Advantis Credit Union Celebrates Credit Union Day with $10,000 Contribution to Doernbecher

Donation will assist in funding pediatric cancer research at Doernbecher Children's Hospital
 
PORTLAND, Ore. - Oct. 20, 2016 - PRLog -- Advantis Credit Union, one of Oregon's largest not-for-profit, financial cooperatives announced a $10,000 donation to Credit Unions for Kids in honor of International Credit Union Day. Thursday, October 20 marks International Credit Union Day, a day that Advantis celebrates its members and the importance of the credit union movement.

Advantis' donation to Credit Unions for Kids, a grassroots fundraising effort involving credit unions throughout the region, will go towards endowment funding for pediatric cancer  research at Doernbecher Children's Hospital and will support clinical trials for complex and hard-to-treat childhood cancers, as well as ensuring state-of-the-art treatment access for young patients.

"This donation marks Advantis' commitment to giving back to the community and exemplifies our guiding philosophy of 'People Helping People,'" said Advantis Credit Union's President and CEO, Bob Corwin. "Funding this important research through Credit Unions for Kids moves us closer to our hope of a day without childhood cancer."

Local credit unions have been helping children at Doernbecher Children's Hospital since 1986 through the Credit Unions for Kids program, a nonprofit collaboration of credit unions, chapters, leagues/associations and business partners.

About Advantis Credit Union
Advantis Credit Union, with more than $1 billion in assets, is one of Oregon's largest not-for-profit, financial cooperatives that returns earnings to members in the form of better rates, low fees, and more free services. Advantis is locally-owned by over 60,000 members and has six branches in the Portland metro area. For more information, visit www.advantiscu.org.

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