DuPage Credit Union news release

NAPERVILLE, IL (October 7, 2014) — Most of us have been touched by it in some form or another. Whether we’re battling bravely, blessed by survival or saddened by the loss of someone we love, cancer is something unfortunately many of us deal with.

The word itself evokes fear.

That’s why DuPage Credit Union has made it its mission for the past four years to participate in and raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s I-88 Corporate Relay for Life, so we can help celebrate more birthdays!

“I am truly inspired each year by the dedication of so many to make this event so successful,” said Debbie Lange, Senior Vice President of Support Services.

This year, the I-88 Corporate Relay for Life, presented by Edward Hospital, raised more than $87,000, of which over $5,000 was from the Credit Union’s fundraising activities. Throughout the year, Team Members raised funds through various initiatives including: an in-house Snack Center, luminaire and pastry sales, personal fund-raising efforts and Member donations.

“Our Team truly rises to the occasion,” added Lange, “to contribute to the success of the Relay for Life event.”

The amount raised, helped the Credit Union reach the Silver Fundraising Level.

“We’re excited to once again earn silver status,” said Amy Brandt, Vice President of Business Solutions, “and as always overwhelmed by the generosity of our Members and Team by donating funds and time to help make this a success.”

Also earning accolades during the August 15th event was the Credit Union’s Vice President of Loan Sales, Gail Mosher. She was recognized for raising over $1,300 and reaching the Individual Jade Fundraising Level. “It just makes you feel good inside, to know you had a little part in making that (event total donations) happen.

Mosher applauded the Credit Union as a whole for supporting the American Cancer Society and encouraging its Team Members to support worthwhile causes. “It’s (advocacy) truly a positive aspect of working here,” she added.”

While at the event, over two dozen Credit Union Team Members and their families participated in the event by walking, donating additional dollars through a raffle, dancing and manning the Credit Union’s Cancer Sucks lollipop pull.

“Having a lollipop pull was a fun idea and it was something easy for the kids to do,” said Contact Center Associate Kathy Taylor. “Even if their choice did not have a colored dot, they were happy to receive a lollipop. Everyone was a winner.”

“It was a great night,” added Mosher, “To be part of something so meaningful, to focus on something much bigger than yourself really helps put life in perspective.”

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