Community Involvement

LifeScan provides a foundation for charitable giving, strategic partnerships and volunteerism that enhances the quality of life in our communities and engages our employees.

We encourage our employees to volunteer, teach others and support activities that help meet the social, economic and cultural needs of our communities with a focus in four areas:

  • Education
  • Health and human services
  • Civic and cultural
  • The environment

Our employees partner with local, non-profit organizations to create positive change around the globe:

Tour de Cure benefiting Diabetes associations worldwide — From Philadelphia to Silicon Valley to Inverness to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, LifeScan employees take to their bikes to raise money for the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure, the Tour de France and other related events. LifeScan employees raise tens of thousands of dollars every year for diabetes research, building top corporate teams for the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure cycling event.

Back to School Drive — Provides backpacks, school supplies, clothing and shoes for children in need.

Blood Drive — Supports the Stanford Blood Center and American Red Cross since 2000. LifeScan also helps to sponsor remote blood drives at local high schools and community centers.

Bridge to Employment — Through STEM education programs worldwide, employees encourage high school students to pursue higher education while introducing them to career opportunities in healthcare. STEM programs occur in California, Pennsylvania, Inverness and Spain.

Environmental Events — Through a partnership between our Community Relations and Environmental Affairs departments, we are committed to protecting and preserving our environment and striving to keep it healthy. Programs have included the Creek Clean Up, Save the Bay and other environmental activities.

Family Giving Tree & Cradles to Crayons — Help brighten the holiday season for families in need by donating a gift for a child, senior or homeless individual in our community.

JDRF Walk for a Cure — Raises funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), a leading advocate and charitable funder of Type 1 diabetes research worldwide.

LifeScan Day of Caring — In support of our communities, employees participate in a week of local community events hosted by LifeScan.

Local County Food Sorts — Provides employee-donated, surplus and purchased food for non-profit agencies in areas local to our offices.

United Way Campaign — Works with hundreds of poverty-fighting non-profits, government and social services agencies to create pathways out of poverty.

World Diabetes Day Awareness Activity — Franchise employees around the world recognize World Diabetes Day — November 14th — by partnering with diabetes organizations to help raise awareness and help educate local community members.