Citadel Credit Union has announced an additional contribution for CHOP’s Cancer Center. The credit union doubled its annual contribution to $300,000 to help CHOP raise a record-breaking $2 million to fund critical childhood cancer research and care.
Citadel presented the contribution at the 20th annual Parkway event held on Sept. 25 along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia.
Citadel has been the presenting sponsor of CHOP’s Parkway Run & Walk since 2019 and has raised a total of $750,000. The company will continue to be the presenting sponsor in 2023.
More than $43,000 of Citadel’s contribution this year was from funds raised by Citadel’s employee Building Strength Together Team of 170, which more than doubled what the team raised the in 2021, according to a press release.
“At Citadel Credit Union, we believe investing in the health and well-being of our children is one of the most important ways we build strength in our community,” Jeff March, Citadel president and CEO, said in a statement. “I continue to be humbled by the researchers, doctors, and patients at CHOP’s Cancer Center for all that they do for children throughout Greater Philadelphia and beyond.” He added that the annual event “is the embodiment of community support.”
This year’s CHOP Parkway Run & Walk drew nearly 10,000 supporters, including more than 300 teams. The event is the largest annual fundraiser for the Cancer Center at CHOP, which is an internationally recognized leader in pediatric cancer treatment and care.
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Citadel Credit Union, headquartered in Uwchlan Township in Chester County, has more than 240,000 members in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.