A version of this post written by my colleague Amy O'Connor originally appeared on LillyPad US.
The legacy of Colonel Lilly inspires our actions today. So, as we reflect on his call for us to make things better we continually recommit ourselves to serving our communities. During this year's Global Day of Service, we set out with our colleagues, friends and family to do just this. On Oct. 2, some 24,000 Lilly employees spanning nearly 60 countries participated in building on our strong heritage of making life better. These employees joined together in a single, coordinated effort to improve the neighborhoods where they work and live. In November, our Canadian employees will do the same.
Over the years, we have contributed 725,000 volunteer hours to different projects, making our Global Day of Service one of the largest single-day volunteer programs in the world. We will continue to serve those around us as we work together to put our mission of improved health into action.