Chugach Alaska Corporation Team Receives Top Awards for 2016 Alaska Run for Women
(Anchorage, Alaska) – The 2016 Alaska Run for Women awarded Chugach Alaska Corporation (Chugach) first place for having the largest team and raising the most money in support of the annual event. The Chugach team comprised of 245 employees, friends and family members that raised a collective $12,051 in donations.
Chugach has sponsored the Alaska Run for Women for the past several years, which brings together participants from across the state with a shared vision of raising money for and awareness of breast cancer and women’s health.
"Our Chugach family has been affected by breast cancer, so this is personal for us,” said Angie Astle, CFO. “We are proud to support our family, friends and the Alaska community of breast cancer warriors in this fight and plan to continue until we can all run a victory lap.”
Chugach’s business is intimately tied to the Alaska community, where its corporate headquarters and many 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 government, facilities and energy 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.