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Local Credit Unions Raise Over $18,000 for the American Cancer Society

Posted by brichards on June 26, 2014

 

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Local Credit Unions Raise Over $18,000 for the American Cancer Society

Credit Unions United for a Cause (CUFAC) joined together to take action and fight back against cancer at their local American Cancer Society Relay For Life event at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on Friday, June 13th, 2014.

The Relay for Life movement features community events that offer an inspiring opportunity to honor cancer survivors, promote how individuals can reduce their cancer risk, and raise money to help end cancer. Today, with the support of thousands of volunteers, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day.

Ball State Federal Credit Union, First County Federal Credit Union, Industrial Centre Federal Credit Union, and PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union, all members of CUFAC, raised $18,328 (so far) for Relay for Life. In addition to various fundraisers held at each credit union prior to the event, CUFAC sold lemonade the night of Relay, with each credit union taking a shift to man the stand, then donating the money to Relay. Each credit union had team shirts with the same logo but different colors to represent the individual credit unions. Combined, the credit unions had 89 team members registered for the Relay for Life event.

Last year, the group raised $11,500 for Relay for Life.

To learn more about Credit Unions United for a Cause, you can visit www.facebook.com/creditunionsunited.

 

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Some of the team members from Credit Unions United for a Cause pose for a photo at Relay for Life of Delaware County, at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on Friday, June 13th, 2014. The group raised over $18,000 for the American Cancer Society.

 

Credit Unions United for a Cause is a CO-OP of credit unions in Delaware County whose purpose is to support local causes in the Delaware County Community through volunteer and fundraising efforts while educating about the credit union difference.

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