Glass City FCU’s Crusade for a Cure Glass City Federal Credit Union was recently named “Volunteer of the Year” for 2021 by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) Michigan/Northwest Ohio Chapter.
As the overall mission of credit unions is “people helping people,” Glass City FCU began partnering with CFF over twelve years ago when two grandchildren of one of Glass City’s senior leaders’ were diagnosed with CF. From that point on, the Glass City team has been determined to join the crusade to find a cure for CF.
Glass City continues to increase its support and involvement for CFF year after year. Employees and members of the credit union have supported CFF through various fundraisers including the Toledo “Great Strides” Walk. Last year, Glass City hosted a 65-day Employee Walk Challenge to raise additional funds for the Toledo Walk and were then deemed the highest fundraising team for the Toledo “Great Strides” event.
“We’re thrilled to receive the CFF “Volunteer of the Year” award for 2021 as our employees and membership have been very supportive of CFF over the years,” states CEO Mark Slates. He adds that the Employee Walk Challenge for CFF was so popular with the employee base last year that it is being offered again this Spring.
Will you join our “Great Strides” Walk Team? Great Strides is a fun event that provides a fantastic opportunity for family, friends and associates to come together to make a difference in the lives of people with CF.
To participate, just click on the "Join our Team" button. From there, you can make a donation and start fundraising.
By joining Glass City’s Great Strides team and making a donation, you will be part of a passionate group of people committed to ending this disease. Together, let’s make CF stand for Cure Found!
IMPORTANT NOTE ON ATTENDANCE AT FOUNDATION EVENTS:
To reduce the risk of COVID-19 the Foundation is taking steps to host safe events for our community. Please be advised that events may be subject to change at any time based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials.
To help minimize the risk of COVID-19, we ask that attendees at CF Foundation events follow these steps:
Where mandated, practice physical distancing and maintain at least a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household.
Face masks are encouraged and should be worn in accordance with local guidelines. (Note, children under two years of age should not wear masks due to safety concerns and therefore should only attend outdoor CF Foundation events where they are able to distance and stay within their family group.)
Follow basic infection, prevention and control practices by regularly washing hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, and by covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow.
Persons with CF should consult their physician before participation in any in-person event as they may be at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
For indoor events, it is CFF policy to invite only one person with CF to be in-person at the event at a time. For outdoor events, people with CF should maintain a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household at all times.
FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS:
For the health and well-being of the CF community, we strongly encourage that participants be fully vaccinated and have received the CDC recommended booster shot when joining us in-person for the event.
Please be advised certain localities and venues may require you to be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination. We will communicate these requirements in event communications.
We are counting on the fact that you appreciate the potential consequences of exposing members of the CF community to COVID-19 and will not attend an event if you are feeling ill or have been recently exposed to COVID-19.
We cannot guarantee that all people in attendance at the event, including participants, sponsors, volunteers, vendors, or others, have been fully vaccinated.