SAN DIEGO (May 14, 2014) – Millennium Health, a leader in the science of medication monitoring and pharmacogenetics, announced today that it has partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County. Millennium presented a $10,000 donation to the organization, as well as bicycles that will be distributed to children participating in the program. Millennium Health CEO Brock Hardaway was also announced as a member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Board of Directors, and offered Millennium employees volunteer opportunities with Big Brothers Big Sisters.
“Big Brothers Big Sisters is an amazing program that supports families and children in need right here in San Diego,” said Hardaway. “Due to current funding and volunteer shortages, these children often wait more than a year before they can be matched. I’m proud that Millennium’s employees and I can support the program and give back to the community in a meaningful way.”
Independent research shows Big Brothers Big Sisters has a measurable, positive impact in children’s lives. In a nationwide study, Little Brothers and Little Sisters were:
- 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
- 27% less likely to begin using alcohol
- 52% less likely to skip school
- 37% less likely to skip class
- More confident in their academic performance and able to get along better with their families
“Millennium’s generous financial contributions and volunteer opportunities will support children in safe and successful Big Brother Big Sister matches. We look forward to developing the partnership, with the goal of helping families to guide their children toward positive, productive futures,” said Deborah Condon, CEO and President of Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County aims to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, with the vision for all children to achieve success in life. Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County has served more than 20,000 children since 1961 with a multitude of mentoring and partnering programs.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters
For more than 50 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County has operated under the belief that every child has the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children achieve measurable positive outcomes, including educational success; avoidance of risky behaviors; higher aspirations; greater confidence; and healthier relationships. By partnering with parents and guardians, schools, corporations and other community members, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children (“Littles”) with screened volunteer mentors (“Bigs”) to monitor and support one-to-one mentoring matches that build safe, enduring relationships.
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides support for children facing adversity, often from single or low-income households or families where a parent is incarcerated or serving in the military. Locally, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves children ages 7-18 through six distinct programs: Amachi (a program for children with an incarcerated parent), Bigs in Schools & High School Bigs (after school 1:1 mentoring programs), Community Mentoring (the traditional 1:1 mentoring program), Operation Bigs (a program serving children whose active duty military parents are deployable), and Sports Bigs (a sports and active lifestyle mentoring program). Learn how you can positively impact a child’s life, donate or volunteer today at www.SDBigs.org, or call (858) 536-4900.
About Millennium Health
Millennium Health, a leader in the science of medication monitoring and pharmacogenetic testing, is transforming the way health care professionals monitor and manage their patients’ medication therapy. Through the use of advanced technology, supported by research and education, Millennium helps practitioners personalize care for patients. Millennium is dedicated to helping enhance quality of life through volunteerism, through financial support, and by continuing to respond to evolving health care challenges and providing the superior technology and service our customers deserve. More information can be found at http://millenniumhealth.com.