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MMFCU highlights cancer awareness in Oct.

Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union (MMFCU) will focus and raise dollars for cancer awareness throughout the month of Oct.

Cancer is a major public health problem worldwide and is the second leading cause of death in the United States. There are many amazing local programs and services to help people with cancer and their loved ones understand it, manage their lives through treatment and recovery, and find the emotional support they need.

The Mid-Minnesota family has an intimate relationship with cancer and has recently been touched by its sadness. With that, each branch community will be choosing a specific cancer to support, raise awareness and collect donations which, in turn, will stay local.

The Detroit Lakes branch will be collecting funds to support Chemo Comfort Kits that are given to those who are going through chemotherapy, which include a variety of comfort items such as a prayer shawl, a hat, a pair of socks, lotion and puzzles. This branch will also donate towards the local ride assistance for cancer patients in the Detroit Lakes community.

Throughout the month of Oct. MMFCU branches will accept cash donations for the Riverwood Foundation Cancer Support Program and will be selling "ribbons" for $1 each to be hung up in our lobby. All dollars collected by our staff and membership will be matched dollar for dollar by the Credit Union!

Together we have the potential to raise a great deal of money for charities that provide support to members of our communities, when it is needed the most.