Celgene Signature Events
Light the Night
The Night® Walk is a fundraising campaign benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and their funding of research to find blood cancer cures. Celgene employees come together with friends, family, and co- workers to form fund- raising walk teams.
Participation and support of Light The Night helps to unify the company and focus our philanthropic efforts on a common initiative. During the 2016 event, 1,028 people walked on 63 Celgene teams. Our total contribution to the Light The Night Campaign was $627,626, with Celgene once again named the #1 biopharma partner fundraiser for LLS.
Corporate support has helped LLS continue major advances toward cures for blood cancer. Since 1949, LLS has invested more than $1 billion, supporting some of the best researchers in the world and helping to achieve dramatic increases in the survival rates for both childhood and adult leukemias.
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network PurpleStride®
PurpleStride is a signature event of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PCAN), a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer. Celgene was the first National Presenting Sponsor of PurpleStride events and is currently PCAN’s largest corporate contributor. In 2016, more than 160 Celgene employees participated in 57 PurpleStride runs/walks.
In addition, Celgene is a National Silver Sponsor for the more than 50 PurpleStride run/walks across the country for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s 2014-15 fiscal year.
In 2015 alone, over 150 Celgene employees participated in PurpleStride run/walks raising over $43,000 including $8000 of Celgene matching funds.
Team NPF Cycle
In 2014, the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) launched its Team NPF Cycle program, which raises money to provide people with psoriatic disease the services they need to live well, while funding research for a cure. In 2017, the Celgene team more than doubled in size, with riders braving the rain and chilly temperatures to participate in this annual event.