This was an amazing event for me to participate in because my youngest son has Becker Muscular Dystrophy.
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) September 15, 2010
ICM Document Solutions participated in Phoenix MDA Executive Lock-up to support the national Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Telethon. ICM donated $3,267 towards the fight against the disease and to support the operational efforts of the MDA.
ICM employees, friends, and families raised almost $2,000 in the two weeks prior to the event. ICM Director of Product Development, James Prevallet, raised an additional $1,300 during his four hours working the local telethon. Prevallet was interviewed by the MDA host in order to increase donations and concurrently presented the donated ViewCenter®, ICM’s Document Management Solution, valued at over $50,000, directly during the local Phoenix-based Channel 3 broadcast of the National MDA Telethon on September 6, 2010. Prevallet said, “This was an amazing event for me to participate in because my youngest son has Becker Muscular Dystrophy. The outpouring of love and generosity from ICM co-workers, colleagues and friends created a new hope for a cure for our family.”
As the 45th Annual Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon ended on September 6, 2010, the tote board showed an impressive $58.9 million in donations and pledges for the voluntary health organization's programs of research and services to benefit people with neuromuscular diseases.
The Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon was first broadcast over Labor Day weekend in 1966. “I’m heartened by the unique ability of Americans to help others in need, when they themselves are likely struggling financially,’’ said Lewis, national chairman of the MDA. Kevin Smith, President of ICM, added, “ICM was honored to participate in this event, and proud to have played a role in raising awareness and funding for this excellent cause. We are grateful to everyone who contributed, either financially or through donation of their time.”
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a voluntary health agency -- a dedicated partnership between scientists and concerned citizens aimed at conquering neuromuscular diseases that affect more than a million Americans. MDA combats 43 neuromuscular disorders – including Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also known as ALS and Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Through programs of worldwide research, medical care, program services and far-reaching professional and public health education, MDA has provided the most comprehensive services program of any voluntary health agency since 1950. With national headquarters in Tucson, MDA has more than 220 field offices across the country, sponsors 230 hospital-affiliated clinics and supports nearly 400 research projects around the world.
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ICM Conversions, Inc. (ICM), d.b.a. ICM Document Solutions, is a national provider and leader in scanning and conversion services, engineering services, and Web-based document management solutions. For over 22 years, ICM has grown to provide a suite of products and services to create, convert, manage, and efficiently distribute documents.
With over 800 customers, including Fortune 500 companies and government organizations, ICM offers document scanning, CAD services, technical publications, software development, and forms-processing services. In 2009, ICM Document Solutions was named one of “Inc. 5000’s” Fastest Growing Private Companies.
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