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 2015 event, over 1,000 people walked on 86 Celgene teams, raising close to $400,000. In 2015, Celgene was named as LLS’ #1 biopharma partner fundraiser, and was ranked #4 overall among the Top 25 National Teams.
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®
Celgene is currently the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s largest corporate contributor and has generously given more than $2.6 million to the organization over the years to support their programs and efforts to further understand the experiences of people living with pancreatic cancer and their caregivers as well as support important research and advocacy activities.
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. Ten Celgene employees participated in Team NPF Cycle in 2016 — and were the second ranked team in the country. Celgene supports NPF on an ongoing basis, and we are getting ready to participate in 2017.