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Celebrating International Credit Union Day 2019

International Credit Union (ICU) Day celebrates the spirit of the global credit union movement. The day is recognized to reflect upon the credit union movement’s history, promote its achievements, recognize the hard work and share member experiences. International Credit Union Day has been celebrated on the 3rd Thursday of October since 1948.

The ultimate goal is to raise awareness about the great work that credit unions are doing around the world.

To celebrate the day, we decide to surprise 10 local organizations with donations totaling $15,000. These organizations do so much to make our community safer, healthier, stronger and Sudbury Credit Union is proud to support the work they do.

Donations were presented to:
Meals on Wheels
Sudbury Food Bank
Habitat for Humanity
YES Theatre
Sudbury Rainbow Crime Stoppers
Salvation Army
United Way
reThink Green
Wild at Heart Wildlife Refuge Centre
Minnow Lake Community Action Network

Cheque presentations to 10 local organizations

SCU Helps Luncheon of Hope Reach $1 Million Goal

October 8, 2019
For Immediate Release

“Thanks a Million! Sudbury Credit Union Tops Up Luncheon of Hope”

SUDBURY, ON – On September 27th the Northern Cancer Foundation hosted one of the most successful Luncheon of Hope events in its 21-year history. Later that afternoon, the Sudbury Credit Union wanted to cement that legacy. On Monday, October 7th, the Sudbury Credit Union and Luncheon of Hope Organizing committee gathered in the Northeast Cancer Centre for a cheque presentation to make the donation official.  

It is with great excitement that we announce a $12,000 donation from the Sudbury Credit Union. This amount brings the 21 year fundraising total of the Luncheon of Hope to $1,000,000, a milestone that the Northern Cancer Foundation and Luncheon of Hope organizing committee hadn’t even considered 21 years ago.

“Sudbury Credit Union has had a table at the Luncheon of Hope for years but this year more than ever, we felt like we could give more,” said Debbie Korzeniecki, Chief Financial Officer at Sudbury Credit Union. “When Dr. Pitre took the stage and talked about her youth here in Sudbury and how donations have given her the means to stay in her community and conduct research and clinical trials at the Northeast Cancer Centre, we just knew we had to help reach this milestone.”

“The Luncheon of Hope is one of our longest-running events and is run by some of our longest-tenured volunteers. The ladies are beyond dedicated and it shows. 21 years and $1 Million is incredible. We’re lucky to have this committee and we’re lucky to have supportive community partners like Sudbury Credit Union to make milestones like these possible,” said Tannys Laughren, Executive Director of the Northern Cancer Foundation.

Funds donated to the Luncheon of Hope support important breast cancer research equipment purchases for the Health Sciences North Research Institute. Currently, the Luncheon of Hope is fundraising for the purchase of an IncuCyte Live Cell Analysis System which allows researchers to acquire and analyze cell imagery around the clock, providing an information-rich analysis that is easy to achieve. The IncuCyte system costs $150,000.

“This donation from the Sudbury Credit Union shows why it’s so important for us to share our stories and to be proud of our work at the Northeast Cancer Centre. Stories like Sharon Hampson’s, Jen Faucher’s and Dr. Lacey Pitre’s stoke the philanthropic spirit in our city and across northeastern Ontario. Congratulations to the Luncheon of Hope Committee and the Northern Cancer Foundation for 21 years and a million dollars invested in hope,” said Anthony Keating, President & CDO of Foundations, HSNVA & HSNVS.

The Northern Cancer Foundation would like to extend its sincerest gratitude to the Sudbury Credit Union for its generous investment in hope and would also like to thank the tireless efforts of the Luncheon of Hope Committee. This incredible group of ladies do so much of the legwork selling tickets, gathering raffle items and they always ensure that the Luncheon of Hope is a success. Thank you so much for all your hard work over the years!

As always,100% of the funds raised stay in Sudbury to support the Northeast Cancer Centre.

For further information, please call the NCF at 705.523.HOPE (4673).