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.
Max Global Experience: Uganda
Tanner Pharma Group, a subsidiary of Bourne Partners, will sponsor the 2018 “Max Global Experience: Uganda,” an expedition to raise awareness and funds for increased cancer treatment access in Africa. In addition, Bourne Partners will provide a matching donation based on funds raised.
Banks Bourne, Founder & Chairman of Tanner Pharma Group / CEO of Bourne Partners, and Rob Keel, Director of Managed Access Programs at Tanner, will make 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. As part of the experience, the fundraising is meant to echo the journey cancer survivors take (sometimes walking many miles) to get the treatment, care, and support they need.
In support of The Max Foundation’s efforts, Bourne Partners and Tanner Pharma are joining forces globally to walk a combined 7,500 miles (the distance between Charlotte, NC & Uganda). Participants will track the distance they walk, run, and/or cycle prior to the event in Uganda.
As of August 13, the Bourne & Tanner teams have walked a combined 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.