PenFed Credit Union Announces Support of the 2018 Komen Nebraska Race for the Cure® Through a Sponsorship and Employee Fundraising

Posted September 28 2018
by Media Relations
PenFed Credit Union News Release

Omaha, Neb., Sept. 28, 2018 – PenFed Credit Union today announced its sponsorship of this year’s 2018 Nebraska Race for the Cure—the region’s largest fundraising event for breast cancer hosted by Susan G. Komen Great Plains. PenFed Nebraska employees, alongside their families and friends, will also participate in the three-mile race as a walking team on event day.  

“As an organization committed to volunteerism and philanthropy, being a major sponsor for this year’s Komen Nebraska Race for the Cure, was a natural fit for us,” said PenFed Senior Vice President of the Regional Service Center in Omaha Jim Kingsley. “The PenFed Nebraska team is always looking for opportunities in which to help others in our community. Breast cancer touches the lives of so many, so participating in a fundraiser effort that will help save lives, and further breast cancer awareness and research, is a very important cause we can all proudly support.”

In addition to the sponsorship, the PenFed Nebraska team is committed to raising $5,000 for the walk event, and has already hosted several pre-event fundraisers. PenFed has also donated a Team PenFed football jersey, signed by all three University of Nebraska Heisman Trophy winners, which will be raffled off online the day of the event.

The jersey is signed by Johnny Rodgers, No. 20; Mike Rozier, No. 30; and Eric Crouch, No. 7. Anyone can purchase virtual raffle tickets online at https://one.bidpal.net/penfedjersey/welcome for a chance to win the jersey. All proceeds go to Susan G. Komen Great Plains.

"Women and families impacted by breast cancer are directly helped by the generosity of Race for the Cure donors,” said Karen Daneu, CEO of Susan G. Komen Great Plains. “These gifts help remove barriers to care by local programs, and improve treatment options through research. We are especially grateful for the activities of our sponsor partners like PenFed to raise funds that make a difference." 

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series is the world's largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer. The Komen mission is to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer. To date, the non-profit has invested more than $2.9 billion in research, community health outreach, advocacy, and programs in more than 60 countries.  

The 2018 Komen Nebraska Race for the Cure event will take place Sunday, Oct. 7, at Baxter Arena in Omaha, Nebraska. Over 6,000 participants are expected.

About PenFed Credit Union

Established in 1935 as the War Department Credit Union, Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) is America’s second-largest federal credit union, serving 1.7 million members worldwide with over $24 billion in assets. Our mission is to help members reach their financial potential. PenFed Credit Union offers market-leading mortgages, automobile loans, credit cards, student loans, checking, certificates, and a wide range of other financial services with members’ interests always in mind. We have a proud history of serving those in the Armed Forces, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Military Associations, eligible veterans and retirees, and their families. You may also qualify through membership in select organizations within our field of membership. PenFed Credit Union is federally insured by the NCUA and is an Equal Housing Lender. To learn more about PenFed Credit Union, visit PenFed.org, like us on Facebook and follow us @PenFed on Twitter. Interested in working for PenFed? Check us out on LinkedIn. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.