ATCO Electric chose Muscular Dystrophy Canada as the featured charity for its annual ATCO EPIC province-wide fundraising and awareness campaign between September 17-28th. ATCO Electric employees chose this year’s featured charity to be Muscular Dystrophy Canada because of stories of how muscular dystrophy has affected the lives of two long time employees and their families.
“Giving back to our communities is a hallmark of ATCO Electric employees,” says Bobbi Lambright, President, Operations, ATCO Electric.” Our employees live and work in their communities, so it’s important to understand the needs of the community and pledge to charities important to them.”
Every year, all nine ATCO companies participate in ATCO EPIC’s fundraising campaign that allows employees to easily pledge to the charities important to them in the communities where they live and work. Fundraising efforts include special events, auctions, friendly team competitions and employee pledges. ATCO pensioners are also invited to participate. All employee donations will be matched by ATCO Electric.
This year, due to the incredibly personal and emotional stories from two fathers affected by muscular dystrophy, employees across the province felt a strong connection to Muscular Dystrophy Canada, the primary reason why this campaign is the strongest ever, say organizers. This year’s campaign had the greatest number of employee and retiree pledge participation for the Feature Charity and the highest amount of money raised.
An astounding $72,000 was raised from special events. Well done ATCO! Thank you!
Terri Tumack is a Fundraising and Community Development Coordinator in Alberta.