Dart Employees Rally to Support The ALS Association, MN/SD/ND Chapter


Dart Employees Rally to Support The ALS Association, MN/SD/ND Chapter

Dart Employees Rally to Support The ALS Association, MN/SD/ND Chapter

Earlier this fall, Dart employees came together in support of a common cause: finding a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – better known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. This rare disease attacks the central nervous system and can take victims by completely by surprise.  While medication can help discomfort or slow down the disease, there is no known cure at this time. Many at Dart have been affected first hand by the unmerciful disease, and that is why they came together to fundraise to help find a cure.

During the month of August, Dart hosted an ice cream sundae social where money raised went directly to The ALS Association, MD/SD/ND Chapter. Dart employees also had the opportunity to purchase special stickers to wear casual clothes on the days where business casual dress is required. The combination of these two sales, combined with the generosity of Dart ownership, raised a whopping $2,000 in just two weeks.

Jennifer Hjelle, Executive Director of The ALS Association, MN/SD/ND Chapter, was touched to hear about the news of Dart’s corporate donation. “The ALS Association would not exist without the support of our sponsors and community leaders like Dart Transit Company. Individuals and families facing ALS are forced to confront myriad physical, emotional and financial challenges on a daily basis, and it's an important piece of our mission to provide services free of charge to those in need. Dart's sponsorship and generous contribution to the Walk to Defeat ALS mean more people will receive the help they need in the form of durable medical equipment, speech generating devices, and respite care. We are so grateful to have Dart Transit Company and their compassionate team on our side,” said Hjelle.

Inside the walls of Dart, the opportunity to support The Association came with excitement as the disease has touched many lives of Dart employees. Michelle Horn, Logistics Account Manager at Dart Advantage Logistics, not only supported The Association financially, but also participated in the annual Walk to Defeat ALS in St. Paul, Minnesota, this year. "I participated because I like getting involved in work events. It’s great way to spend time with coworkers outside of a work environment. I really appreciate that Dart is a corporate contributor because I think it’s important to give back to the community, especially to those who are affected by a life-long condition and help support their families," Horn explained.

Dart is grateful to be a contributor to an organization like The ALS Association, MN/SD/ND Chapter. Its mission and cause is commendable, and The ALS Association is there to help support those who are both directly and indirectly victimized by the disease. We look forward to partnering with them again in 2019 and beyond.

If you would like to learn more about The ALS Association, please visit their website.

If you would like to make a donation to The ALS Association, MN/SD/ND Chapter – you can make checks out to “The ALS Association, MN/SD/ND Chapter” and send it to the following mailing address:

The ALS Association, MN/SD/ND Chapter

Attn: Gary A. Shipp, Development Manager

333 North Washington Avenue, Suite #105

Minneapolis, MN 55401

A Group from Dart who helped raise funds for The ALS Association.

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