MFS has been a sponsor since 1999 of the Pan Massachusetts Challenge bike marathon, to benefit the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. The PMC is the nation's largest athletic fundraiser and since its inception in 1980 has contributed over $400 million to the Dana Farber. Over the years hundreds of MFS employees have ridden as members of Team MFS and our cumulative contribution exceeds $8 million.
Following the integration of Toronto-based McLean Budden into MFS in 2012, MFS signed on as an Official Sponsor of the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, benefitting the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto. Now known as MFS Canada, our Toronto office has fielded a team of riders to participate in the annual event starting in June 2014.
SickKids Foundation provides nearly $100 million a year in funding for child health research, learning and care, and critical initiatives at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. MFS funding has helped the organization launch a world leading pediatric stroke imaging program to help in the early detection and treatment of this condition.
MFS International Ltd. In London supports CLIC Sargent, the UK's leading cancer charity for children and young people and their families. MFS is the major corporate sponsor of Wig Wednesday, a day in May in which people across the UK wear a wig to work and make a donation to CLIC Sargent, raising both critical funds and awareness for the cause.
In Manly, Australia, just across the harbor from Sydney, MFS sponsors Bear Cottage, a hospice dedicated to caring for children with life-threatening illnesses, and providing respite and support services for their families.
The Sydney-based MFS team also turns out in force to provide sponsor support and to participate in two fund-raising walks for breast cancer: the Mother's Day Classic in Sydney, organized by Women in Super, an association of women who work in the super-annuation industry; and the Estee-Lauder Pink Star Walk in New Zealand.