At Exact Sciences, teamwork threads through all we do in our offices and labs. It also extends beyond our walls and into our communities. 
The corporate volunteer movement Team Exact Sciences creates opportunities throughout the year for employees to personalize the ways they give back. One of its initiatives, Move With Purpose, helps employees get active in ways that support community partners.  
Exact Sciences covers entry fees for employees taking part in a Move With Purpose event. More than 160 employees have participated in 2023. 
“When we show up this way, through physical activity in the places where we live and work, we compound our positive impact,” says Joe Webb, wellness senior manager at Exact Sciences. “These events benefit not only our communities but our teams and ourselves as individuals. Everybody wins.” 
It’s especially meaningful when employees and their families connect with community partners and organizations that fit within the Exact Sciences cancer-fighting mission, Webb says. 
In 2023, employees gave their time at Move With Purpose events in many Exact Sciences communities: 
Madison, Wis.
What: UW Carbone Race for Research
For: UW Health Carbone Cancer Center
Recap: Fundraising for this June 5K run at UW-Madison’s cross-country course totaled more than $70,000 for adult and pediatric cancer research. Carbone aims to be the driving force for research, prevention, and treatment initiatives critical to defeating cancer in Wisconsin and around the world.
“Most memorable was the family that spoke right before the race began,” says Rhonda Jensen, a people operations specialist at Exact Sciences. “We know why we participate and donate to events like these, but nothing compares to hearing about people’s individual cancer journeys and how these events can help families.”
What: South Central Wisconsin More Than Pink Walk
For: Susan G. Komen®
Recap: Walkers gathered in June on park-like Willow Island at Alliant Energy Center. Together, they raised $138,000 to support breast cancer programs. Founded in 1982 and named after the sister of its founder, the organization has invested more than $3.5 billion in breast cancer research, community outreach, advocacy, and programming.
Colleen Zagone, an Exact Sciences environmental health and safety specialist, says she appreciated being able to connect with colleagues while supporting a good cause. “Hearing stories from those who have been affected by breast cancer helped to reiterate the importance of what we're doing every day at Exact Sciences,” she says.
Marshfield, Wis.
What: Great Strides Walk
For: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Recap: A 5K walk at Wildwood Park supported the foundation’s goal of finding a cure and giving all people with cystic fibrosis the chance to live long, healthy lives. The May event raised nearly $23,000 in donations.
“When selecting a local event to sponsor, it was easy for the Exact Sciences PreventionGenetics team to decide on the Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Walk,” says Emily Erbst, senior administrative assistant. “We are all excited to see the advancements in treatment for this genetic disease that affects so many individuals locally and around the world. Walking alongside colleagues and friends and supporting those present who walk this road daily was uplifting. This event encouraged me to continue participating in more walks to raise awareness and funds for other foundations.”
San Diego, Calif.
What: Walk to End Colon Cancer
For: Colorectal Cancer Alliance
Recap: Walkers and their furry friends gathered at Cancer Survivors Park to support the largest and oldest national organization focused on ending colorectal cancer. The August event raised money to support the alliance’s programs to raise awareness, provide support, and fund research.
Whitney McMasters, an Exact Sciences regional oncogenomic liaison, remembers a great day: “It was so nice to see so many people out to support this mission. The survivor stories were impactful and made the walk so special. It really shows how cancer does not just affect one person but entire families and communities.”

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