CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA), the software company empowering customer engagement at the world’s leading enterprises, today announced the results of its joint fundraising efforts with music icon and cancer survivor Sheryl Crow. This effort raised more than $270,000 for Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a division of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, dedicated to accelerating the pace of groundbreaking cancer research to get new therapies and treatments to patients quickly and save lives now.
The fundraising drive took place during PegaWorld 2017, Pega’s annual conference in Las Vegas from June 4-7, with the help of Ms. Crow, who performed during PegaWorld and helped promote the initiative. All donations raised were matched dollar-for-dollar by Pega and the Trefler Foundation.
Cancer claims millions of lives every year and impacts even more. As the number of new cases is expected to rise by approximately 70 percent over the next two decades, initiatives like SU2C are critical in working toward a world with more long-term survivors. SU2C has brought together more than 1,200 scientists from 144 institutions to fund 20 “Dream Teams” and seven translational research teams. SU2C-funded researchers have planned, launched, or completed more than 170 clinical trials.
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“As cancer continues to devastate our communities, speed is of the essence in the uphill battle against this vicious disease,” said Alan Trefler, founder and CEO, Pegasystems. “We’re proud to have the chance to support an initiative making such strides in bringing innovative treatments to patients as rapidly as possible and look forward to witnessing the groundbreaking work that Stand Up To Cancer will continue in the future.”
“We are incredibly grateful for this generous donation to support Stand Up To Cancer’s innovative cancer research,” said Lisa Paulsen, Stand Up To Cancer co-founder. “Each dollar counts as we work toward turning every patient diagnosed with cancer into a long-term survivor, and we thank Pega and Sheryl Crow for their fundraising efforts.”
“I’d like to thank everyone in the Pega community and beyond that contributed to this important initiative,” said Sheryl Crow. “Organizations like Stand Up To Cancer are closing the gap to a cure and quickly putting treatment in the hands of those most in need.”
Pegasystems Inc. is the leader in software for customer engagement and operational excellence. Pega’s adaptive, cloud-architected software – built on its unified Pega® Platform – empowers people to rapidly deploy, and easily extend and change applications to meet strategic business needs. Over its 30-year history, Pega has delivered award-winning capabilities in CRM and BPM, powered by advanced artificial intelligence and robotic automation, to help the world’s leading brands achieve breakthrough business results. For more information on Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA) visit www.pega.com.
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