Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union raises $9,700 for Hilo’s “Relay For Life”

on "August 08, 2019 11:54 am"

The passionate and dedicated fundraising efforts of Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union’s (HCFCU) staff and members from its Hilo, Kohala, and Honokaa branches raised $9,702 for American Cancer Society’s Hilo “Relay for Life” event. 

The monies were raised through in-branch ribbon sales, staff donations and fundraisers, as well as selling shave ice during the live event.  HCFCU was honored to be the top credit union in amount raised and it placed third in total amount raised by a walking team.HawaiiCommFCU

“Cancer, unfortunately, affects everyone, whether it’s family, friends or oneself,” said Tyson Klask, HCFCU’s Hilo branch manager. “We’re humbled that the donations from Hilo, Kohala, and Honokaa branches will help American Cancer Society’s important work.”

Relay for Life is a non-profit community fundraising initiative that supports cancer research, acknowledges cancer survivors and remembers those who lost their battle against the disease. The Hilo event was held in July; the Kailua-Kona Relay for Life will take place at Hale Halawai on Alii Drive on Saturday, August 17th, 4:00pm - midnight.