Teachers Federal Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in the United States with $8.8 billion in assets and more than 420,000 members, announced that it will be the first-ever presenting sponsor of The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Long Island Walk. To demonstrate its commitment to the community and the cause, Teachers is pledging $50,000 to the American Cancer Society.
"Building a strong community is one of Teachers Federal Credit Union's guiding principles," said Teachers’ President and CEO Brad Calhoun. “We are constantly looking to take action alongside organizations that give back and make a difference in our members’ lives. Part of building a stronger community is building a healthier community. That is why we are so proud to further our partnership with the American Cancer Society.”
The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Long Island Walk will be held at Jones Beach State Park on October 16, 2022. In addition to sponsoring the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Long Island Walk, Teachers will also host a fundraiser through collective efforts of employees and members. Throughout the month of October, Teachers employees will form teams to raise funds and volunteer to walk at both the Eastern Long Island walk and the Jones Beach walk. All funds Teachers raises during Breast Cancer Awareness Month will go directly to research with a collective goal to end breast cancer.
“Thanks in large part to decades of work and partners like Teachers Federal Credit Union, a breast cancer diagnosis does not come without hope,” said Vicky Green, National Strategic Director, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer at American Cancer Society. “Our shared vision to build a strong and healthy community allows us to fund research and life-saving care for survivors, thrivers, and caregivers.”
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer has united communities in the fight against this deadly disease and funded breakthrough research, 24/7 support for breast cancer patients, and access to lifesaving screenings for more than two decades. Thanks to the support of the community and organizations like Teachers, the Long Island walk had 45,000 participants and raised $1.8 million toward breast cancer research in 2021. Through its sponsorship of the number one Making Strides event in the country, Teachers is proud of its commitment to building a strong community.
For more information on Teachers community initiatives, please visit teachersfcu.org/about/community.
ABOUT TEACHERS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
Teachers Federal Credit Union (Teachers) is one of the country’s largest credit unions with $8.8 billion in assets and more than 420,000 members across all 50 states. Founded on Long Island in 1952, Teachers is a full-service, not-for-profit financial institution that provides members with 32 full-service branches throughout Long Island, Queens, and Manhattan, as well as access to services at more than 5,000 shared service centers located across the country. Over the years and through various partnerships, Teachers has been proud of its role as a key supporter of the communities it serves. Teachers offers a range of member-focused products with competitive rates and low fees that started as a smart solution for teachers - now smart for all. For more information, visit www.teachersfcu.org.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. We invest in lifesaving research, provide 24/7 information and support, and work to ensure that individuals in every community have access to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. For more information, visit cancer.org.