Abraxas employees took on the #ALSicebucketchallenge
in a big way, with 23 team members dousing themselves in unison.
“One of our employees was challenged and suggested we open it up to the whole team,” said partner Renee McParlan. “This is just one more example of how working together helps raise awareness and results in contributions towards important causes.”
Renee joined her colleagues who took the Challenge on August 21. With a video camera rolling, 23 of our team members dumped ice and water over their heads—appropriately, using plastic-lined record storage boxes.
“I’ve never felt something so cold in my life!” Renee said. “But it was fun to do for a worthy cause. I’m really proud of our team for taking the Challenge. It’s a great fit with our Giving Back commitment.”
One of the core values at Abraxas, Giving Back
promotes volunteer opportunities and philanthropy for social areas that matter to employees and their community.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is a neurodegenerative condition, commonly called Lou Gehrig’s disease, that results in paralysis and death. An estimated 30,000 Americans have ALS. The Ice Bucket Challenge
became a social media phenomenon this summer; individuals challenge others to donate to ALS research or pour a bucket of ice water over their heads. (Many people do both.) Through August 21, the ALS Association reported receiving $41.8 million in donations through the Challenge.