Tropical Financial Credit Union Raises More Than $7,000 for Pembroke Pines Relay For Life

MIRAMAR, FL (March 5,  2013) – Tropical Financial Credit Union,  the largest not-for-profit credit union based in Broward County, FL, and its members, raised more than $7,000 for the recent Relay For Life event in Pembroke Pines.  The money helped organizers surpass their goal of $150,000.

The Pembroke Pines Relay For Life was held March 1- 2 on the track at Walter C. Young Middle School.  More than three dozen teams camped out overnight to bring in money for the American Cancer Society.

Tropical Financial fielded a team of 27 employees plus their families and friends.  They had at least one person always walking the track during the 18-hour time span as a way to remember friends and family stricken by cancer.  Tropical Financial also sponsored the emotional Lumanaria ceremony on Friday night. The ceremony featured candle lighting along the track and a slide show presentation honoring survivors and remembering loved ones who lost their battle with cancer.

“Everyone knows somebody who’s been affected by cancer,” said Tropical Financial co-captain Amy McGraw. “We were glad to do our small part to bring in some much needed dollars to help find a cure. Every little bit helps.”

About Tropical Financial Credit Union
Tropical Financial Credit Union is a non-profit financial institution whose deposits are federally insured. The $555 million institution serves South Florida with nine branches. People who live or work in South Florida’s three counties can join the credit union, which was founded in 1935. For more information on Tropical Financial, visit 

About Relay for Life
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life first started in May 1985, when Dr. Gordy Klatt took the first step of his 24 hour walk around the track in Tacoma, Washington raising $27,000 to support the American Cancer Society. For more information on how you can get involved in Relay visit or call 1-800-227-2345.

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