NWN Carousel, a leading cloud communications service provider, recently sponsored the ninth annual Ice Bucket Challenge to Strike Out ALS at the Massachusetts State House.
The company on Aug. 9 partnered with the family of Ice Bucket Challenge Co-Founder Pete Frates to raise money and awareness for the deadly disease and to also urge local lawmakers to protect the rights of all people with disabilities and their caregivers to work from home.
August was Ice Bucket Challenge Month in Massachusetts. Former Boston College baseball captain Pete Frates is known around the world as the co-creator of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which has raised more than $220 million to fund research for an ALS cure. Frates lost his own lengthy battle with the disease in 2019 at the age of 34.
ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects a person’s motor function and muscle movement.
NWN Carousel presented the Frates family with a $5,000 donation. Then Julie Frates, wife of Pete Frates, counted the participants down: “5-4-3-2-1.” Pete’s parents’ John and Nancy Frates and his young daughter Lucy stood arm in arm, together with NWN staff members and more than a dozen other volunteers — including Boston Red Sox mascot Wally The Green Monster and Boston College mascot Baldwin the Bald Eagle, to dump buckets of ice water over their heads with a collective splash that echoed through the State House to the Boston Common.
NWN Carousel is a leading Cloud Communications Service Provider (CCSP) focused on transforming the customer and employee hybrid work experience for commercial, enterprise and public sector organizations. With over 5,000 customers throughout the U.S., NWN Carousel provides integrated unified communications, security, contact center, managed devices, visual collaboration, and advanced technology solutions—all powered by the Experience Management Platform (EMP).