News | September 11

Companies rally to eradicate poverty through LSC’s Impact Breakfast Re-Imagined

Virtual Event featuring Governor Deval Patrick is Tuesday, Oct.6

BOSTON – Life Science Cares is calling on life science, biotech, and medtech companies to take action against poverty by supporting their annual Impact Breakfast fundraiser. The 2020 Impact Breakfast, set for Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 8 am, is a virtual celebration raising critical dollars for LSC’s network of nonprofit partners providing basic human services, education, and economic sustainability programs.

“We have sold out the event the past few years, so the good news is this year we have no constraint on seats or room,” LSC Founder and Board Chair Rob Perez said. “I can promise you that your employees will be proud that their company is a part of this effort, and for the first time, you can invite many (or all) of them to tune in and see what Life Science Cares is all about.”

Governor Deval Patrick, the event’s keynote speaker, will share his thoughts on the community’s collective responsibility to uphold the ideals of equity and access to opportunity for everyone, especially people of color. Sarah MacDonald, Executive Director of Life Science Cares, will update attendees on the organization’s COVID-19 response and vision for equity.

Life Science Cares is grateful to Presenting Sponsor Sarepta Therapeutics for their incredible support of this event and subsequently, our network of nonprofit partners working in our community to alleviate the impacts of poverty on our neighbors.

EMD Serono is supporting the Breakfast as a Gold Sponsor and we’re very thankful for their continued support of our lifesaving mission.

Thank you to all of our Sponsors: Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute, Ernst & Young, Agios Pharmaceuticals, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Biogen, Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Halloran Consulting, Ikena Oncology, Syros Pharmaceuticals, Takeda, Thermo Fisher, Ipsen, The NemetzGroup, The Bowdoin Group, Evelo Biosciences, Kaleido Biosciences, Mr. Laurence Reid, Seres Therapeutics, Albireo Pharma, Surface Oncology, Xilio Therapeutics, Collegium Pharmaceutical, Stet Vision, Divco/Cambridge Crossing, KPMG, SVB Leerink, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Cambridge Trust, 5AM Ventures and We Work for Health.

New this year, companies may participate in the Life Science Cares Corporate Fundraising Challenge, a friendly competition in which companies rally employees to engage in peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns to raise money to support the organization’s 27 nonprofit partners. Challenge Awards will be presented during the live virtual event.  

Individual tickets are $300 and ideally purchased by 10/1. To purchase tickets visit

Since its founding in 2016, Life Science Cares, a platform for members of the life sciences industry to give back while also giving nonprofits the funds and volunteer power necessary to grow and innovate, has worked with more than 350 companies to distribute more than $3.5 million in grants to 42 community organizations. In addition, Life Science Cares has directed more than 12,000 hours of community service from volunteers from the sector.

Sponsorship is still available. Contact Director of Development Christine M. Casalini at or (617) 875-7702.