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In this issue, we’re looking at Schneider Electric.
BOSTON, Mass. — Schneider Electric participated in The Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk on October 2 for the 12th consecutive year. Hosted by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and The Jimmy Fund, the walk is designed to raise awareness about cancer and fundraise to support ongoing cancer research and patient care.
The event was held Sunday, October 2 along the historic Boston Marathon route. It was back in-person following the previous two years being done virtually due to the global pandemic. Schneider Electric has already donated $50,000 to the cause, by means of The Schneider Electric Foundation, and is on its way to matching that with personal donations and fundraising efforts.
Tackling the cancer crisis in America
In 2022, there will be an estimated 1.9 million new cancer cases diagnosed in the United States1, says the American Cancer Society. While earlier diagnoses and preventive care has improved, this number is still staggering and can be addressed by enhanced research and advancements in medical treatment.
To support this cause to fight cancer, Schneider Electric has taken multiple means to increase awareness and fundraising:
- Welcomed guests at Fenway at the start of a Boston Red Sox August game
- Launched a raffle for Elton John concert tickets with all proceeds going towards the race’s fundraising
- Matched with Jimmy Fund Walk Hero Tita Antonopoulos of Massachusetts to bring visibility to her personal fight against cancer
- Created a Corporate Walk Team for direct fundraising efforts
The Copley Square Finish Line powered by Schneider Electric will welcome all participants and congratulate them on their accomplishment.
Donate for a cause to #defycancer
The support from Schneider Electric employees across the three greater Boston-area campuses has helped make this year’s donation target possible. “This year mark’s my fourth year as a premier sponsor for Schneider Electric in support of the 2022 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer,” says Matt Carrara, VP Instrumentation at Schneider Electric.
“At Schneider Electric, we like to say, ‘Life is On’ and it isn’t just a catch-phrase. We take the work of sustainability in all its forms seriously and Schneider’s continued support of the Jimmy Fund is real evidence of that. I am incredibly proud to be part of this amazing effort,” says John Petty, Next Generation Software Offers at Schneider Electric.
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