Louisiana FCU raises $2,600 for the cure

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 26, 2011

LaPlace – In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, employees of Louisiana Federal Credit Union raised $2,600 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The funds were collected by dressing down in pink attire and by hosting a sweet auction. The live auction, which took place at a staff meeting, featured baked goods donated by employees. Staff members placed bids on cakes, cookie bouquets, brownies and more. They raised over $1,400 in less than an hour. “Breast cancer affects so many women – and men, too,” said Louisiana FCU Chief Administrative Officer Mia Perez. “Every penny we can raise to help bring awareness to such a violent disease is one step closer to a cure. As an organization, we’re proud to support that.”

In addition to their fundraising efforts, Louisiana FCU partnered with members of Louisiana Credit Union League to form a team for the 15th Anniversary Race for the Cure. The race, held on Oct. 22 in City Park, featured a 1 mile walk and a 5K race. The team was made up of 200 employees and volunteers from credit unions across the state.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure has invested more than $1.9 billion over the past 29 years toward saving lives, empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and fulfilling a promise to end breast cancer forever.

Louisiana Federal Credit Union is a full-service not-for-profit financial institution serving over 22,000 members in the River Parishes and Tangipahoa Parish area.