Young Professionals Expect Miracles

Expect Miracles Virtual Trivia Event Highlights

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 6:00PM-7:30PM
Hosted by: NYC & Boston YPEM
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Expect Miracles Foundation is thrilled by the success of the first-ever Expect Miracles Virtual Trivia Event hosted by Boston and NYC YPEM. The event would not have been possible without Presenting Sponsor John Hancock Investment Management, Scholar Sponsors Goldman Sachs Asset Management and MFS Investments, Round Sponsor Olmstead Associates, Brain Sponsor Income, Research & Management, and the YPEM Leadership Teams, and the over 250 people who attended the trivia showdown – THANK YOU!

To start the evening, Jaime Waldecker, Development & Events Manager, welcomed and thanked everyone for their support of Expect Miracles Foundation and their dedication to furthering our mission to raise funds for cancer research and help advance the financial and emotional health of young adults impacted by cancer especially during the pandemic.

Then, the competition took off with three rounds of BreakoutIQ Trivia offering challenging questions in topics ranging from music lyrics, U.S. history, and The Oscars. 

Throughout the evening, Frank Heavey, Executive Director, and Samantha Watson, Managing Director of Stewardship & Founder of The Samfund explained that even though we've had to cancel in-person events this year, the need within the cancer community is greater than ever. The funds raised through Trivia Night will be directed towards  Samfund grants for young adult cancer survivors as well as to support innovative cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. 

The evening culminated in the announcement of the winning teams, who received bragging rights and some awesome EMF swag. Congratulations to ‘FS Investments’ who won 1st place, 'The Dissenters' who came in 2nd, and a three-way tie between 'Goldman Sachs 1', 'JH West Team', and 'Under the Wire' who all came in 3rd! Click here for the full list to see where your team placed! 

Before closing out the event two individuals were acknowledged for their exceptional dedication of time and energy to YPEM Leadership. Shannon Cullinane and Melissa McNeillie, both of John Hancock Investment Management, were recognized with the 2020 YPEM Awards. These awards were given in recognition of their creativity, enthusiasm for the cause, and ability to rally and inspire those around them. Congratulations Shannon and Melissa! 

Thank you everyone who joined us! Because of you, we raised over $16,700 and had an amazing night! Please save the date for our virtual Silent Auction, our next virtual event which will take place on Thursday, December 10 (Previews of the items will be released on Tuesday, December 8).

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