ROCHESTER, N.H. (10/26/11)--Holy Rosary CU's Dover, N.H., branch recently hosted the "Pink Hot Spot" for the American Cancer Society's Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk/run.
For the third year, Holy Rosary CU's Dover, N.H. branch was the site for American Cancer Society's Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk/run participants to pick up their T-shirts and team packets and drop off donations. Front row, from left: Rosemary Shields, Holy Rosary CU's vice president of operations; Megan Dean; and Kristy Randazzo, Dover branch manager. Back row, from left: Virgie McQuade, Dover assistant branch manager; Michelle Brown; Nicole Huntress; Christine Donnelly; Carol Breadmore; Kalena Bartoszak and Sarah Kirkwood. (Photo provided by Holy Rosary CU)
For the past three years, the Holy Rosary CU branch has been chosen as the financial institution representing the Hot Spot for this event.
As the Pink Hot Spot, Holy Rosary CU in Dover was the site for individuals and teams to pick up T-shirts, team packets and drop off donations.
Every year in honor of breast cancer awareness, Holy Rosary paints murals on its windows and purchases special give-a-ways for the branch. This year was the credit union's first time taking part in the 5k Run/Walk. Some Holy Rosary CU staff walked on behalf of family members.
"It was great that we were able to take part in the event this year," says Kristy Randazzo, branch manager. "This year was extra special as we HRCU staff members walking on behalf of a family member."
The American Cancer Society's "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk" brings together communities to educate people about ways to reduce risk, celebrate those who have combated breast cancer, and to empower communities to join in on the fight.
Since 1993, nearly 7 million walkers have raised more than $400 million dollars to help fight breast cancer through the participation in the noncompetitive, three- to five-mile events. In 2010, nearly 800,000 walkers nationwide collected more than $60 million to help save lives from breast cancer.