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UMassFive Staff Raise over $15,600 to Fight Cancer

by Andrea Onyski.

Hadley, MA – UMassFive College Federal Credit Union staff members have raised over $15,600 in 2017 through their participation in the 19th Annual 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.

“We are proud to say UMassFive has supported this event since the beginning,” said Jon Reske, VP of Marketing for UMassFive. “Our continued success is due to an increasing level of participation and enthusiasm from our staff and membership, year over year from all our branches statewide. It is now the largest annual fundraising event that the Credit Union participates in.”

Over 50 staff members participated by walking, running, and manning a water station as part of Team UMassFive at the 2017 UMass Cancer Walk and Run, held September 24, 2017 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 made and sold crafts, hosted bake and candy sales, ran challenge drives and raffles, and held other collections to raise money for this cause. The fundraising drive runs for the second half of the year, and donations are tallied at year end.

Team UMassFive has raised more than $72,000 over the years it has participated in the UMass Cancer Walk and Run.

The UMassFive College Federal Credit Union was established in 1967 and serves the University of Massachusetts as well as the Five College System and over 40 other non-profits, co-ops, and municipalities. A non-profit financial cooperative itself, earnings are returned to the membership in the form of better rates, lower fees, and improved services. UMassFive has over 36,000 members, five branches, assets of over $460 million, and is celebrating our 50th year of member service. For more information about UMassFive College Federal Credit Union, please visit our website at www.umassfive.coop.

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