LOCAL CEO ACCEPTS ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE
John Jamar challenges employees to raise funds for ALS research.
IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. August 22, 2014 – CCI Systems employees took advantage of CEO, John Jamar’s competitive spirit by challenging him to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
CCI employees Lisa Antikanien, Terry Priddy and Jennifer Axley were nominated by fellow employee, Niki Deau, to participate in the national phenomenon sweeping social media, known as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Jamar couldn’t back down from the challenge, especially with the opportunity to help raise funds and create awareness for the neurodegenerative disease.
“I though t it would be a ‘cool’ way to help,” said Jamar. “CCI employees have always stepped up to the plate to help out a good cause, it’s just never been anything like this before.”
Although he admirably accepted, there was a twist. Jamar offered up the opportunity to one employee the chance to pour the bucket of ice water over him. The catch was this, a bidding war. The employee that donated the largest sum of money was the one to do the deed. Naturally the CCI employees welcomed the challenge raising well over their goal of $100.
Jake Shields ended up winning the chance to pour the water over Jamar with his donation of $200.00.
Overall, CCI employees were able to raise a total of $801.00 which will be donated directly to the ALS Association to aid in funding the research to find a cure for the disease.
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About CCI Systems, Inc.
CCI Systems is the nation’s premier start-to-finish solutions provider of communication network services. With nearly 60 years of experience engineering, constructing, integrating, and operating complex networks, CCI Systems is able to deliver flexible, custom solutions for all network platforms. For more information visit,www.ccisystems.com.
About The ALS Association
The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through Certified Treatment Centers of Excellence, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure. For more information about The ALS Association, visit our website atwww.alsa.org.