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Ascend ‘Costumed for a Cure’ Raises Thousands for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Alvin and the Chipmunks
Murfreesboro – Victory Station branch
Courtney Sandoval, Katy Hobart, and Josie Taylor. All photos provided by Ascend Federal Credit Union

This Halloween, Ascend Federal Credit Union asked the community again to join them in the fight to end blood-borne cancers, participating in the annual Costumed for a Cure fundraiser to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). 

Jack O’ Lanterns
Consumer Lending Dept.
Brent Rayder, Julie Mori, Raven Pritchard, Lisa Hale, Nikki Pope, Tonya Allen, Shaina Steere, and Lauren Garland

Employees at Ascend locations throughout Middle Tennessee dressed up in their most creative Halloween costumes and decorated pumpkins. Anyone who visited an Ascend branch could vote for their favorite costume or pumpkin with a donation. This year, donations were also accepted though a custom fundraising website. The event raised $3,749 from employee and member donations —$1,500 more than 2019 and bringing the 14-year total to $37,103.

Rock Stars
Mortgage Servicing and Closing
Front – Stephanie Haley, Savannah Haddon
Back – Kelly Price, Sarah Lee, Tiffany Hill, Krystal Carpenter, Tori Williams, Sarah Teal, Teri Romano

A hit with employees and members alike year after year, Ascend is one of the top fundraising companies in Tennessee that participates in the LLS Costumed for a Cure charity event. LLS is the leader in advancing breakthroughs in immunotherapy, genomics and personalized medicine. LLS also helps ensure patients have access to quality, affordable and coordinated care. For more information about LLS, visit lls.org.

Cinderella Pumpkin
Decorated by: Shana Powell, Head Teller at Shelbyville branch
Lucky Knott

Lucky Knott

One of Southern Tennessee's most experienced and recognized news broadcasters and play-by-play sportscasters. Current news director for On Target News and manager of Rooster 101.5 FM. Knott can be heard on 93.9 The Duck, The Rooster 101.5 and Whiskey Country 105.1 and 95.9. He is currently the play by play voice of the Coffee County Red Raiders on The Rooster 101.5. Lucky has done play-by-play for over 3,461 sports events on Radio & TV. He also served 4 years as the Public Information Officer for the Coffee Co. Sheriff's Dept. and taught Radio/TV for 6 years at Grundy County High School.

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