Life Science Cares Boston will rally 1,000+ life science industry employees to raise funds to fight poverty at the 5th annual Impact Breakfast on Monday, May 24th.
In addition to stories showcasing LSC nonprofit partners and their heroic efforts to keep people safe and secure in this last year, the program includes a keynote address from Afdhel Aziz, an author, consultant, and one of the most respected voices in the global movement of business as a force for good. He will discuss the “purpose revolution” inspiring companies and their workers to make an impact in their communities.
The program is made possible by Presenting Sponsors Samantha, Becky and Mark Levin, and Gold Sponsors Ikena Oncology and Adage Capital Management.
“The challenges of the last year have only served to highlight the inequities in our systems and communities,” Life Science Cares Executive Director Sarah MacDonald said. “Our industry has answered the call to envision and build to a ‘new normal,’ investing resources and making changes to ensure all of our neighbors have access to basic needs, access to education, and access to opportunity.”
The Impact Breakfast program will include updates from LSC’s most recent grantees at GOTVax, We Got Us Empowerment Project and Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, all organizations working to provide vaccine education and access in communities hit hardest by COVID-19. Remarks from leaders at The Pine Street Inn, BUILD Boston, Waltham Fields Community Farms and remarks from LSC Executive Director Sarah MacDonald and Chairman Rob Perez round out the program.
The Impact Breakfast will stream online beginning at 8 am on Monday, May 24th. Tickets are available at https://lifesciencecares.org/boston/ib2021indtix/.
The Impact Breakfast raises critical dollars to support LSC’s grantmaking in the Greater Boston community. Since its founding in April 2016, Life Science Cares has worked with more than 500 companies to distribute more than $4 million to nonprofit partner organizations. In addition, Life Science Cares has directed more than 12,000 hours of community service from volunteers from the sector.
2021 Impact Breakfast Supporters include: Mark, Becky, and Samantha Levin, Ikena Oncology, Adage Capital Management, EMD Serono, the Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute, CRISPR Therapeutics, Dyne Therapeutics, Ernst & Young, Takeda, Thermo Fisher, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Agios, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Beam Therapeutics, Biogen, Blueprint Medicines, Collegium Pharmaceutical, General Atlantic Foundation, Genocea, GNS Healthcare, Goodwin Procter LLP, Halloran, Ipsen, Puretech Health, Sanofi Genzyme, Sarepta Therapeutics, Stet Vision, Syros, Trinity, Wellington Management, WilmerHale, Xilio Therapeutics, Albireo Pharma, Arranta Bio, Aura Biosciences, The Bowdoin Group, C4 Therapeutics, Generation Bio, Imara, Kaleido Bio, Kymera Therapeutics, Mr. Laurence Reid, Lyndra Therapeutics, Marsh McClennan Agency, Nimbus, Orchard Therapeutics, Q32, RA Capital, Seres Therapeutics, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Oncology, Inc., Synlogic, Tectonic Therapeutics, The NemetzGroup, X4 Pharma, Zageno, C4 Therapeutics, T3 Advisors, Health Advances, SVB Leerink, Novartis, Ardelyx, Corval, Pear Therapeutics, Spero, Stoke Therapeutics, Synterex, Vigil Neuro, We Work for Health, D&Co, Cambridge Crossing/DivcoWest, PathAI, Boston Consulting Group, and Translate Bio!