Public Service Credit Union collected $2,000 from employee donations and breast cancer bracelet sales for the Bloomfield Hills charity, The Pink Fund.
“We encourage our employees to donate from their paycheck to our collective charity fund in exchange for one casual day a week. In October, that casual day had a pink theme for breast cancer,” said Rob Mercier, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Lending at PSCU. “Wearing pink was a great talking point with our members. Some asked about the pink shirts and it led to members sharing their own stories of how they have been affected.”
The Pink Fund was founded by Molly MacDonald, who is a breast cancer survivor. According to their website, their mission is to provide financial support to help meet basic needs, decrease stress levels and allow breast cancer patients in active treatment to focus on healing while improving survivorship outcomes. “We knew we wanted to donate to a charity specific to breast cancer,” said Patty Depa, PSCU Core System Product Developer and Giving Committee Member. “I did some research and found that The Pink Fund was unique. They helped warriors going through the fight with their finances. We are a credit union, so it just made sense.”