MSUFCU Joins the Fight to Cure Type 1 Diabetes in JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes
Monday, August 11, 2014
Posted by: Michelle Rahl
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11, 2014
Contact: Sarah Bohan Vice President of Corporate Relations
Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU)
Joins the Fight to Cure Type 1 Diabetes in JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes
EAST LANSING, MI — On Saturday, August 2, 2014, MSUFCU employees, family, and friends joined together in the fight to cure type 1 diabetes (T1D) at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s (JDRF) Walk to Cure Diabetes. Team MSUFCU raised more than $5,000 in support of the cause and boasted nearly 75 individuals who participated in the walk. MSUFCU also served as a corporate sponsor for the event.
Because of MSUFCU’s commitment to the community, employees worked together throughout the summer to support this cause. Employees proved that a little bit can go a long way by raising more than $5,000 through various fundraising activities. Additionally, MSUFCU’s Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Operating Officer (COO), April Clobes served as the event’s Corporate Chair, alongside Honorary Chair and MSU Head Football Coach, Mark Dantonio.
Clobes commented, “I’m proud to say that we were able to take part in this effort by supporting those with type 1 diabetes as well as their families and the researchers working to find a cure. The Credit Union would not be where it is today if it wasn’t for the dedicated employees who show their commitment to the community by supporting causes like JDRF and the Walk to Cure Diabetes.”
JDRF is the leading global organization funding T1D research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D.
MSU Federal Credit Union, the world’s largest university-based credit union, offers a full range of personal- and business-related financial services to Michigan State University and Oakland University faculty, staff, students, alumni association members, and their families worldwide in addition to a variety of select employee groups. Founded in 1937 by a few MSU professors and employees, MSUFCU now has thirteen branches, over 185,000 members, more than $2.6 billion in assets, and over 600 employees. MSUFCU was named 2014 Federal Credit Union of the Year by the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU).
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