Tower Federal Credit Union's Laurel employees raise money for cancer research

At Tower Federal Credit Union's Laurel headquarters, March 22 was "Soup, Salad and Wear Jeans to Work Day," a fundraising effort that raised $2,200 for the Susan G. Komen Foundationand the American Cancer Society.

Employees who donated $5 could wear jeans to work and received "Team for a Cure Casual Dress Day" stickers. During lunchtime, a variety of homemade soups, salads and desserts were available for purchase, and employees could also enter a raffle for a chance to win one of three handmade afghan wraps.

Team for a Cure is a group of Tower employees who coordinate events year-round to raise money for cancer organizations. Since 2002, Tower's Team for the Cure has raised more than $35,000 for cancer research and education. The Team plans to participate in the 2012 Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure in Washington June 2.

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