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Boston Marathon Runners Raise $934,285 in 24 Hrs.

John Hancock #GivingTuesday Effort Sets Single-Day Boston Marathon Fundraising Record

 

Boston Marathon Runners Raise $934,285 in 24 Hours

 

BOSTON,
MA (December 1, 2016) John Hancock‰Ûªs second annual #GivingTuesday
campaign set a new single-day Boston Marathon fundraising record. On
#GivingTuesday, a global day of giving celebrated on the Tuesday
following Thanksgiving, $934,285 was raised through 7,717 donations,
surpassing last year‰Ûªs total of $580,881 through 4,291 donations. 

 

The
2016 figures represent a 61% increase in the total raised and an 80%
increase in the number of donations made. Of the $934,285 total,
$812,579 came in through online donations compared to $500, 211 in 2015.
141 different non-profit organizations received donations. All
donations were captured on
CrowdRise, the online platform used for Boston Marathon fundraising.

 

‰ÛÏThis
was an amazing #GivingTuesday campaign that far exceeded our
expectations,‰Û said Thomas Crohan, AVP & Counsel, Corporate
Responsibility & Government Relations. ‰ÛÏWe are proud to play a role,
but these results reflect the amazing dedication of the runners, the
incredible generosity of donors, and the spirit that surrounds the
Boston Marathon. Congratulations to all the runners, and the
organizations they are supporting, for the difference they are making.‰Û

 

For
its part, John Hancock will donate $2,620 to the South Boston
Neighborhood House on behalf of Robert Boyda, for being the top Boston
Marathon fundraiser on CrowdRise on #GivingTuesday. Boyda raised $19,450
for the South Boston Neighborhood House.

 

In
addition, John Hancock will donate $1,000 to the causes of the
following individuals who placed second through tenth in their
fundraising efforts on #GivingTuesday:

 

Matthew Gousie raised $12,745 for Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress  

Jeff Somers raised $11,365 for The American Red Cross of Massachusetts

Lukas Gaffney raised $10,799.00 for Boston Medical Center

Robert Taylor raised $10,000 for The ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter

Brett Gordon raised $10,000 for Project Hope

Nicole Geller raised $8,100 for CYCLE Kids Boston

Chris Menard raised $7,225 for the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation

Hannah Libby raised $7,212 Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries

Kat Sullivan raised $7,080 for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 

 

Finally,
John Hancock pledged to make two $500 donations on behalf of two
individuals who raised at least $1,000 on CrowdRise on #GivingTuesday.
261 runners raised at least $1,000. John Sconyers, running for
Massachusetts General Hospital, and Amy Dresser, running for MetroWest
YMCA, were selected to receive those donations.

 

Runners will continue to fundraise and train as they prepare to participate in the 121st Boston Marathon on April 17, 2017. Visit www.CrowdRise.com/2017BostonMarathon to track their progress.

 

About John Hancock Financial and Manulife

John
Hancock Financial is a division of Manulife, a leading Canada-based
financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and
the United States. Operating as Manulife in Canada and Asia, and
primarily as John Hancock in the United States, the group of companies
offers clients a diverse range of financial protection products and
wealth management services through its extensive network of employees,
agents and distribution partners. Assets under management and
administration by Manulife and its subsidiaries were $966 billion (US
$736 billion) as at September 30, 2016. Manulife Financial Corporation
trades as ‘MFC’ on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under ‘945’ on the SEHK.
Manulife can be found on the Internet at manulife.com.

The
John Hancock unit, through its insurance companies, comprises one of
the largest life insurers in the United States. John Hancock offers and
administers a broad range of financial products, including
life insurance, annuities, investments,  401(k) plans, long-term care insurance, college savings, and other forms of business insurance. Additional information about John Hancock may be found at johnhancock.com.

 

About CrowdRise

CrowdRise
is the world‰Ûªs largest and fastest growing online platform dedicated
exclusively to charitable fundraising. CrowdRise is used by millions of
individuals, tens of thousands of charities, hundreds of companies and
many of the most famous artists and athletes in the world to creatively
leverage their resources and networks to unlock the power of the crowd
to support positive social missions and create massive impact.

 

Founded
by actor Edward Norton, film producer Shauna Robertson and Robert and
Jeffrey Wolfe, CrowdRise has conceived, implemented and powered
campaigns that have raised hundreds of millions of dollars to date. For
more information visit www.CrowdRise.com.

 

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