WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroPact Inc., the global leader in Data-First™ Case Management and Business Process Management (BPM) software, is proud to do its part to help find a cure for ALS, commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease, by taking part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at the company's annual family picnic Sept. 6.
Members of MicroPact's Senior Management Team joined dozens of MicroPact Team Members and their families to collectively soak themselves with buckets of ice water while raising money to donate to The ALS Association, the leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to funding research to curing and treating people affected by ALS. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.
"The MicroPact team and our families wanted to do our part and raise money in support of The ALS Association's ongoing fight to beat this devastating disease," said Kris Collo, Founder, President & CEO of MicroPact. "Many of our team members accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge individually and donated money to the cause, but at MicroPact we like to do things as a team so we decided to do this as a team."
The ALS Association's mission includes providing care services to assist people with ALS and their families through a network of chapters working in communities across the nation and a global research program focused on the discovery of treatments and eventually a cure for the disease.
"The generosity of individuals and companies such as MicroPact has been overwhelming during the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge," said Barbara Newhouse, President and CEO of The ALS Association. "We are proud to have MicroPact Vice President Marty Herbert serving on our National Board of Trustees, and we are tremendously grateful for his and the company's commitment to raising funds for and awareness of ALS."
For nearly two decades, MicroPact has focused on engineering web-based, commercial off the shelf (COTS) solutions for US Government agencies and Fortune 500 corporations. Today MicroPact solutions serve 97% of federal agencies with 500 or more employees, and enjoy a 96% annual renewal rate.