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BASF Supports Children's Specialized Hospital

Donation to aid Toms River facility renovation

Submitted by: BASF Corporation

Categories: Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions, Health & Wellness

Posted: Jun 23, 2011 – 11:54 AM EST

 

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Jun. 23 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire/ - BASF Corporation has recently donated $100,000 to Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation, based in Mountainside, New Jersey. This donation will aid renovation efforts for the hospital's Toms River, New Jersey facility.

BASF has been a supporter of Children's Specialized Hospital for several years, including a previous donation to construct a therapy gym at the hospital's inpatient rehabilitation center in New Brunswick, New Jersey. In total, the company has donated more than $600,000 to the Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation since 2006.

"We appreciate BASF's generous donation and continued support of Children's Specialized Hospital," said Amy B. Mansue, President & CEO of Children's Specialized Hospital. "Working together, we are making a difference for kids and families in our community."

"Children's Specialized Hospital provides much needed care for special-needs children throughout the state of New Jersey," said Frank Bozich, President of BASF's Catalyst Division. "On behalf of our more than 1,900 New Jersey-based employees, some of whom have directly benefitted from this organization's outstanding services, I am proud to extend our commitment and support."

Children's Specialized Hospital is the largest pediatric healthcare rehabilitation system in the United States. It is the preeminent provider of rehabilitation for children with special needs. The hospital serves children affected by brain injury, spinal cord dysfunction and injury, premature birth, autism, developmental delays and life-changing illnesses.

Children's Specialized Hospital has 10 sites in New Jersey and treats more than 17,500 children with special needs each year.

For more information about Children's Specialized Hospital, visit http://www.childrens-specialized.org.

For more information about BASF Corporation, visit www.basf.com/usa.

BASF - The Chemical Company.
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has approximately 16,400 employees in North America, and had sales of $17.7 billion in 2010. For more information about BASF's North American operations, visit www.basf.us.

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products, and agricultural products to oil and gas. As a reliable partner, BASF creates chemistry to help its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges, such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of more than euro 63.9 billion in 2010 and had approximately 109,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com or in the Social Media Newsroom at newsroom.basf.com.

About Children's Specialized Hospital
Children's Specialized Hospital is the country's largest comprehensive rehabilitation system dedicated exclusively to children. Children's Specialized Hospital treats children and adolescents from birth to 21 years of age through a network of services with a wide array of medical, developmental, educational, and rehabilitative needs. Services include outpatient services, acute rehabilitation, and long-term care through its sites in New Brunswick, Mountainside, Toms River, Fanwood, Hamilton, and Roselle Park as well as outreach programs in many communities. The hospital is an affiliate member of the Robert Wood Johnson Health System. Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation supports the programs, services, and expansion of the hospital. www.childrens-specialized.org.

For more information, please contact:

Sharon Nieuwenhuis BASF Corporation
Phone: +1-973-245-7864
Phone 2: +1-973-865-9277

 

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