Municipal Credit Union donates $5,000 towards Brooklyn Hospital Center’s Fight Against Cancer
NEW YORK, NY (August 13, 2018) — As part of the first MCU Shoot For A Cure event, Municipal Credit Union (MCU) has donated $5,000 to the Brooklyn Hospital Center’s Fight Against Cancer. During a ceremony outside Brooklyn Borough Hall today, MCU Acting President/CEO Norman Kohn, who was joined by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and representatives of the Brooklyn Cyclones and St. John’s University, made the donation to the Brooklyn Hospital Center to support its effort to bring colon cancer screenings to high-risk areas.
More than 5,000 people participated in the week-long MCU Shoot For A Cure by shooting a basketball and signing the Wall of Remembrance in support of their loved ones who have been affected by the disease. Participants included employees of many NYC departments and community partners, including the NYCDOE, NYPD, FDNY, NYC Votes, St. John’s University, the UFT, and the Brooklyn Hospital Center.
“We are proud to work with Borough President Eric Adams, Brooklyn Hospital and our other partners this week to host MCU Shoot For a Cure and bring awareness to the fight against colon cancer and positively impact the lives of Brooklyn residents,” said MCU Acting President/CEO Norman Kohn as he presented the $5,000 check to Brooklyn Hospital. “Giving back to the community with events like MCU Shoot For A Cure ties back to our mission and purpose as a credit union – people helping people. We are committed to continuing to live our mission through programs like these in our local communities.”
“I’m so grateful for MCU’s corporate citizenship, as we team up to take on colon cancer,” said Borough President Adams. “In partnership with The Brooklyn Hospital Center, which helped us make free screenings available this past March as part of our #NoButtsAboutIt campaign, we can take meaningful strides toward ensuring all Brooklynites take control of their health.”
Brooklyn Cyclones Assistant General Manager Gary Perone, MCU Vice President of Business Development/Member Relations Corey Fernandes, Brooklyn Hospital Center’s Dr. Madhavi Reddy, MCU Acting President/CEO Norman Kohn, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Brooklyn Hospital Center President Gary Terrinoni participate in a check presentation on the final day of the week-long MCU Shoot For A Cure at Brooklyn Borough Hall. MCU’s donation will support free colon cancer screenings in high-risk areas.
MCU Acting President/CEO Norman Kohn and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams sign the Wall of Remembrance at the MCU Shoot for the Cure event outside of Brooklyn Borough Hall. More than 5,000 New Yorkers participated in the week-long event and signed the Wall of Remembrance in honor of those fighting or who have fought cancer.
About Municipal Credit Union
Municipal Credit Union is the oldest credit union in New York State and one of the oldest and largest in the country. Established in 1916 and headquartered in New York City, today MCU has assets of more than $3.0 billion and offers a full range of financial services to its more than 550,000 members. MCU is an equal opportunity lender, and deposits are federally insured to at least $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), a U.S. government agency. For more information about Municipal Credit Union, visit www.nymcu.org.