Last week, 35 Cytokinetics employees made time to give back, filling 135 backpacks with school supplies for the fifth – eighth graders attending our after-school program and adding handwritten notes of encouragement, encouraging them to keep working hard and keeping their sights set on college. Based in South San Francisco, Cytokinetics develops therapies to improve muscle function in patients with cardiovascular and neuromuscular diseases. Cytokinetics has been an incredible partner, setting up the faculty room for our 2022 summer program and presenting to our students about careers in the life sciences industry.

Breakthrough also extends our deep appreciation to Life Science Cares Bay Area for orchestrating this event. Since 2016, Life Science Cares has mobilized life science companies and their employees to make a difference in Boston, Philadelphia, San Diego, and now the Bay Area, providing funding, volunteer hours, and other in-kind support to nonprofits working to fight poverty and build a more equitable society. We truly appreciate their partnership and are looking forward to their inaugural Impact Festival on November 3.

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