A Patient-Centric Approach to Advocacy
Patients are our North Star. We build our science around patients and their families through authentic and ongoing engagement and are committed to transforming patients’ lives through our activities.
We embrace this at Cytokinetics by:
- Understanding the burden of illness on patients and their families to inspire our discovery and development of potential medicines.
- Recognizing that patients are essential to our everyday decisions.
- Partnering with advocacy groups and patients to support and elevate patient communities.
Partnering for Our Shared Purpose
At Cytokinetics, we are passionate about helping improve lives in the communities we serve. We are inspired by the patients, caregivers and advocates in these communities who fearlessly ﬁght every day, and we proudly work alongside them to advance their goals. By partnering with patient advocacy groups we aim to:
Wear Red Day
During American Heart Month, on the first Friday of February, we join people across the country in wearing red to raise awareness for heart disease.
American Heart Association Philadelphia Heart Walk
We are proud to join together and walk alongside so many others to raise funds, honor survivors, promote heart health, and get active.
Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS
Each year, a team of employees, family and friends cycle distances ranging from 9 miles to 100 miles to fundraise and raise awareness for ALS.
Commitment to Patients
Every day, we are committed to people living with diseases of impaired muscle function.
They are spouses, partners, sisters, brothers, children and grandchildren. They are not deﬁned by their disease. They are ﬁghting with spirit, determination and courage. They amaze us. They inspire us. They are our heroes.
It takes a lot of heart to live and thrive with a damaged heart.
— Nefertari, diagnosed with heart failure
We don’t always realize in the middle of a struggle that our purpose is in our pain. Listen to what it tells you and let it strengthen you.
— Jillian, diagnosed with HCM
Whatever you choose to do in life, give it 100%.
— John, diagnosed with heart failure