Together with more than 1000 other participants, 20 employees from BNP Paribas Investment Partners participated in the Amsterdam City Swim on September 9th. They all succeeded in swimming 2028 meters in the Amstel river and the canals of Amsterdam and by doing so raised money and awareness for the ALS Foundation.
ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is an incurable motor-neuron disease causing progressive weakness and muscle atrophy, ultimately leading to death. As the cause of ALS is still a mystery, expensive research is necessary.
The goal of the Amsterdam City Swim is to raise funds for research and create awareness for ALS leading to a better quality of life and care for those affected by ALS.
BNP Paribas Investment Partners was one of the main sponsors of the first edition of the special event, which raised more than € 730,000 for the ALS Foundation. The weather was magnificent and lots of spectators came out to cheer on the swimmers making their way through the city!