Connecting to the communities around us.
Over the years, Bourne Partners has worked with and supported many amazing organizations that are making a positive difference in North Carolina and around the world. We’re pleased to highlight a few of them here.
Bourne Partners / USO of NC Bike Build
Bourne Partners was honored to partner with the USO of North Carolina in hosting a fundraising event to support of the children of NC military families. A few days before the holidays, the Bourne team spent the afternoon assembling 30 bicycles of all sizes for military families in the Charlotte area. The bikes were a surprise for the kids, ages ranging from 4 to 10 years, who came out for the event.
Bourne Partners is proud to support the USO of North Carolina and the many service members who protect our freedom everyday. If you are interested in learning more about this project or other ways you can show support, please visit: https://northcarolina.uso.org.
Max Global Experience: Uganda
Bourne Partners and Tanner Pharma Group (a Bourne Partners company) are proud to support the 2018 “Max Global Experience: Uganda,” with Tanner Pharma serving as the title sponsor. This experience is an expedition to raise awareness and funds for increased cancer treatment access in Africa.
In August, Banks Bourne, Founder & Chairman of Tanner Pharma Group / CEO of Bourne Partners, and Rob Keel, Director of TannerMAP, made the journey to Uganda to help bridge the “last mile” of treatment access for cancer patients. The “last mile” refers to the unseen efforts of patients and caregivers to make treatment truly accessible. The fundraising and trip were meant to echo the journey cancer survivors take (sometimes walking many miles) to get the treatment, care, and support they need. While in Uganda, the team attended the #MaxLastMile Symposium in Entebbe and met with patients, partners, and doctors to discuss local needs, advocacy techniques, and the future of treatment access.
To learn more, please visit: www.themaxfoundation.org/donate
In support of The Max Foundation’s efforts, Bourne Partners and Tanner Pharma joined forces globally to walk a combined 7,500 miles (the distance between Charlotte, NC & Uganda) during the 8 weeks leading up to the event. Participants tracked the distance they walked, ran, and cycled.
All together the Bourne & Tanner Pharma teams walked 7,667 miles.
Dream Day on Cape Cod
Bourne Partners and Tanner Pharma Group are pleased to sponsor the Cape Cod-based “Dream Day” summer camp. Dream Day is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a haven of relaxation and fun for children living with serious and/or life-threatening illnesses and their families. For over 24 years, Dream Day has provided families with a way to disconnect from the struggles of daily life, connect with others who are going through similar battles, and enjoy time together through games, arts and crafts, sports, and an assortment of outdoor activities. The camp is located in Nickerson State Park on Cape Cod and provides week-long and day camp programs in the summer, and off-season events in the winter at no cost to the families.
To learn more about Dream Day, please visit www.dreamdayoncapecod.org.
Keep Charlotte Beautiful
In 2017, Keep Charlotte Beautiful and Bourne Partners developed an Adopt-A-Rail-Trail Program, creating opportunities for volunteers to help maintain the walkways along the Charlotte Light Rail line. (The Bourne team is responsible for the path leading from E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. to 7th Street Station. Let us know how it looks.)
The Max Foundation
In July 2017, The Max Foundation organized a fundraising climb to the peak of Mt. Kinabalu in Malaysia. Banks Bourne represented Bourne Partners and Tanner Pharma Group on the climb, which raised more than $100,000 to provide over 1,900 patients with timely, local access to cancer treatments at 65 clinics throughout Malaysia.
In August 2017, The Max Foundation and Tanner Pharma partnered to create an innovative distribution model that would effectively deliver humanitarian donations of oncology products to identified patients in need in low-resource countries. Over the past two years, the two companies have implemented six “Max Access Solutions” across the globe.