Chelsea Groton Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge, Donates $1,500 to ALS Research
Challenge: accepted. Chelsea Groton Bank accepted a local bank’s friendly challenge to raise awareness for ALS research. Led by President and CEO Michael Rauh, more than 70 employees joined together to participate in the challenge. In addition to getting soaked for a good cause, Chelsea Groton Foundation donated $1,000 to the CT Chapter of the ALS Association and $500 to the ALS Soccer Cup in New London and called out the big national banks to match the donation proportionately. Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V88AfaHnwzg to check out their challenge.
“In our 160 years of business, Chelsea Groton has never shied away from a challenge or responsibility so it was natural for us to join together, grab our buckets of ice water and answer the call,” remarked Michael Rauh. “For us, it’s all about investing in the communities we serve to improve the quality of life for all.”
Since July 29, the ice bucket challenge has raised more than $100 million, donated by 3 million people, tofund cutting-edge research as well as care and support to people living with the disease. To learn more about ALS association and the ice bucket challenge, visit www.alsa.org/about-als/