Archives     Advertise     Editorial Calendar      Advertiser Index     Subscribe     Contact Us    


Ascend Federal Credit Union Donates $14,568 to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society


 

Ascend Federal Credit Union announced it has donated $10,000 to the Tennessee Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to support Light the Night. Credit union employees and members also contributed an additional $4,568. The fundraising initiatives go to advance cancer research and provide support services to cancer patients and their families. The donations make Ascend one of LLS's top corporate donors in Tennessee.

Light the Night is an annual event that was held virtually this year on Nov. 4. That evening, the greater Middle Tennessee community joined together on Zoom to view scheduled activities to bring light to the darkness of cancer and celebrate top supporters. Programming included a Circle of Survivors story time, Remembrance Pavilion to honor and remember loved ones lost to cancer with photos and special messages, as well as a Supporter Celebration, where participants used augmented reality filters to create unique virtual lanterns to Light the Night.

In addition to the Light the Night corporate donation, this Halloween, employees at Ascend locations throughout Middle Tennessee participated in the LLS annual fundraiser "Costumed for a Cure," dressing up in their most creative costumes and decorating pumpkins. Anyone who visited an Ascend branch could vote for their favorite costume or pumpkin with a contribution to LLS. Donations also were accepted though a custom fundraising website. As stated above, the event raised $4,568 from employee and member donations -- $818 more than 2020, bringing the 15-year total for Costumed for a Cure to $41,671.

"We are grateful to our friends at Ascend Federal Credit Union for their continued support," said Jeff Parsley, LLS Tennessee Chapter executive director. "Donations like this allow us to continue our investment in cutting-edge research to advance treatments and cures for cancer patients. In addition, the funds will help blood cancer patients and their families throughout their journey as they fight this deadly disease."

"Ascend has been a supporter of LLS for 15 years," said Caren Gabriel, Ascend president and CEO. "We sincerely hope that our donation can help in funding the advancement of research and assistance for cancer patients. LLS is a forerunner in the search to find a cure to defeat cancer and we are proud to partner with them."

LLS is the leader in advancing breakthroughs in immunotherapy, genomics and personalized medicine for blood cancers. The goal is to dramatically shift the standard of care, moving from therapies that can leave patients with lifelong health challenges to treatments that precisely target cancer without harm to the rest of the body.

For more information about LLS, visit www.LLS.org.

Share:

 

Email Print

 

More Grand Rounds:

 

Ardent Appoints Lisa Dolan Chief Nursing Officer

Ardent Health Services, a leading provider of healthcare in communities across the country, has appointed veteran nursing leader Lisa Dolan, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer.

Read More

HCA HEALTHCARE PURCHASES MD NOW URGENT CARE WITH ITS 59 LOCATIONS IN FLORIDA

HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: HCA), one of the nation's leading healthcare providers, announced it has purchased MD Now Urgent Care, a network of 59 urgent care centers in Florida.

Read More

HCA HEALTHCARE APPOINTS FRANK MORGAN VICE PRESIDENT OF INVESTOR RELATIONS

HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: HCA), one of the nation's leading healthcare providers, announced Frank Morgan will become vice president of investor relations, effective January 1, 2022.

Read More

South College Nashville Physician Assistant master's program celebrates first graduation

South College Nashville Physician Assistant master's program celebrates first graduation

The inaugural class of the South College Master of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies program officially graduated on Dec. 18, and several students earned academic and service honors.

Read More

Tennessee Oncology Appoints Dr. Stephen Schleicher as Chief Medical Officer and Promotes Dr. Natalie Dickson to President and Chief Strategy Officer

Tennessee Oncology Appoints Dr. Stephen Schleicher as Chief Medical Officer and Promotes Dr. Natalie Dickson to President and Chief Strategy Officer

Tennessee Oncology, one of the largest providers of oncology care in the country, announced that Stephen Schleicher, MD, MBA has been appointed Chief Medical Officer (CMO) effective January 1, 2022.

Read More

LifePoint Health Completes Kindred Healthcare Transaction

The transaction further establishes LifePoint as a leading diversified healthcare delivery network committed to high quality community healthcare with operations across the healthcare continuum

Read More

AMERICAN HEALTH PARTNERS HONORS ITS HEALTHCARE HEROES

AMERICAN HEALTH PARTNERS HONORS ITS HEALTHCARE HEROES

Top Performers from Seven Divisions Gather for the Fourth Annual Star Awards Event

Read More

Potential Rett Syndrome Drug Shows Promising Results in Phase 3 Trial

Potential Rett Syndrome Drug Shows Promising Results in Phase 3 Trial

A potential first-of-its-kind drug to treat the symptoms of Rett syndrome received positive top-line results from a phase 3 trial sponsored by Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. and led by investigators from Vanderbilt University Medical Center to evaluate efficacy and safety.

Read More

Red Cross: Donors needed now to address historically low blood supply

Red Cross: Donors needed now to address historically low blood supply

Limited-edition long-sleeved T-shirts for those who come to give around holidays

Read More

Data Shows Increase in Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) researchers, as part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) network, report an increase in the number of children in Tennessee with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Read More

Ascend Federal Credit Union Donates $14,568 to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Ascend Federal Credit Union announced it has donated $10,000 to the Tennessee Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to support Light the Night.

Read More

Mid-South PICC merges with Nashville-based LifelineV

Collierville-based Mid-South PICC, LLC today announced it has merged with LifelineV, formerly known as Lee Medical.

Read More

HCA HEALTHCARE STRENGTHENS PARTNERSHIP WITH MARCH OF DIMES TO HELP GIVE ALL MOMS AND BABIES A HEALTHIER TOMORROW

Strategic partnership to focus on improving maternal outcomes

Read More

TRISTAR SUMMIT MEDICAL CENTER ANNOUNCES  VITO CAPOTORTO, MD, AS NEW CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

TRISTAR SUMMIT MEDICAL CENTER ANNOUNCES VITO CAPOTORTO, MD, AS NEW CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

Vito A. Capotorto, MD, has been appointed chief medical officer (CMO) of TriStar Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tenn.

Read More

Gene Discoveries Give New Hope to People Who Stutter

More than 2.5 million Americans have a chronic condition arising in early childhood that can negatively impact their education, job performance and employability well into adulthood.

Read More

Alive Adds Three Board Members

Community Leaders Join Board of Middle Tennessee's Only Nonprofit Hospice

Read More

Patient Experience awards honor service excellence

Patient Experience awards honor service excellence

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is recognizing 485 clinicians and 132 clinical areas for receiving high marks from patients, earning Excellence in Patient Experience awards for fiscal year 2021.

Read More

HCA HEALTHCARE ANNOUNCES PLANS TO BUILD THREE HOSPITALS IN FLORIDA

HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: HCA), one of the nation's leading healthcare providers, announced plans to build three new acute care hospitals in Florida to help meet the state's growing need for healthcare services.

Read More

Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee Opens Orthopaedic Urgent Care and Rehabilitation Facility in Brentwood

Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee announced the opening of an orthopaedic urgent care and rehabilitation facility in Brentwood, located in Marketplace at Maryland Farms at 101 Creekside Crossing, Suite 1100.

Read More

CALDOLOR® NOW FDA APPROVED FOR PRE-OPERATIVE ADMINISTRATION

CALDOLOR® NOW FDA APPROVED FOR PRE-OPERATIVE ADMINISTRATION

Dosed prior to surgery, Caldolor® demonstrated significant reduction in pain intensity

Read More

 
 


Tags:
None
Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: