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John Hancock Helps Boost "Mutual Funds Against Cancer" Benefit

With support from John Hancock, the recent annual Mutual Funds Against Cancer (MFAC) benefit broke records with more than $265,000 raised to fight cancer, a 30 percent increase from last year. Bruce Speca, EVP, Investment Management Services, received the “Expect Miracles Award” for his efforts to secure sponsors from the mutual fund and financial services industries.

 

SpecaThe 12th annual Expect Miracles Golf Classic took place at Pinehills in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Over 280 golfers from the financial community came together for a day of golf coupled with a dinner event hosted by WEEI’s John Dennis. The tournament’s proceeds and other MFAC event proceeds go to benefit The Jimmy Fund, the fund–raising arm of the Dana–Farber Cancer Institute, one of the leading cancer research and patient care facilities in the world. Of the more than 150 Jimmy Fund golf tournaments held each year to benefit the Jimmy Fund, MFAC is in the top five in terms of the amount raised.

 

"Mutual Funds Against Cancer is proud to have John Hancock as our partner in the quest to eradicated cancer," says MFAC Chairman Frank Strauss. "Bruce Speca is an extraordinary individual and Mutual Funds Against Cancer board member who sets the standard for any charitable organization. It was our honor, with heartfelt thanks, to present Bruce with our Expect Miracles Award. His commitment goes far above and beyond the norm." "Cancer is such a prevalent disease that does not discriminate," says Speca. "Donations made directly to organizations such as Dana Farber are wonderful, but it is also a great experience to share a day with your colleagues and raise money for such an important cause. The financial services industry generates great wealth and MFAC is a great vehicle to redirect some of those assets back to those who truly need it." John Hancock is also the proud supporter of Mutual Funds Against Cancer’s annual Wine & Spirits Extravaganza, an event held in November which attracts over 350 senior financial executives. These two programs are the leading financial community based charitable events in New England.

 

Mutual Funds Against Cancer (MFAC) is one of the leading advocates in the fight against cancer within the mutual fund and financial industries. Founded in 1995, MFAC’s mission is to proactively help find a cure for cancer by raising funds and awareness through event–based programs and charitable donations. MFAC’s most renowned events are its annual “Expect Miracles” Golf Classic and The Wine & Spirits Extravaganza. The MFAC organization “expects miracles” and believes it is this generation’s responsibility to eradicate cancer, the second leading cause of death in the United States.

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