August25

Check Out The Shepley ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

Shepley IBC

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is soaking the nation! And Shepley is no exception. We received a number of challenges, from employees and customers, so took the dare and soaked some of our team members! Check it out on YouTube “shepleywood ALS Ice Bucket Challenge”.

We had fun joining the ranks of chilled, wet philanthropists, raising funds for ALS. But more importantly, we take the “raising funds” part seriously—so Shepley is matching all employee donations to ALS, in hopes of finding a cure.  We challenge all the other lumber companies in Massachusetts to do the same!

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.

Currently, there is only one drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat ALS, which only modestly extends survival by two to three months. Consequently, ALS is 100 percent fatal. In addition to acclimating to the challenges that come with losing control of voluntary muscle movement, people with the disease progressively lose their ability to eat, speak, walk, and eventually breathe.

The ALS Association has received over $4 million from the Ice Bucket Challenge. That’s more than four times what they raised during the same period in 2013! Join the fight. Raise funds. Raise awareness.

Shepformation... The Shepley Newletter

  • Civic Rent: Beer for a Good Cause

    Where to Buy Civic Rent is a limited edition lager

    Read More
  • COVID-19 Response & Updates

    At Shepley, nothing is more important to us than t

    Read More
  • Pay It Forward with House Wine at Luke’s

    Inspired by Shepley Wood Products & Barnstable

    Read More
  • Class of 2020 Flyover wins PRISM Award

    We are excited to share that Shepley Wood Products

    Read More

Newsletter Sign Up

Central Location:

Hyannis Office

216 Thornton Drive, Hyannis, MA 02601
Phone: 508-862-6200
Toll-free: 800-227-7969
Facsimile: 508-862-6012
Directions

Shepley Showcase

75 Ben Franklin Way, Hyannis, MA 02601
Phone: 508-862-6228
Toll-free: 877-909-7227
Facsimile: 508-862-6047
Directions

Nantucket Office

6 Lovers Lane, Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone: 508-325-0400
Facsimile: 508-325-0359
Directions

Wellfleet Office

2238 Route 6, Wellfleet, MA 02667
Phone: 508-349-2280
Facsimile: 508-349-3078
Directions