UMassFive is proud to announce that its employees have raised over $20,000 for two local non-profits during the fall of 2022. $15,700 was raised in support of the UMass Cancer Center via participation in the UMass Cancer Walk and Run, and $4,800 was raised for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts via participation in Will Bike 4 Food.
A longstanding and top supporter of the UMass Cancer Walk and Run event for over 20 years, UMassFive employees join together as “Team UMassFive” to raise funds for the cause—both personally and in branch locations. In 2022, fundraising efforts included raffle baskets, bake sales, candy sales, and art/jewelry sales. Donations were also sought from Credit Union corporate partners, whose support helps bolster efforts each year. Including the funds raised so far this year, Team UMassFive has raised over $173,000 in donations to the UMass Cancer Center over the lifetime of their participation.
For years now, UMassFive employees have also jumped on their bicycles in support of Will Bike 4 Food, a major fundraising event for the Food Bank of Western Mass. In 2022, six team members worked together to raise $4,800 from supporters, which equates to 18,800 meals for our neighbors in need. At the Will Bike 4 Food event, the team rode 300 total miles for this cause. “We are so proud of our employees for supporting local causes that they care about,” said Cait Murray, Community Outreach Manager at UMassFive. “Together, our team can make a more significant impact than if we all participate in events on our own. These organizations make such a big difference in our communities and we are thrilled to support those efforts.”
Anyone who wishes to support Team UMassFive may donate before the end of 2022 by visiting support.umasscancerwalk.org/umassfive22 or foodbankwma.org/events/will-bike-4-food/ and search for Team UMassFive.