ELIZABETH, N.J., Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Megabus.com, the company that offers express bus service to more than 100 cities across North America, has announced a partnership with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). To mark the event, Megabus.com is donating $1 for every ticket sold on January 19 to support breast cancer research. With an average of 20,000 tickets sold daily, the brand plans to continue to donate to the cause with programs throughout the next year and has created a new pink bus to promote the effort.
"Breast cancer research is a cause that is very important to me, and many of our employees and their families," said Bryony Chamberlain, director of operations for Megabus.com. "We are excited to christen our newly branded pink Megabus and hit the road to spread awareness encouraging Americans to support BCRF."
Today breast cancer survivors and their loved ones joined Megabus executives and BCRF leadership aboard the new custom pink BCRF branded Megabus for a special trip to New York City.
"The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is thrilled to have the support of Megabus.com, and we look forward to growing our partnership this year," said Christina Rose, chief partnerships officer, BCRF. "Through this program, Megabus.com will help us to galvanize a large, engaged community to take action and drive home the importance of breast cancer research."
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 committed to being the end of breast cancer by advancing the world's most promising research. Since its founding by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF has funded investigators who have been deeply involved in every major breakthrough in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. This year, BCRF has committed nearly $54 million to support 240 scientists at leading medical institutions internationally, making it one of the world's largest non-governmental funders of breast cancer research. By investing 91 cents of every dollar directly in its mission, BCRF remains one of the nation's most fiscally responsible nonprofits. It is the only breast cancer organization to hold an "A+" from CharityWatch and has been awarded Charity Navigator's highest rating of four stars 13 times since 2002.
Sean Hughes, Director Corporate Affairs North America
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