The Community First Credit Union team came together for 3 months to get excited and raise funds for Sault Ste. Marie’s annual Relay for Life, supporting the Canadian Cancer Society.
With many of the staff being affected by cancer, the team was large, featuring over 20 individual staff members pitching in to make it a success. Our team was called. “Banking on a Cure” and to support our fundraising efforts we had weekly popcorn days, wore green and jeans on St. Patrick’s Day for $2, sold candy grams and planned some fun Easter-themed fundraising, organized a fun taco lunch on Cinco de Mayo, sold our gently used designer purses, and collected pledges for the event. We even created great team t-shirts which we also sold that said “Who are you walking for?” on the back, and left a place for people to write the name of a loved one, a constant reminder of the reason for Relay For Life.
The experience was unforgettable, and as a team we raised $6,348.80 for the Canadian Cancer Society. The night of the Relay For Life, our staff got involved, hosting a photo booth and selling popcorn at our tent. We are so proud of the accomplishments of our team, and can’t wait for next year! Thank you to OCUF for matching our team’s efforts.