September 24, 2018

Women wearing pink holding ribbon

It’s that time of year again… Breast Cancer Awareness season is upon us, and with it, a variety of fundraising opportunities to raise money for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and, ultimately, cure. For the last five years, LUSO Federal Credit Union has been a staunch supporter of those fighting breast cancer and has held fundraisers to raise money for The Rays of Hope and The Pink W.A.Y., local organizations geared toward helping those who are diagnosed with breast cancer. To date, LUSO has contributed over $40,000 to these organizations.

 According to, besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. As of January 2018, there were more than 3.1 million women with a history of breast cancer in the U.S., including women who were being treated and those who were finished treatment.

 For those fighting breast cancer, the color pink is a symbol of health, vitality and empowerment. It is a color closely associated with October, a month designated for Breast Cancer Awareness.

To show our support for those fighting breast cancer, LUSO Federal Credit Union is again holding several fundraisers to raise money for The Rays of Hope and The Pink W.A.Y., with a goal of raising $10,000.

 Fundraising Opportunities:

 Banking on a Cure Calendar and Calendar of Thanksgiving – $10 donation for one OR a $15 donation for two. Prize values on both calendars total over $2,400!

 Taste of Western MA Books – $25 each. Over $2,000 in savings at the area’s most popular restaurants, retailers (including Big Y Supermarkets!) and other local attractions.

 Direct Donations – We’ll also accept direct donations in any amount – contribute as much or as little as you’d like… every little bit helps!

 In addition to these fundraising opportunities, LUSO employees’ Friday dress-down money benefits our Breast Cancer Awareness fundraising.

 Help us help those around Hampden County by supporting these initiatives! Your contribution will help us exceed our $10,000 goal this year! Stop by our Ludlow or Wilbraham branch locations, or contact us at (413) 589-9966 to learn more.


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