American First Credit Union named top sponsor for Relay for Life of La Habra

BREA, CA (August 25, 2016) — American First Credit Union reached a new milestone with the American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay for Life of La Habra. With the help of their members and associates, American First’s contribution of $14,000 raised the event grand total to $24,000.

After an 8-week effort of tirelessly fundraising throughout their branches and corporate office, ACS recognized American First Credit Union as a Jade-level Sponsor during the event at Imperial Middle School. With 64 participants, the credit union also joined the event taking turns to walk laps along with other community teams. “The blue shirts and enthusiasm was noticeable from before the event to the presentation of the large check,” said Taryn McDonald, Community Manager for the American Cancer Society.

“Our members and associates gave generously to make the credit union the top fundraiser group in both dollars and participation,” said Jose Jimenez, Sr. Business Development Officer at American First Credit Union and the 2016 team captain. “Our credit union family and their family members have been affected so it’s personal for us to find a cure and we are doing all we can to see that people affected have more birthdays.”

Since it began in May 1985, the Relay for Life movement has grown into a worldwide phenomenon raising more than $4 billion to fight cancer. The contributions fund research, patient resources and other programs aimed to support those affected by cancer.


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American First Credit Union big check presentation of $14,000 to the American Cancer Society.

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American First adopts the La Habra Relay for Life theme “Give Cancer the Boot” dressing up in western wear.

About American First Credit Union

American First Credit Union is a member-owned, full-service financial cooperative established in 1952. Originally the credit union for grocery store workers, AFCU now serves more than 38,000 members. We welcome individuals who live, work, worship, or attend school in the Orange, Riverside, or San Bernardino Counties and 14 nearby qualifying cities. To learn more about American First Credit Union, call 800-290-1112, visit or follow us on Facebook.


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