L.E.K. Consulting's participation in the annual Pan-Mass Challenge, a 163-mile mission-driven bicycle race from Wellesley to Provincetown, MA, has reached its tenth year. In fact, L.E.K. will have its largest team of riders yet, 48, for the race that has now raised $500 million (since 1980) for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and The Jimmy Fund. L.E.K. alone has raised more than $1 million in our ten years of participation, and this year our contribution has grown.
One of the ways L.E.K. raises money and prepares for the PMC is through its annual auction. Employee-attendees had the opportunity to bid on several excursions and other goodies such as a cheese soufflé cooking lesson, a Backyard Bourbon BBQ, a Craft Brewery and Distillery Tour through Boston, and a one-hour flying lesson, among others. Employees donated items for both the auction and raffle, and the event raised its most money to date--$52,250, a 15% increase over last year's total. This is just a small portion of what L.E.K. strives to contribute, as fundraising takes place throughout the year. Riders are expected to raise money individually, and snack baskets throughout the office tell stories of those who benefit from Dana Farber and The Jimmy Fund's services.
The PMC ride takes place the first weekend in August, and you don't have to be an L.E.K. Boston employee to ride. Riders have come from other L.E.K. offices to feel the coastal wind and the intensity of the two-day challenge. Friends and family members of L.E.K. employees ride too.
This is one way that L.E.K. makes an impact on our community. Check out other blog posts for information about community involvement.