Chugach Alaska Corporation Team Receives Award For Most Money Earned in Support of 2015 Alaska Run For Women
(Anchorage, Alaska) – The 2015 Alaska Run for Women awarded the Chugach Alaska Corporation (Chugach) team for “Most Money Raised” in support of the annual event. The Chugach team raised $8,109 in donations, and garnered a team of 183 participants, consisting of Chugach employees, as well as their friends and family members.
Chugach has sponsored the Alaska Run for Women for the past several years, which brings together participatnts from across the state with a shared vision of raising money for and awareness of breast cancer and women’s health. Chugach’s team captains who championed the company-wide campaign include Executive Vice President of Finance Angie Astle and Executive Vice President of Administration Gail Forrest.
"Our employees are avidly dedicated to many philanthropic causes, and the Alaska Run for Women has always been a feature event which our employees look forward to every year,” said Gail Forrest, EVP of Administation. “Last year we had about 50 participants, and this year we decided to throw down the gauntlet to double that participation level. Little did we know that we would more than triple it. Our employees really care, and their support of this cause on an ongoing basis is a tangible example of this commitment. I am honored to be a part of this great team.”
Chugach’s business is is intimately tied to the Alaska community, where its corporate headquarters and a majority of its Alaska Native shareholders are located. One of Chugach’s core employee behaviors is a commitment to build community through volunteer work, charitable donations and community engagement with organizations like the Alaska Run for Women.
About Chugach Alaska Corporation: Established in 1972 under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), Chugach Alaska Corporation exists to serve the interests of the Alaska Native people of the Chugach region through profitability, celebration of our heritage and ownership of our lands. We represent more than 2,500 Aleut, Eskimo and Indian shareholders, and we work to provide opportunities through responsible management of our lands, businesses and assets. Chugach strives to fulfill its mission through developing operational businesses that provide wide-ranging services for federal and commercial clients including facilities management and maintenance, construction, technical and IT, oil and gas and education services. Learn more at www.chugach.com.
About Alaska Run for Women: Established in 1993, the Run for Women’s mission is to raise money for and awareness of breast cancer and women’s health, and to showcase the talents of Alaska’s women athletes. This is accomplished through: an annual women's run/walk event that serves as a vehicle for fundraising, participation, awareness and competition, and grant making to organizations concerned with breast cancer research, education, outreach, prevention and early detection. Learn more at www.akrfw.org.