Friday, October 30, 2015

Local 1500 Members Raise Funds to Kick Cancer

Last week our Local 1500 charity team bundled up, laced up the cross-trainers and showed our community spirit in two amazing walks: the Leukemia Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk and the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk!

Light the Night Walk: Last year we raised nearly $8,000 for the walk, so we set a goal for 2015 of $10,000. We are so excited to announce that we have exceeded our Local's goal of $10,000! We have raised $17,328.46! And still going!

The 2015 UFCW 1500 Light the Night Team walking in honor of all members & families affected by Leukemia-Lymphoma

Nationally, the UFCW has raised $187,876 (that includes all Local Union's fundraising)! We're nearly at our collective goal of $200,000  thanks to all of your hard work!

Keep the momentum going and finish strong! We're still fundraising through December. You can visit our team page, host a fundraiser, or donate here.

Also be sure to send us your pics from your charity walks!

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Throughout October our Union dressed up our efforts to raise awareness for Breast Cancer. Upstate, members throughout ShopRite sold t-shirts and wore them throughout the stores.  Executive Board member Karen Lubbers from Shop Rite 231 helped create the idea to raise Breast Cancer awareness with t-shirts.

The T-shirt drive raised over $8,000! Throughout October ShopRite members asked customers to donate at the register and collected over $50,000 for Breast Cancer!

Truly amazing work.

Once again our union came together to help our communities, support our friends, families, and customers who are battling cancer. Each year your selfless acts of charity and passion to fight cancer are making a huge difference in our communities. That is the very fabric of our union. So, thank you. 

 If you'd like to participate, join the fund raising efforts, host an event or have an idea, contact us!

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