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The CEO Soak fundraising finale has begun with the ALS Rhode Island chapter exceeding their original goal of $75,000 due to the outpouring of support from the corporate community in the state.
AMICA Insurance has raised over $41,000 with their CEO Soak team. The top ten fundraising teams will be featured on NBC 10 on August 5 when the grand CEO Soak finale will be featured.
The companies currently in the top ten include AMICA Insurance, Neighborhood Health Plan of RI, DiGregorio Construction and Insperity.
Funds raised through the CEO Soak will support local ALS care service programs and vital research in the search for new treatments and a cure.
“The support and excitement we have seen for the CEO Soak among the business community has been inspiring and truly outstanding,” says Beth Flanagan, executive director of the ALS Association RI Chapter. “We are excited to show the country how dedicated the Ocean State is in the fight against ALS.”
Today’s event with the Governor and Secretary of State at the RI State House has been canceled.
July is being recognized as Ice Bucket Challenge Month and today there will be a recognition event at the Boston Seaport to remember Pete Frates and the iconic event that has raised so many millions for ALS research.
Rhode Islanders can support the event by visiting http://web.alsa.org/ceosoakri and making a donation today!
About the CEO Soak
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Re-Imagined! Get soaked at home, at the office, the pool, the beach- anywhere! Join us for this opportunity to be a part of the 1st Annual CEO Soak Rhode Island and support the ALS community. This Corporate Engagement Opportunity is open to all businesses, small and large, in any industry in Rhode Island.
About ALS Rhode Island
Each year, The ALS Association Rhode Island Chapter serves nearly 100 people living with ALS. Through the highest quality patient care services, international research programs, and fearless advocacy efforts, we are working to provide help and hope to people living with ALS and their families. The ALS Association provides a range of services such as equipment loans, medical transportation, respite care, support groups and multi-disciplinary care the the Louise Wilcox ALS Clinic.