Hadley, MA - UMassFive College Federal Credit Union is proud to be the winner of the first Central MA Business Challenge put forth by the UMass Cancer Walk and Run in 2018. This award recognizes UMassFive employees as the top fundraising team for the UMass Cancer Center in the annual event.
“Team UMassFive”, composed of staff from UMassFive College Federal Credit Union, raised over $24,000 this year in support of the 20th UMass Cancer Walk and Run. All funds are donated directly to the UMass Medicine Cancer Center, which supports cancer research trials and patient care in Central Massachusetts. UMassFive was the top fundraiser out of over 45 businesses that signed on to compete in the Central MA Business Challenge, and the challenge raised an astounding $105,000 collectively. For their efforts, Team UMassFive was awarded a large trophy on behalf of the UMass Cancer Walk and Run. The trophy is set to be on a traveling display tour throughout their five branch locations over the next several months.
Over 50 people walked, ran, and manned a water station as part of Team UMassFive at the 2018 UMass Cancer Walk and Run, held September 30, 2018 at UMass Medical School in Worcester. Team members participated in honor of cancer survivors, and in memory of loved ones who have been lost to cancer. In addition to personal fundraising efforts, staff held raffles, bake sales, candy sales, challenge drives, made and sold crafts, and held other collections to raise money for this cause. Team UMassFive is excited to be on course to surpass a lifetime $100,000 fundraising milestone in 2019 in support of the annual UMass Cancer Walk and Run.