Lilly gave more than $700 million in strategic charitable contributions in 2012 to help people living in impoverished communities, patients facing financial hardship, and families struggling to recover from natural disasters. This was an increase over the previous year, largely driven by an 18-percent jump in the number of people served through our U.S. patient-assistance programs.
How does our total giving break down? We donated products valued at more than $645 million through our U.S. patient-assistance programs, global health programs and disaster-relief efforts. These efforts tie back to our vision to improve global health in the 21st century. We believe we will have the greatest impact by linking our corporate responsibility efforts to our business operations and expertise.