Oct. 31, 2012
-- On Saturday, October 20, 2012 CommonWealth One supported and participated in the 19th Annual Walk to Fight Breast Cancer in Alexandria, Virginia. The walk, sponsored by the City of Alexandria and Inova Alexandria Hospital, was held at the Hoffman Theatre on Eisenhower Avenue from 8:00 – 10:00 am. This year’s walk raised more than $90,000 and was estimated to have 900 participants.
CommonWealth One was one of many businesses that sponsored the event with a booth and is proud to be an annual sponsor. Several of the credit union’s employees also participated in the walk. Participants got to choose between 1.5K, 3.5K, or 5K in distance in which they could walk or run. One of CommonWealth One’s employees placed third in the race.
The walk was started in 1994 to raise funds to give free mammograms to women in Alexandria who cannot afford them due to low wages or inadequate insurance coverage. Since its inception, donors have raised enough money to provide over 7,000 mammograms to Alexandria women. About CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union
Since 1944, CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Alexandria, VA, has grown to become one of Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia’s top credit unions with more than $304 million in assets serving more than 36,000 members. CommonWealth One is a full-service, member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative committed to being the lifetime financial institution of its members. It provides its members with lower fees and loan rates, plus higher savings rates. Excess earnings are returned to members in the form of higher dividend rates, lower interest rates on loans and low or no fees.
CommonWealth One has branches in downtown Washington, D.C., Alexandria, VA, and Harrisonburg, VA (one branch is located on the James Madison University campus). Members can access their accounts through Online Banking, Mobile and Text Banking, plus a network of over 6,700+ shared branches and 43,000+ transaction-
fee-free ATMs across the country. For information, or to open an account online, visit www.cofcu.org.