ARLINGTON, Texas – Sept. 1, 2021 – Employees of Texas Trust Credit Union held a Relay for Life walk at the company headquarters, raising more than $20,000 for the American Cancer Society.
Due to local COVID restrictions limiting participation in the community-wide Relay for Life walk, a group of Texas Trust employees organized a private fundraiser. More than 50 people walked together around the credit union’s Arlington campus for three hours to honor and remember loved ones affected by cancer.
The walk was lit up by luminaria representing lives touched by cancer. The Texas Trust Relay Team raised money by soliciting pledges for the walk, selling raffle tickets for various donated prizes, and selling Relay for Life T-shirts that employees have been able to wear to work one day a week.
The relay included music by a popular local DJ, a variety of fun activities for all ages, and carnival-style food.
Employees raised $10,983 and the Texas Trust Gives Foundation matched $10,000 for a total donation of $20,983. The funds will go directly to support research, 24/7 support for cancer patients, and access to lifesaving cancer screenings.
“We didn’t want COVID to be a barrier to the American Cancer Society’s fundraising initiative, so we organized a mini Relay for Life walk,” said Ginia Chapline, COO of Texas Trust Credit Union. “Our employees’ enthusiastic response made the event a success.”
About Texas Trust Credit Union
Texas Trust Credit Union has been helping build brighter financial futures since its modest beginning in 1936. Today, the full-service credit union serves more than 120,000 members. With assets of more than $1.7 billion, Texas Trust is the 6th largest credit union in North Texas and the 17th largest in Texas. With a focus on the community, Texas Trust is creating a legacy of giving through generous financial donations that support local school programs and activities, non-profit organizations, and student scholarships; and by providing volunteer resources through its Community Unity team, which supports scores of charitable events each year. For more information, visit TexasTrustCU.org or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/texastrustcu or Twitter at @texastrustcu.