During the week of August 25th, AlphaSights employees across three of our global locations - Hong Kong, London, and New York - accepted the #IceBucketChallenge and came together to #StrikeOutALS. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, attacks the motor neurons or nerves, causing muscle atrophy. It can inflict anyone, and there is no cure.
The challenge, which spread like wildfire across social media during the past couple of months, has succeeded in raising both money and awareness for ALS. According to the BBC, from July 29th to August 28th this year, "ALS received $98.2m - compared with $2.7m donated during the same period last year."
AlphaSights matched all employee donations dollar for dollar. We are glad we could help raise money for the ALS Association and increase awareness of this terrible disease. A global effort at AlphaSights to support a global cause!
Click here to see us take the challenge: #AlphaSightsStrikesOutALS