GlobalData’s Burlington Office Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge in Support of ALS Awareness
19 Aug 2014
Several brave members of GlobalData’s Burlington office have participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
Ten representatives from GlobalData’s healthcare team poured buckets of freezing cold water over themselves in a bid to help raise awareness of ALS, a disease which attacks the nerves and muscles and has a worldwide incidence of about two cases per 100,000 people.
Kyle Nicholson, GlobalData’s Analyst covering Neurology, was among the team who made a splash in aid of the ALS Association.
He commented: “We decided to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge because the ALS community needs our help. Being a rare disease, each donation made during this drive will go a long way in helping to fund ALS research and drug development, but more importantly, our group’s involvement helps to show ALS patients and their families that they have our support.”
GlobalData has expressed its full endorsement of the challenge and has pledged to match donations made by its employees.
Jim Coutcher, GlobalData’s Global Director of Therapy Research and Analysis, said: “ALS is a devastating disease without treatment to reverse or halt its progression. As such, funding is necessary not only for continued research, but also to support ALS patients, whose needs become an increasing financial burden.
“We at GlobalData strive to support such causes for the diseases we study so closely. We hope to see the day when one of the pipeline drugs becomes the cure.”
Following their successful completion of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, the team in Burlington has nominated GlobalData’s offices in New York and London to be the next to participate.
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