Social Responsibility

Social responsibility is an ethical framework and suggests that an entity, be it an organization or individual, has an obligation to act for the benefit of society at large. Social responsibility is a duty every individual has to perform so as to maintain a balance between the economy and the ecosystems. (Wikipedia)

DocsNetwork supports the following entities:

Pan-Massachusetts Challenge

The Pan-Massachusetts Challenge raises money for life-saving cancer research and treatment at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through an annual bike-a-thon that crosses the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Since its founding in 1980, the PMC has successfully melded support from committed cyclists, volunteers, corporate sponsors and individual contributors. All are essential to the PMC’s goal and model: to attain maximum fundraising efficiency while increasing its annual gift. Our hope and aspiration is to provide Dana-Farber’s doctors and researchers the necessary resources to discover cures for all cancers. The PMC has raised more than $650 mil. for cancer research and in 2018 gave $56 mil. to the Dan-Farber Cancer Institute. 

DocNetwork’s founder is a 34 year rider for the PMC and has raised more than $175,000 to defeat cancer.

Progeria Research Foundation

Progeria is a rare, fatal, “rapid aging” disease. Without the discovery of new treatments, all children with Progeria will die of heart disease at an average age of 14 years. The Progeria Research Foundation (PRF) was founded in 1999 in response to the complete lack of progress being made to help children with Progeria. Our original mission: to discover the cause, treatments and cure for Progeria.

DocsNetwork acknowledges the wisdom of Sam Berns, son of the Foundation founders, and his philosophy for a happy life. Sam’s philosophy is:

First, be OK with what you ultimately can’t do because there is so much you can do.

Second, surround yourself with people you want to be around. 

Third, stay in a forward thinking state of mind. 

Fourth, never miss a party.

We participate in many events supporting the Foundation. Watch Sam’s video and be inspired.