Monday, June 11, 2012

Community Financial Teams Raise $21,000 to Fighting Cancer


There are few community events that bring out as much emotion as the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, which celebrates the lives of people who are battling cancer, remembers loved ones lost, and raises funds to fight back against the disease.

There are few community events that we at Community Financial Credit Union are more proud to participate in than our area Relay Events.

This year, we were proud to host Community Financial teams at Relay for Life Events in both Canton and Gaylord.

Our two teams combined raised over $21,000 for the American Cancer Society this year.

“Participating in the Relay, and talking with survivors and family members of those who have battled various forms of cancer is a humbling experience for all of us,” said Sarah Cousineau, marketing manager for Community Financial.  “We are proud to support everyone who has been affected by this disease and work to help find a cure in the near future.”

According to Cousineau, who also served as the Relay for Life of Canton’s Event Chair, the 24-hour event included 65 teams, 861 Relayers and raised over $260,000.  The Otsego County Relay was made up of 37 teams, 142 participants and raised nearly $17,000.

Community Financial is dedicated to supporting the communities it serves.  The credit union does this by supporting community organizations and nonprofit groups, helping teach students and volunteering time at events like the Relay for Life.  The giving continues all year, currently Community Financial is awarding $1,000 a day during their Summer of Sharing Program.

For more information on Community Financial, please visit www.cfcu.org or visit one of our eight convenient locations.

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