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MUNICIPAL CREDIT UNION AND BP ADAMS ANNOUNCE FIRST MCU SHOOT FOR A CURE CHARITY EVENT

- MCU AND BOROUGH PRESIDENT TEAM UP FOR WEEK-LONG FUNDRAISER TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR BROOKLYN HOSPITAL’S FIGHT AGAINST COLON CANCER -
 

BROOKLYN, NY, August 2, 2018: Today, Municipal Credit Union (MCU) and Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams announced the launch of the first MCU Shoot For A Cure fundraiser, a week-long basketball-themed event to raise awareness for The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s efforts in the fight against colon cancer. The event, which is free to the public, will benefit The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s initiative to provide colon cancer screenings in high-risk areas. The MCU Shoot For A Cure will be held outside Brooklyn Borough Hall daily from Monday, August 6th to Friday, August 10th between 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Participants will have the opportunity to shoot free throws in honor of loved ones who have been affected by cancer, as well as sign a special dedication board that will be on display throughout the week. The event is open to the public and free to participate.

“We are thrilled to partner with Borough President Adams to put together an exciting and meaningful charity event to Downtown Brooklyn,” said Norman Kohn, Acting President and CEO for MCU. “We thank Borough President Adams and our other partners for working with us to help this worthy cause and bring both funding and awareness to The Brooklyn Hospital Center and the amazing work they do each day to help patients in need.”

“I’m so grateful for MCU’s corporate citizenship, as we team up to take on colon cancer,” said Borough President Adams. “In partnership with The Brooklyn Hospital Center, which helped us make free screenings available this past March as part of our #NoButtsAboutIt campaign, we can take meaningful strides toward ensuring all Brooklynites take control of their health.”

“Colorectal cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death in New York State. We also know that early detection and treatment can save lives,” said Madhavi Reddy, MD, chief of gastroenterology and hepatology at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. “In Brooklyn, we are seeing a rising, disproportionate amount of colon cancer deaths in young adults, especially African-American men. The generous donation from MCU’s Shoot for a Cure will assist us in our ‘Local Call to Action’ initiative to perform more screening in high-risk areas such as East New York and Brownsville.”

In addition to MCU and the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, many other City departments and community partners will be participating in the event, including the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), New York City Police Department (NYPD), New York City Fire Department (FDNY), NYC Votes, St. John’s University, and United Federation of Teachers (UFT), as well as representatives from The Brooklyn Hospital Center. For more information on the event and to learn how to participate, visit nymcu.org/shootforacure or follow @NYMCU_News, @BPEricAdams, #MCUShootForACure on Twitter, and MCU: Municipal Credit Union on Facebook.

Earlier this year, in recognition of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, Borough President Adams held a month-long #NoButtsAboutIt campaign to encourage mass participation in free colon cancer screenings being held for uninsured or underinsured persons, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, at 10 hospitals across the borough throughout the month of March. The social media-driven effort highlighted that the disease, which is the third-deadliest cancer in the United States as well as the third-leading cause of cancer death in Brooklyn, is curable, treatable, and preventable.

About Municipal Credit Union

Municipal Credit Union is the oldest credit union in New York State and one of the oldest and largest in the country. Established in 1916 and headquartered in New York City, today MCU has assets of more than $2.9 billion and offers a full range of financial services to its more than 500,000 members. MCU is an equal opportunity lender, and deposits are federally insured to at least $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), a U.S. government agency. For more information about Municipal Credit Union, visit www.nymcu.org.

MUNICIPAL CREDIT UNION AND BP ADAMS ANNOUNCE FIRST MCU SHOOT FOR A CURE CHARITY EVENT

- MCU AND BOROUGH PRESIDENT TEAM UP FOR WEEK-LONG FUNDRAISER TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR BROOKLYN HOSPITAL’S FIGHT AGAINST COLON CANCER -
 

BROOKLYN, NY, August 2, 2018: Today, Municipal Credit Union (MCU) and Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams announced the launch of the first MCU Shoot For A Cure fundraiser, a week-long basketball-themed event to raise awareness for The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s efforts in the fight against colon cancer. The event, which is free to the public, will benefit The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s initiative to provide colon cancer screenings in high-risk areas. The MCU Shoot For A Cure will be held outside Brooklyn Borough Hall daily from Monday, August 6th to Friday, August 10th between 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Participants will have the opportunity to shoot free throws in honor of loved ones who have been affected by cancer, as well as sign a special dedication board that will be on display throughout the week. The event is open to the public and free to participate.

“We are thrilled to partner with Borough President Adams to put together an exciting and meaningful charity event to Downtown Brooklyn,” said Norman Kohn, Acting President and CEO for MCU. “We thank Borough President Adams and our other partners for working with us to help this worthy cause and bring both funding and awareness to The Brooklyn Hospital Center and the amazing work they do each day to help patients in need.”

“I’m so grateful for MCU’s corporate citizenship, as we team up to take on colon cancer,” said Borough President Adams. “In partnership with The Brooklyn Hospital Center, which helped us make free screenings available this past March as part of our #NoButtsAboutIt campaign, we can take meaningful strides toward ensuring all Brooklynites take control of their health.”

“Colorectal cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death in New York State. We also know that early detection and treatment can save lives,” said Madhavi Reddy, MD, chief of gastroenterology and hepatology at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. “In Brooklyn, we are seeing a rising, disproportionate amount of colon cancer deaths in young adults, especially African-American men. The generous donation from MCU’s Shoot for a Cure will assist us in our ‘Local Call to Action’ initiative to perform more screening in high-risk areas such as East New York and Brownsville.”

In addition to MCU and the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, many other City departments and community partners will be participating in the event, including the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), New York City Police Department (NYPD), New York City Fire Department (FDNY), NYC Votes, St. John’s University, and United Federation of Teachers (UFT), as well as representatives from The Brooklyn Hospital Center. For more information on the event and to learn how to participate, visit nymcu.org/shootforacure or follow @NYMCU_News, @BPEricAdams, #MCUShootForACure on Twitter, and MCU: Municipal Credit Union on Facebook.

Earlier this year, in recognition of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, Borough President Adams held a month-long #NoButtsAboutIt campaign to encourage mass participation in free colon cancer screenings being held for uninsured or underinsured persons, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, at 10 hospitals across the borough throughout the month of March. The social media-driven effort highlighted that the disease, which is the third-deadliest cancer in the United States as well as the third-leading cause of cancer death in Brooklyn, is curable, treatable, and preventable.

About Municipal Credit Union

Municipal Credit Union is the oldest credit union in New York State and one of the oldest and largest in the country. Established in 1916 and headquartered in New York City, today MCU has assets of more than $2.9 billion and offers a full range of financial services to its more than 500,000 members. MCU is an equal opportunity lender, and deposits are federally insured to at least $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), a U.S. government agency. For more information about Municipal Credit Union, visit www.nymcu.org.

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