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Help Us Raise Money for a Member Battling Cancer

Monday, October 15th, 2012 at 6:50 pm
Posted on: October 15th, 2012 by General Credit Union No Comments

This entry is a shameless plug for your monetary help – lots of it – to raise money for a great cause. We’re putting out a call on all of your bank loving, credit union hating (or vice versa), morally ethical, or because you know someone who’s a survivor guilt to get out the credit card and donate. After all, it’s only cash isn’t it? We’re raising awareness, and a goal of $2,500 in honor of a young member who, seemingly, less than a month ago had no idea she’d be under-going chemo to battle her now stage 4 level breast cancer.

Imagine going from a visit to a chiropractor for some relief of some lingering back pain and casually discussing solutions to help subside your lack of comfort; to a seemingly routine trip to the doctor’s office for some preventative testing to being told there were cancerous cells in both breasts, bones, on your liver, and tumors growing inside your shoulder blades.  All in a matter of two weeks.  Then to top it off, being downgraded from stage 3 to stage 4 in nine days.

Like many support systems who are affected by cancer in some way or another, we’ve decided to embark upon the journey of raising money for this family because both mom and dad are self-employed, which means little or no insurance, and having to take so much time away from work for treatment and support, means little or no income.

If you would like to simply donate a cash contribution or extend your well wishes, you may do so by visiting http://www.allisonpepplestier.com/

To raise money we are also selling hang-tags that are available in each branch lobby for $2 that show your support of breast cancer awareness and can be purchased in honor of, or in memory of a loved one, friend or family member.  Along with bracelets, pins, and limited edition GCU cookbooks put together by staff  containing favorite staff recipes, you can also purchase a variety of holiday themed gift baskets.  And on Tuesdays, between now and December 18th, from 1pm – 4pm, you can bring your holiday purchases to our Riviera Court office, off North Clinton, and staff will wrap them while you wait at no cost, simply a donation.  While there you can enjoy free wi-fi, a coffee bar, and a great cozy atmosphere. 

All money raised will be donated directly to the Stier family.  Stop by any branch today to show your support!
Pictured above is Allison Stier and her 10 year old son.