communities are grateful for all our efforts!


Shire Employees Volunteered Over 25,000 Hours in 2016


On October 7, Shire hosted its second annual Global Day of Service. More than one-third of our newly expanded workforce participated in volunteer projects worldwide. Employee volunteers dedicated over 25,000 hours of their time in more than 150 locations. Many projects focused on helping children to “overcome odds.” They included employees helping prepare the SeriousFun Children’s Network camp in Ireland for fall programs, and others developing activity booklets for sick children in Switzerland.

Shire Issues 2016 Annual Responsibility Review

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LEXINGTON, Mass., USA , March 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) today announced the launch of the Company’s 2016 Annual Responsibility Review. The Review, available at, highlights how Shire’s growth has strengthened its approach to Responsibility and allows the Company to better meet the needs of people around the world with rare diseases and their families. 

Shire and SeriousFun: Our First Year Together

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 In 2016, Shire announced its partnership with SeriousFun Children’s Network, a global community of 30 camps and programs around the world that provide transformative camp experiences to children living with serious illnesses and their families – totally free of charge.

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