Getting diagnosed with ALS is getting a death sentence. The disease causes muscle weakness, paralysis and eventually respiratory failure. It can attack quickly, giving the person only 2-5 years of life after diagnosis, but a few live as many as 10 years. There is only one medication for treating ALS, and that only gives people a few extra months of life.
More research is needed to find more effective treatments for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Since the Ice Bucket Challenge started, participants across the country have donated $50 million for research, at last check.
At 2:30 p.m. today, we did our part to help. The BAT Logistics managers were challenged by Amber Mascarello as part of Physmed, Inc. team’s completion of the challenge. Mascarello is General Manager Ashley Jankowski’s sister. To raise additional funds for ALS, we auctioned off who got to pour the water on each manager and lead.
(left to right: Chuck Kizer, bucket poured by Mike Wajda; Katie Forney, poured by Luke Nastase; Ashley Jankowski, poured by Stephen Sinclair; Krysten Parrish, poured by Eric Damon; Joe Kier, poured by Katy Wilson; and Ralph Blank, poured by Anthony Harder.)
It’s hard to forget the various Bat-accessories- from the Batarang to the Bat Spray Shark Repellent- the Caped Crusader always seems to have on hand.
At BAT, we have a number of accessories- from hoodies to sticky notes- all with the BAT Logistics logo on them. And, while we all have our favorite items, the t-shirts are quite popular with everyone.
It’s enjoyable when two of us are wearing the same color and style (there are a few), but last week four of the guys not only were wearing the same shirt, but ended up sitting next to each other at our June goals celebration dinner last week.
“It was hilarious they all sat next to each other,” Ashley Jankowski said.
This month, a new BAT-accessory will hitting the greens- our very own golf balls! We can’t wait to share them with customers, friends and maybe a few water hazards…
His previous job experience as a driver makes him great at relating to drivers while working at BAT.
The South Omaha native enjoys spending time with his family, skateboarding and watching the Cornhuskers. The most surprising thing about Mike is he has fought in the cage 20 times.