St. Petersburg, Fla. – (July 6, 2016) – PSCU, the nation’s leading credit union service organization, was recognized by the American Cancer Society as the top corporate team fundraiser for Relay for Life in 2016 at all three of its locations in St. Petersburg, Fla.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Allen Park, Mich. PSCU’s employees raised more than $43,000 for Relay for Life through bake sales, book fairs, pie-in-the face games, dunk tanks, baked potato bars, food trucks, rock concerts and other events. The funds raised in 2016 represented a 27 percent increase over last year and brought the total amount PSCU has contributed over the last 10 years for the American Cancer Society to $210,300.
“We’re fortunate to have so many employees who eagerly donate their time, creativity and energy to make a difference in the fight against a disease that affects nearly everyone in their life at some level,” said Lynn Heckler, EVP of Talent at PSCU. “We are always working to find new and engaging ways to increase cancer awareness and prevention and to bring our collective and cooperative spirit to that battle.”
One of the company’s more popular fundraising events among employees was a recent carnival-style dunk tank. Members of PSCU’s senior management team, including the company’s CEO, volunteered to sit on a collapsible seat above the water in the tank while employees paid $5 each for the opportunity to throw balls and hit a target that when struck, caused the seat to collapse and dunk the “boss” into the water.
“PSCU’s management and employees demonstrate a tireless commitment to Relay for Life, and they’ve been great partners to us for many years,” said Steven Rose, Senior Manager for the Florida division of Relay for Life. “Its corporate commitment to employee wellness and emphasis on healthy lifestyle choices fits perfectly with the American Cancer Society’s mission to help people get well and stay well.”
PSCU was also recently recognized with the American Heart Association’s prestigious Platinum award for the second consecutive year for demonstrating positive outcomes in the categories of behavior change, cost savings and return on investment through its THRIVE! health and wellness program.
Established in 1977, PSCU (St. Petersburg, Fla.) is the nation's leading credit union service organization (CUSO) and was awarded CUSO of the Year recognition by NACUSO. The company employs nearly 2,000 and is owned by over 800 member credit unions representing more than 18.9 million credit, debit, prepaid, online bill payment and mobile accounts. Comprehensive 24/7/365 member support is delivered through contact centers located throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.pscu.com.