FCCU Raises $7,500 for Cancer Causes
FCCU recently completed fundraisers for their 2023 fourth quarter charity, supporting cancer causes and awareness. Each quarter FCCU employees choose different causes to support through raising money and awareness. The main focus for FCCU was to support Make-A-Wish through the Adopt-a-Wish program. Together with members and our communities, FCCU raised $7,500 and enough money to grant one wish for a Make-A-Wish child.
In January, FCCU was paired with their Wish Kid, Briley Thompson of Fargo. Briley, a 16-year-old from Fargo has been battling cancer since October 2021 and is now in remission. She went through many cycles of treatment at Sanford Children’s Hospital in Fargo, challenging both mentally and physically. Briley’s wish was to go to a tropical island with her best friend. The pair will head on vacation to relax, in March. The announcement of her wish being granted was made to Briley on the eve of Giving Hearts Day.
“Our staff truly rallied around this cause and our goal to reach $7,500 for Adopt-A-Wish,” said Susan Long Swen, Event & Community Engagement Specialist. “With many staff having personal connections to cancer, it was an honor to support Briley’s wish and celebrate her as she moves forward.”
FCCU’s main fundraising activity included a pop-up store with co-branded Make-A-Wish and FCCU shirts worn for Wish Wednesdays. Other fundraising activities included World’s Finest Chocolate candy bar sales, a hockey themed silent auction, and Jeans Fridays. To provide tangible support to those battling cancer in our local communities, each branch participated in a supply drive mainly focused on collecting gas cards and comfort items.
Special thank you to all our community members and our staff for their support to Make-A-Wish!