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SPIRE Employees Raise $9,000 for American Cancer Society

Friday, November 1, 2019  
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SPIRE Credit Union - Falcon Heights, Minn. (Oct. 30, 2019) - In keeping with SPIRE’s core action of giving back, SPIRE employees have again banded together during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  In a 5-year tradition that has generated $9,000, employees across the 19 SPIRE branches purchased pink and white “Pinktober” items.  The proceeds of which are donated to the American Cancer Society. 

In Minnesota alone, nearly 31,000 new cancer cases have been reported in 2019.  “Just as in our members’ lives, many of our employees have been personally impacted by cancer,” said Bridget Petersen, Market VP of Community Outreach, “The need to increase awareness, and generate funds for research and patient care is great.  This has consistently been one of the biggest staff fundraisers of the year.”

The Pinktober fundraiser is just one of several charitable opportunities in which SPIRE staff and members participate throughout the year.

“Each year, our employees proudly and selflessly and put on their Pinktober attire,” stated SPIRE President/CEO Dan Stoltz, “I’m continually inspired by their commitment to upholding the SPIRE mission of improving lives.” 

About SPIRE Credit Union: A full-service financial institution, proudly serving Minnesota and Wisconsin residents since 1934. SPIRE is committed to providing smart products, great rates and excellent service with a goal to improve the financial lives for both personal and business members. SPIRE has 19 branches throughout Minnesota.  To learn more about SPIRE, please visit

About the American Cancer Society:  The American Cancer Society is on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until they do, they’ll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. All so you can live longer — and better.


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