Mirabito Donates $50,000 to Cure Rare Disease

Mirabito Energy Products and Mirabito Convenience Stores donated $50,000 to Cure Rare Disease, a Boston-based non-profit organization committed to the development of precision medicine therapeutics that combat select rare diseases impacting millions of people nationwide.

Each June, Mirabito holds the Mirabito Golf Classic in Syracuse, N.Y.  The event typically hosts over 300 golfers and business partners over the course of two days. This year, due to COVID-19, what would have been the 30th annual event was cancelled. However, vendor partners, customers and employees joined Mirabito to raise money in support of CRD.

CRD has assembled researchers and clinicians nationwide to develop precision medicine therapeutics for rare, genetic, and fatal diseases like Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), one of eight designated rare diseases on which the non-profit is focusing. The organization and its multidisciplinary approach to developing customized treatments has been inspired by the personal experience of founder and president Rich Horgan. Horgan is a 29-year old Cornell and Harvard MBA graduate—an entrepreneur in healthcare. His family, including his brother Terry, has been impacted by Duchenne muscular dystrophy. 

“We are grateful for Mirabito’s tremendous support as a business that’s not only making a difference in their local community, but for every family touched by a rare disease,” Horgan said.

Mirabito Energy Products CEO Joe Mirabito said, “It has been a privilege to partner with CRD over the years and to get to know the Horgan family. Their commitment to finding cures for each individual and outside-the-box thinking to get there is truly amazing. We believe in their mission and the strategy they are using to make a difference for the millions of people affected by these diseases. We are excited to see what the future holds!”

Family-owned and operated since 1927, the Mirabito Family of Companies, headquartered in Binghamton, N.Y., operates in nine states with multiple divisions including Natural Gas and Electric, Home Energy Products and Services, Wholesale Energy Products and Services, Convenience Stores, and Mirabito Truck Repair.  For more information, visit www.mirabito.com.

Cure Rare Disease is a Boston-based nonprofit biotechnology company founded by Horgan, Blavatnik Life Science Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School who has witnessed three generations of his family affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal, neuromuscular disease. Learn more at www.cureraredisease.org.

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