ELIZABETH, N.J., Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today megabus.com, the company that offers affordable express travel to more than 100 cities across North America, has announced it will donate a dollar for every ticket sold on October 18 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), as well as $1 for every #megabusgoespink shared up to 10,000 during the month of October.
"This is an opportunity to put our money where our heart is, and we are proud to continue our support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation," said Linda Burtwistle, COO for Coach USA. "Many of our employees have faced this disease across family and friends, not to mention the thousands of passengers who use our service to connect with loved ones every day."
To date, megabus.com has donated nearly $20,000 to BCRF and, with the addition of the sales from this month, they hope to grow at least double that amount. Earlier this year megabus.com debuted its BCRF branded pink bus which took breast cancer survivors and their loved ones on a special trip to New York City, in conjunction with a ticket sale donation.
"To date megabus.com has funded more than 400 hours of research. Our partners are a critical component to funding lifesaving research and we know that, together, we will eradicate breast cancer," said Myra Biblowit, BCRF president and CEO.
To purchase your ticket, visit megabus.com. For more information and the latest news and travel deals, follow megabus.com on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. You can also download hi-res images at megabus.com.
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 has awarded $57 million in grants to support the work of more than 250 scientists at leading medical and academic institutions across 14 countries, making BCRF the largest private funder of breast cancer research worldwide. By committing 91 cents of every dollar directly to its mission, BCRF is one of the nation's most fiscally responsible nonprofits. BCRF is the only breast cancer organization in the US to hold both an "A+" from CharityWatch as well as the top four-star rating from Charity Navigator. Visit www.bcrfcure.org to learn more.
Sean Hughes, Director Corporate Affairs North America
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/megabuscom-goes-pink-for-breast-cancer-awareness-month-300338233.html