$11,000 raised by Hawaii Community FCU for cancer research

Posted by Laurie Okawa-Moore
on "July 26, 2018 1:35 pm"

For more than three months, Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union’s staff and members dedicated themselves to support cancer research, acknowledge survivors and honor those who lost their battle against the disease.

Those passionate efforts culminated in a seven-hour fundraising marathon on July 14 at “Relay for Life,” a non-profit community fundraising initiative of the American Cancer Society. HCFCU’s Kailua-Kona, Kaloko and Kealakekua branches donated more than $11,000 from the marathon, through in-branch ribbon sales, Punalu’u Sweet Bread sales and other campaigns. HCFCU was one of 25 teams that raised more than $60,000 for the cause.

“This was such a tremendous effort for our team, HCFCU members, and the entire community,” said Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union President/CEO Tricia Buskirk. “We recently had the privilege to team with other Hawaii Island Credit Unions at the Relay for Life of Hilo and we’re looking forward to the Relay for Life of North Hawaii coming up in September.” 

Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit, federally insured financial institution owned by its 40,000 members.  HCFCU’s branches are located in Honokaa, Kailua-Kona, Kaloko, Kealakekua and Kohala, along with Student Credit Unions in Kealakehe, Kohala and Konawaena High Schools. In 2018, HCFCU will open its first branch in East Hawaii in Hilo. In addition to complete checking and savings services, HCFCU provides help facilitating mortgage, land, construction, and small business, educational, personal and auto loans; has drive up tellers; credit and debit cards with rewards; online and mobile banking; investment services and youth programs. HCFCU also supports numerous Hawaii Island non-profit organizations and community events.  Membership in Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union is open to all Hawaii Island residents. Visit www.hicommfcu.com to learn more about Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union.