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Synteract Supports the San Diego Rescue Mission for Second Year in a Row

Full-service CRO employees will collect donations, clothes and assemble hygiene kits for homeless shelter after successful drive for charity last year

SAN DIEGO – Nov. 12, 2013 – Synteract, Inc., a full-service, global contract research organization (CRO), is helping the San Diego Rescue Mission (SDRM), a non-profit homeless shelter and recovery center, serve thousands of homeless hungry and poor men, women, and children. Synteract will support SDRM’s efforts to provide rehabilitation and lasting, positive changes in the lives of San Diego’s homeless individuals.

Synteract is again asking its San Diego employees to save and donate clothing items and travel size toiletries to assemble hygiene kits. Employees outside of its San Diego offices are able to make monetary donations. Synteract strongly encourages employee participation and donations. All donations will benefit the SDRM’s dedicated efforts to create a better community by serving those in need.

“Synteract is dedicated to giving back to the community and appreciates San Diego Rescue Mission’s passion for San Diegans in need. The Mission strives to improve these San Diegans’ lives by providing food, shelter, education, and above all, dignity,” said Trisha Vonder Reith, senior director, marketing communications at Synteract. “Our mission is centered on supporting the development of better therapies and bringing medicines that ultimately improve the lives of patients. At Synteract, we are happy to support an organization in our own community also dedicated to improving lives.”

SDRM was founded in 1955 to address the needs of the community’s homeless and hungry by providing food, clothes and spiritual guidance. When homelessness grew to a crisis level in the mid-1980s SDRM opened a larger facility and took an innovative approach to provide long-term solutions by creating programs that included education and vocational training.

There are currently 10,000 homeless individuals in San Diego County. SDRM provides 12,500 nights of shelter, over 37,000 hot, nutritious meals and more than 82,000 hours of education, work training, rehabilitation to the residents in its long-term care programs. “San Diego Rescue Mission appreciates the generosity of individuals and corporations, like Synteract, that help us change lives and restore hope to people struggling with homelessness, abuse, addiction and hunger,” said Herb Johnson, SDRM President and CEO.

Those who are interested in donating can contact Synteract representative Julie A McElwee at 760-268-8055 or visit San Diego Rescue Mission.

About Synteract
Synteract is a full-service contract research organization with a successful two-decade track record supporting biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical companies in all phases of clinical development. With its “Shared Work – Shared Vision” philosophy Synteract provides customized Phase I through IV services collaboratively and cost effectively ensuring on-time delivery of quality data so clients get to decision points faster. Operating in 16 countries, Synteract delivers trials internationally, offering expertise across multiple therapeutic areas including notable depth in oncology, CNS, infectious disease, endocrinology, cardiovascular and respiratory, among other indications.

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erika@clearpointagency.com
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