ELIZABETH, N.J., Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today megabus.com launched a nationwide contest in support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) encouraging people to share their story, or the story of a loved one affected by breast cancer who deserves a weekend getaway with literally a busload of friends and family.
"Breast cancer has affected thousands of our passengers, in one way or another. We hear stories of friends and families using megabus.com to visit loved ones during this challenging time. We thought it would be great to offer a fun escape as well," said Sean Hughes, Director of Corporate Affairs at megabus.com. "Breast cancer awareness is an important cause for our employees and their families. What better way to give back as a company than to pack our pink BCRF bus with someone's friends and family for some well-needed fun."
Since partnering in 2016, Megabus.com has donated nearly $40,000 to BCRF to date. Last October, megabus.com debuted its BCRF pink bus by hitting the road on a nationwide tour in conjunction with a ticket sale donation. This year the pink bus will continue its journey traveling to cities including New York City, Washington DC and Boston. For every contest entry during the month of October, megabus.com will donate a dollar to BCRF, up to $10,000.
By supporting BCRF, the highest rated breast cancer organization in the U.S., megabus.com is moving research forward," said Myra Biblowit, BCRF President & CEO. "Our partnership continues to drive home the critical importance of funding breast cancer research."
The contest begins on October 2, 2017 and all entries must be submitted by October 31, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. CT at http://woobox.com/hdtgbt. To participate entrants must share their story of how they, or a loved one, have been affected by breast cancer, where they'd like to go on their trip, and include a photo. Official rules can be found here: http://woobox.com/hdtgbt. The winner will be chosen and announced via megabus.com social channels on November 15, 2017.
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Since its launch on April 10, 2006, Megabus.com has served more than 50 million customers. Megabus.com maintains the highest (Satisfactory) safety compliance rating with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and is approved by Transportation Safety Exchange (TSX), an independent safety rating organization. Megabus.com currently operates service to/from more than 120 major cities in North America and 23 hubs.
ABOUT BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) is dedicated to being the end of breast cancer by advancing the world's most promising research. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF-funded investigators have been deeply involved in every major breakthrough in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. This year, BCRF will award $59.5 million to support the work of more than 275 scientists at leading medical and academic institutions across 15 countries, making BCRF the largest private funder of breast cancer research worldwide. BCRF is the highest rated breast cancer organization in the U.S.?the only one with an "A+" from CharityWatch and Charity Navigator's highest rating of four stars. Visit www.bcrfcure.org to learn more.
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