Breakaway From Cancer
Founded in 2005, Breakaway from Cancer™ continues to raise awareness and funds to support valuable services and programs, provided free of charge, that help people living with cancer. The initiative was created by Amgen Inc. as a complementary component to the company’s sponsorship of the Amgen Tour of California. Last year, through the Breakaway from Cancer initiative, Amgen raised more than $1 million to support The Wellness Community, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free support, education and hope for all people affected by cancer. This year, the initiative will support the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy organization in the country, and The Wellness Community.
"For more than 26 years, Amgen has tapped the power of pioneering science and innovation to discover and develop vital medicines to help in the fight against cancer and other serious illnesses," said Jim Daly, senior vice president, North America commercial operations, Amgen. "From the start, we saw a great opportunity through the Tour of California sponsorship and our complementary Breakaway from Cancer initiative, to further empower cancer patients and their families with education and hope to live well with this disease. We’re currently working on exciting enhancements to this year’s Breakaway from Cancer efforts that you’ll be hearing more about in the weeks and months ahead."
Amgen is proud to sponsor the Amgen Tour of California again in its second year. This world-class professional cycling competition brings the world’s best cyclists together to compete along some of the most challenging – and spectacular – terrain that California has to offer.Visit the Breakaway From Cancer website.