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Biocom California Gives Back

Ocean Discovery Institute Habitat Restoration

In June 2019, Biocom participated in a hands-on habitat restoration in Manzanita Canyon in City Heights, San Diego. We had the opportunity to learn about the local canyon ecosystem, how to improve the quality of urban natural spaces and how the maintenance of  important watersheds directly impacts our ocean and coast. The event was held at ODI’s Living Lab, a world-class educational facility created in partnership with the San Diego Unified School District. The lab enables Ocean Discovery to “reach all 10,000 children in this community, increase quality and frequency of programming, and expand the roles of families, teachers, and mentors. Most importantly, the Living Lab encourages City Heights students to further explore science and conservation as they grow their educational and career goals.”

Learn more about Ocean Discovery Institute here.

Moores Cancer Center Luau & Legends of Surfing Invitational

In August 2018, Biocom team members participated in the Luau & Legends of Surfing Invitational in La Jolla, CA benefiting the Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health.

It’s 25th year as a staple event, Moores Cancer Center Luau & Legends of Surfing Invitational has become one of the most successful surfing fundraisers and has donated over eight million dollars to the Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health.

The competition places an emphisis on supporting the cause of finding novel solutions to cure cancer and improve patient lives, and Biocom looks forward to participating in this event for many years to come.

Learn more about the event here.

Great Strides – Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

In May of 2018, Biocom staff members participated in Great Strides – Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Moonlight Beach walk. From Great Strides: “For more than 30 years, Great Strides – the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s largest national fundraising event – has supported the Foundation’s mission to cure cystic fibrosis and raise awareness for this rare, genetic, life-shortening disease that makes it difficult to breathe and shortens lives.

Great Strides provides a fantastic opportunity for family, friends, students, and colleagues to come together and make a difference in the lives of people with CF. The event harnesses the power of people with a shared vision and encourages collaboration, team building, and leadership, as we collectively take steps to find a cure.”

Lean more about CFF Great Strides here.

Feeding San Diego

In December 2017, Biocom joined Feeding San Diego to help prepare donated food to be distributed to thousands of local families in need ahead of the holiday season.

Founded in 2007, Feeding San Diego is the leading hunger-relief organization in the county, distributing healthy food with dignity to San Diego residents struggling with hunger. The non-profit organization, funded by philanthropic and community support, is devoted to feeding the hungry, advocacy and education.

FSD is committed to solving hunger in our communities and informing the public on the issues of food insecurity, nutrition and poverty. We fight hunger locally by working hand-in-hand with partner agencies, local school districts, corporate partners and a network of volunteers to serve 63,000 children, families and seniors in need each week (www.feedingsandiego.org).

Biocom at Feeding San Diego

Alzheimer’s San Diego Balboa Walk

In 2016, Biocom team members participated in the Alzheimer’s San Diego Balboa Walk to raise funds and awareness for ending Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s San Diego places a focus on Alzheimer’s care and cure and takes a dynamic approach to the disease–there is no one-size-fits-all approach to dementia caregiving.

As an organization focused on accelerating life science in California, Biocom is proud to support Alzheimer’s San Diego education and support programs which help ease the emotional, physical, psychological, and financial burdens of managing the disease, while we treat each individual and family with dignity and compassion.

Learn more about Alzheimer’s San Diego here.

Odyssey Teams – Helping Hands

During our 2015 Biocom summer staff event, we had the unique opportunity to participate in Odyssey Teams, Inc.’s Helping Hands iniative. Biocom staff members made functional prosthetic hands needed by developing countries around the globe.

Odyssey Teams have built and donated over 20,000 bicycles, 30,000 prosthetic hands, hundreds of playhouses, and thousands of skateboards to those in need. Their philanthropic recipients are in more than 78 countries.

With several programs that help bring solutions and care to patients who need it most, Odyssey Teams is an example of an organization playing a key role in the life science industry by inspiring the future and finding novel solutions for polulations around the globe.

You can learn more about the program here.

Padres Pedal the Cause

In 2015, Biocom team members helped “Pedal the Cause” by biking in the San Diego Padres program to benefit cancer research. San Diego is a leading cluster in California’s life science industry and oncology is a key aspect of the state’s research and solution discovery.

About the program: Padres Pedal the Cause provides funding for the finest collaborative research teams at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego. It is our goal that research funded by Padres Pedal the Cause will lead to increased survivorship and ultimately, cures for cancer.

In the past five years, Padres Pedal the Cause has donated more than $7.1 million to fund 42 local cancer research projects in San Diego. We provide funding for all types of cancer research, with grants awarded fund to explorative discovery research for lung, pancreatic, breast, colorectal, pediatric, ovarian, melanoma, gastrointestinal, alongside universal studies that will benefit multiple kinds of cancer.

Learn more about Padres Pedal the Cause here.