Whistles can save lives.
On May 29, 2017, Biogen Pharma, Inc. donated 5,000 whistles to Philippine Red Cross (PRC), which will help boost the organization's fund generation efforts, as well as in its mission to increase public awareness about the importance of whistles in times of emergencies.
PRC Chairman and CEO Richard J. Gordon received the whistles in behalf of PRC from Biogen Pharma Inc. Chairman–President Jaime Co at the PRC Tower EDSA corner Boni Ave. in Mandaluyong.
PRC continues to campaign in promoting whistles as an important tool in anyone's emergency kit. Whistles help rescuers find anyone trapped underneath debris, those whose screams and shouts can no longer be heard and need life-saving help in times of emergencies and disasters.
"In times of emergencies and disasters, whistles can spell the difference between life and death. We urge the public to always have a whistle with them anywhere they go and to include whistles in their emergency kits. Everyone should always make disaster preparedness a way of life. PRC encourages the public to buy a whistle for your and your loved ones' safety," said Chairman Gordon.