Mirati believes that supporting our local community is as important as the research we do. We have channeled that belief into an extensive history of supporting community-based organizations, with continued focus on our mission to discover, design and deliver breakthrough therapies to transform the lives of patients with cancer and their loved ones. We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without the perseverance and commitment of our employees who strive to achieve our mission and positively impact the communities around them.
Padres Pedal’s annual event was held on April 9, 2022, at Petco Park. It was the first in-person event in over two years due to the pandemic. Participation could come in various ways such as in-person cycling, a 5K walk/run, spin or virtual participation.
Mirati pledged a fundraising goal of $25,000, and our employees exceeded expectations in their commitment to fight against cancer by raising over $37,500 for the event. Team Mirati got creative with their fundraising efforts and held companywide events which included a comedy night, toffee sales and an internally organized Peloton ride to raise awareness for cancer research. Forty-two employees registered to participate in this year’s event with many additional employees showing support to individual participants or by donating to Team Mirati.
“I am proud of Team Mirati’s efforts at this year’s Padres Pedal the Cause to help support funding cancer research,” said James Christensen, PhD., chief scientific officer, Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. “We are unified by our passion for helping patients and are inspired by a single vision – to unlock the science behind the promise of a life beyond cancer. Our belief is that transforming the lives of those with cancer is more than a job – it’s the chance to be part of something game-changing.”
Mirati was also the corporate sponsor of the Padres Pedal the Cause 2022 Featured Fighters. This initiative highlighted videos from three members of our community who have inspired others with their courage, warmth and dedication to creating a world without cancer.
“I’m grateful for Mirati’s continued partnership in supporting Padres Pedal the Cause which brings together thousands of participants each year to raise money for life saving cancer research,” said Anne Marbarger, chief executive officer, Curebound. “A sincere thank you to Team Mirati for all you do to positively impact the lives of cancer patients, their families and our San Diego community, and for bringing so much team spirit while you do it!”