In 2009 John Hancock began a partnership with Best Buddies. Since then, hundreds of employees have participated in the Best Buddies Challenge Hyannis Port. This five-star charity event takes place along Massachusetts’ South Shore to Cape Cod. Participants can choose from a 20, 50, or 100 mile bike ride or a 5k run. To date, John Hancock has raised nearly one million dollars for this mission. Additionally, John Hancock is a proud partner in the Best Buddies Jobs program, a program dedicated to securing jobs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In 2015 John Hancock was honored with the Employer of the Year Award, given to a company for its work in making employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities a reality.
Founded in 1989 by Anthony Kennedy Shriver, Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Best Buddies is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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