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The ALS Association Honors Booz Allen Hamilton With the Inaugural Partnership for Success Award
Date:9/15/2009

CALABASAS HILLS, Calif., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Booz Allen Hamilton, a leading business strategy and technology consulting firm, is the recipient of The ALS Association's inaugural Partnership for Success Award for the firm's longtime support and involvement in the fight against Lou Gehrig's Disease.

The award, which recognizes a corporate partner for supporting and advancing the mission and vision of The Association, was presented in Leesbury, Va., on September 14 during a Booz Allen Hamilton employee golf tournament that benefitted the DC/MD/VA Chapter of The Association.

"Receiving this award in recognition of the support that Booz Allen employees have provided to The ALS Association is a great honor for our firm," said Ken Wiegand, a partner at Booz Allen Hamilton and a member of The Association National Board of Trustees. "We are proud of our work and the efforts our employees have made to help improve the lives of people living with ALS."

A partner of The Association since 2000 after one of its employees, Craig Miller, was diagnosed with the progressive, neurodegenerative disease ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), Booz Allen Hamilton was selected as the first recipient of the award for its work in several areas that have strengthened the organization's service to the ALS community.

Topping the list of reasons was the extensive, groundbreaking pro bono work Booz Allen Hamilton performed in raising the stature of The Association's national signature fundraising event, the Walk to Defeat ALS(R), and transforming it into a model of success that has widespread effectiveness in the effort to fund care for people with ALS and for research. Booz Allen Hamilton is a national sponsor of the Walk to Defeat ALS.

"As the chief architect of the Walk to Defeat ALS, Booz Allen Hamilton has strengthened the ability of The Association to continue cari
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