AstraZeneca sponsors the 2013 National Senior Games

Friday, 19 July 2013

AstraZeneca returns to compete at the National Summer Senior Games this July as a fourth-time sponsor of the largest multi-sport event in the world for women and men age 50 and over.

AstraZeneca’s ongoing commitment to enhance health and wellness for people of all ages inspires the company’s support of the National Senior Games. The National Senior Games Association, a non-profit member of the United States Olympic Committee, is dedicated to motivating senior men and women to lead a healthy lifestyle through the senior games movement.

“We promote healthy choices at every stage of life as a leading healthcare company, and the athletes who compete at the Senior Games embody that value,” said John McCarthy, Vice President, Commercial Strategy & Operations. “It’s truly inspiring to see their dedication to staying active and competing in sports they love.”

Senior athletes from all over the country will travel to Cleveland, Ohio to compete in 18 sports from July 19 through Aug. 1. AstraZeneca will send eight employee athletes to the National Senior Games this year:

  • Sharada Bhat, Archery
  • Mitchell Doub, Track
  • Edna H. Hecht, Track & Field
  • Katherine Karageorges-Sharp, Swimming
  • Wayne Michelcavage, Volleyball
  • Tom Selestok, Bowling
  • Janet Stoltenborg, Archery
  • Zhiping You, Badminton

Health and sports enthusiasts of all ages are invited to follow AstraZeneca during the Senior Games on Twitter at @AstraZenecaUS (#SeniorGames), via blog at and on Facebook at

About AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of cardiovascular, metabolic, respiratory, inflammation, autoimmune, oncology, infection and neuroscience diseases. AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. For more information please visit:

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Media Inquiries:

Michele Meixell, AstraZeneca 302-885-2677