Roche Employees Will Take Part in Eighth Annual Day of Service Tomorrow by Planting 200 Trees in Washington Park


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Roche Employees Will Take Part in Eighth Annual Day of Service Tomorrow by Planting 200 Trees in Washington Park

INDIANAPOLIS – (May 3, 2018) Washington Park will receive new trees and beautification on Friday, May 4, with the help of 200 Roche Diagnostics (Roche) employees during the company’s annual Day of Service event with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB). 

This year volunteers will be working in Washington Park to plant 200 new trees, mulch playgrounds, cleanup the IMPD mountain bike trail, and treat invasive plants. Trees will add shade to the park’s canopy and help mitigate storm water runoff as they mature. Beautification and cleanup work will take place in the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department mountain bicycle skills park in partnership with the IMPD. The trail is used to promote cycling and a healthy lifestyle for Indy youth. This work would not be possible without our great working relationship with Indy Parks and Department of Public Works within the City of Indianapolis.

Roche was named a 2018 Best Workplaces for Giving Back for the company’s efforts go above and beyond in their mission to give back to the Indianapolis community. KIB is proud to work with Roche volunteers every year to create a cleaner, greener, more beautiful city.


  • WHEN: Friday, May 4 | 9AM to 12PM
  • WHERE: Washington Park | 3130 E 30th St, Indianapolis, IN 46218
  • WHO: Roche employees, IMPD 
  • VISUALS: Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and Roche volunteers planting trees 

For more information on KIB’s efforts to beautify the city, to learn about KIB programs or to donate, please visit

About Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB)
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. is a private nonprofit organization with a mission to engage diverse communities to create vibrant public places, helping people and nature thrive. Annually, KIB works with nearly 20,000 volunteers on nearly 900 community projects. To learn more, visit or follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @kibiorg.

About Roche
Roche is a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics focused on advancing science to improve people’s lives. The combined strengths of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics under one roof have made Roche the leader in personalized healthcare – a strategy that aims to fit the right treatment to each patient in the best way possible.

Roche is the world’s largest biotech company, with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and diseases of the central nervous system. Roche is also the world leader in in vitro diagnostics and tissue-based cancer diagnostics, and a frontrunner in diabetes management. 

Founded in 1896, Roche continues to search for better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases and make a sustainable contribution to society. The company also aims to improve patient access to medical innovations by working with all relevant stakeholders. Twenty-nine medicines developed by Roche are included in the World Health Organization Model Lists of Essential Medicines, among them life-saving antibiotics, antimalarials and cancer medicines. Roche has been recognized as the Group Leader in sustainability within the Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences Industry eight years in a row by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI).

The Roche Group, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, is active in over 100 countries and in 2016 employed more than 94,000 people worldwide. In 2016, Roche invested CHF 9.9 billion in R&D and posted sales of CHF 50.6 billion. Genentech, in the United States, is a wholly owned member of the Roche Group. Roche is the majority shareholder in Chugai Pharmaceutical, Japan. For more information, please visit or

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