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MOTR & GBFCU = Local Kindness; A Caring Equation

raising money for Moms on the Run

Cancer. The word alone makes us want to turn away. It is a word that no one ever wants to hear. Unfortunately, the statistics are undeniable. Cancer will inevitably impact many of our lives at some point. For women, breast cancer is often the specific villain. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society:

“Breast cancer is the most common cancer that women may face in their lifetime (except for skin cancer).”

The numbers further reveal that 1 in 12 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. That means that many Moms, a lot of Grammies, and even young, potential mothers to be will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. The numbers are REAL, and there is also a very REAL financial burden ahead for those diagnosed.

They will face huge health care costs that can quickly bleed a savings account dry. The ugly truth is that many of the Moms who heroically battle cancer will also face the added stress of coming up with the money to pay their rent or buy their families groceries. However, there is a LOCAL, non-profit organization, Moms on the Run, who’s specific mission is “raising funds to assist northern Nevada women with everyday living expenses to help off-set medical expenses incurred while in treatment for breast & gynecological cancers.”

This month, Great Basin Federal Credit Union is focusing on assisting MOTR to reach their goals. When you visit one of our branches you might notice the rectangular donation pledges made by our wonderful members, and you might hear our tellers talking about MOTR. We believe that as a community GBFCU can make a difference, and we would appreciate any help that our members can give!

To learn more about Moms on the Run visit their website:


Every year in October, we are reminded of the many beautiful women we have lost to Breast Cancer. As October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, Great Basin FCU reminds us of all the great events Reno has to offer if you would like to give back.

As an Ohio native and only lived here for the past 10 years, I was not aware of some of these events and the role that the local restaurant, Pinocchio’s and its owners have played to bring the awareness to Reno. There are 4 in all and I did not realize that they all were led by Pinocchio’s! What a great example of giving back to the community!

As a newer employee to Great Basin, I look forward to volunteering at these events in the future. Many of my colleagues have told me wonderful stories of volunteering at these events and all the inspiring and interesting people they have encountered along the way.


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