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Life Science Cares Announces Inaugural Group of Founding Corporate Members


Twenty-seven life science companies have signed on as Founding Members
of Life Science Cares, a non-profit collective effort of the Life
Science industry to eliminate the impact of poverty in the greater
Boston area.

Life Science Cares Founding Members are committed to good citizenship
and addressing the societal challenges of our time in Greater Boston.
These 27 Founding Member companies have committed resources—financial
and human—toward the LSC mission.

"Our work every day reminds us how great the need for food, shelter,
education and opportunity is for some in the Greater Boston area, and we
are only as strong as our most vulnerable neighbors," said Sarah
MacDonald, the executive director of Life Science Cares. "It's a true
honor to have this group of prominent, industry-leading companies serve
as Life Science Cares' Founding Members. These companies have answered
the call to help by pledging their time, talent and treasure to help
those in need."

Since its founding in 2017, Life Science Cares has distributed more than
$1 million in grants to 19 social-service organizations in the greater
Boston area. In addition, Life Science Cares has already worked with 300
Boston-area based companies performing 6,500+ hours of community
service. The organization's efforts are supported by an Advisory Board
of 142 executives across Boston and the new membership structure will
allow the organization to grow its grant-making well into the future.

"This is an exciting day for Life Science Cares, and we are thrilled
that these Founding Member companies have come together to work towards
a common goal of such significance," said Rob Perez, Founder & Chairman
of Life Science Cares. "We are incredibly proud of all that we have
achieved thus far, and are hopeful that these collective efforts will
become the norm in industries and geographies across the country."

The list of inaugural corporate members is comprised of diverse and
innovative members of the Boston healthcare community that includes
pre-clinical, clinical and commercial stage companies, services
providers and others who are active in the growth and development of
life sciences in Massachusetts. The full list of founding member
companies includes:

  • Akili Interactive
  • Albireo (NASDAQ:ALBO)
  • Alexion
  • Alnylam (NASDAQ:ALNY)
  • Aptus Health
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute
  • Boston Biomedical, Inc.
  • Constellation Pharma
  • CRISPR Therapeutics
  • Dicerna
  • Editas Medicine (NASDAQ:EDIT)
  • Epizyme (NASDAQ:EPZM)
  • Genocea (NASDAQ:GNCA)
  • Halloran Consulting
  • Higgins Group
  • Ipsen
  • Lantheus Medical Imaging
  • Mass. Life Sciences Center
  • MassBio
  • MassMEDIC
  • Moderna (NASDAQ:MRNA)
  • Nimbus Therapeutics
  • Seres Therapeutics
  • Spero Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SPRO)
  • Syros (NASDAQ:SYRS)
  • Trinity Partners
  • Verastem

Many of the Founding Members will join other industry leaders at the
sold-out Life Science Cares Impact Breakfast on Monday, May 20th
in Kendall Square.

Life Science Cares' mission focuses on providing human and financial
resources to the most efficient and effective service organizations in
Greater Boston that work in three areas:

  • Survival: Includes organizations doing work in hunger,
    homelessness, domestic abuse, crime prevention and other areas.
  • Education: Includes STEM education, college preparation and
    college success, educational enrichment and inspiration.
  • Sustainability: Includes organizations that work in job
    creation, job training, mentoring, and economic development.

About Life Science Cares

Life Science Cares is a collective effort of the life science industry
to end poverty in the greater Boston area. We harness the human and
financial resources of life science companies and industry leaders to
support service organizations that do the best work in fighting poverty
and providing educational opportunity in our community. For more
information, visit

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