Largest paint-by-number mural-world record
set by Eli Lily and Company
INDIANAPOLIS, IN, USA -- A mural on a 1,230-foot-long
wall along Madison Ave., located just south of downtown Indianapolis,
sets the World Record for the largest paint-by-number mural.
Photo: A former Manual High School/Art
Institute of Indianapolis student Patrick Viles designed the
mural to showcase fun, hard work, and healthy living in Indiana.
/ Photos by Amy
Well-known Indianapolis landmarks are featured,
including the Indianapolis Zoo, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
and the city’s south side.
“We’re very proud of our employees’ commitment
to volunteerism and the passion they have for donating their
time and talents,” said Robert Smith, Lilly’s director of
director of corporate responsibility and community relations.
“Lilly is committed to collaborative efforts—like
the Global Day of Service—that go beyond medicine to strengthen
the fabric of our communities and help the patients we serve.”
Lilly’s Global Day of Service serves as the signature
event for the company’s “Hands and Hearts” program, which
was launched in 2007 to enhance and encourage employee involvement
with nonprofit organizations. Nearly 20,000 Lilly employees
in nearly 50 nations rolled up their sleeves to help address
local community needs in celebration of Lilly’s first-ever
Global Day of Service, which was possibly the largest corporate
volunteer initiative to ever take place on one day. More than
9,000 employees participated in Central Indiana.
“We’ve seen first-hand the impact that Lilly’s
Global Day of Service has had on our Indianapolis community,”
said David Forsell, president of KIB.
“In addition to donating the equivalent of more
than 38,000 hours of service on one single day, Lilly’s employees
have also inspired others in the community to become involved.
That’s a benefit to our community that is truly immeasurable.”
In 2007, Lilly’s philanthropic contributions totaled
about $315 million, including about $240 million in products
for patient assistance programs and international humanitarian
causes. Lilly’s total 2007 giving represents about 6 percent
of its adjusted income before taxes and has positioned Lilly
once again as one of the most charitable companies in the
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. is the
proud organizing partner of the Lilly Global Day of Service
in Indianapolis. KIB’s mission is to unite people to beautify
the city, improve the environment, and foster pride in the
Since 1995, KIB has helped its neighbors
plant more than 25,000 trees, and has been supported by more
than one thousand individual donors towards those efforts.
The Lilly Day of Service is a perfect example of how KIB is
the “go to” organization for community and environmental improvement.
The record was held previously in China.
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Outdoor Skating Rink-world record set by Mexico City
Human Ribbon-world record set in Fort Knox
pinata-world record set by Carnival Cruise Lines
Lego Tower-world record set in Vienna
jigsaw puzzle-world record set by Ravensburg
Permanent Light and Sound Show-world record set by Hong Kong
Wednesday, December 10, 2008