“A Pink Evening in Boston with SIAA,” a 90-minute event at the Boston Marriott at Copley Place, raised over $70,000 for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. This was the second consecutive year for the fundraiser; SIAA raised over $50,000 at last year’s event to fight cancer.
“Breast cancer is a horrible disease that affects women everywhere – no family is immune from it,” said Matt Masiello, Executive Vice President and COO of SIAA. “The Pink Evening increases awareness and inspires people to contribute in order to find a cure and provide treatment to those facing this insidious disease. The generosity we’ve seen from SIAA’s master agencies and strategic partner companies across the country has been outstanding.”
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the event kicked off SIAA’s (Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance) 46th National Business Meeting with over 350 insurance professionals from across the country, including insurance company executives, wearing pink to the event. SIAA offered a $10,000 match in relation to donations given by the end of the 3-day event.
“We are very grateful for the support of SIAA and this 2nd annual event, which raised over $70,000 for patient research and care, specifically benefiting women’s cancers,” said Katherine Bahrawy, Assistant Director of Special Events at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. “It was a wonderful night where we celebrated, came together and fundraised for a good cause.”
Founded in 1948, Dana-Farber provides expert, compassionate care to children and adults and is home to groundbreaking cancer discoveries.
SIAA is the largest national alliance of independent insurance agencies in the country. Its member agencies write more than $7.4 billion of total in-force premium. SIAA is dedicated to the creation, retention and growth of the independent insurance agency distribution system. To learn more about SIAA, visit siaa.net.