2012 - September

Curtis Hargrove - Run Curtis Run!

On September 21, 2012 staff presented Curtis Hargrove with a cheque for $3,492.44 for his run across Canada for cancer.

COLD LAKE, AB, October 3, 2012When Curtis Hargrove announced he would run across Canada for cancer, thousands of his neighbors felt a burning fire in their hearts help.

Just weeks after Curtis began his run in Newfoundland staff at Lakeland Credit Union took fundraising into their own hands. “I just feel so proud to have a local Lakeland boy go so hard to raise funds for cancer, especially kids. How many families in the Lakeland have had the heartbreak of a child being treated for cancer, how many local families have had to rely on the care of the Stollery Children’s Hospital?” Teresa Bohme, Member Service Representative writes the leadership team “let’s make our members even more proud to be members of Lakeland Credit Union and wow’em with our support!”

It was about more than wowing members though; it was about finding a cure for children’s cancers and helping families in the Lakeland and across Canada. Staff at Lakeland Credit Union began collecting pennies with 99.7 The Wolf and as Hargrove’s homecoming drew closer staff almost unanimously voted to make their next Care Wear donation to Curtis.

Every week staff pay $2 to participate in Care Wear Fridays and twice a year they vote for a local not-for-profit to receive the accumulated funds. When it came time to vote, ‘run Curtis run’ could be heard in every office. On September 21 staff presented Curtis with a cheque for $3,492.44 for his run across Canada.

Many staff continue supporting Curtis as he finishes his run into British Columbia by following him on Facebook, personally pledging online and encouraging their community to do the same. Since 2006 the Care Wear program has donated approximately $40,500 to inspirational groups and great causes in the Lakeland.

Please contact us if you would like to hear more about the Care Wear Program!

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