Muscle Shoals, ALABAMA—One of the best weapons Listerhill Credit Union has in the fight against cancer is its employees.

And that’s no secret.

According to Listerhill Vice President of Marketing Kristen Mashburn, the Muscle Shoals-based credit union was again one of the most successful fundraisers in the area this year for Relay for Life.

 “Our employees, combined with donations from our members, raised nearly sixteen thousand dollars in about six weeks,” said Mashburn.

 “We have teams of employees who sell a lot of homemade breakfasts and lunches, and the proceeds raise a great deal of money,” said Drew Edwards, Listerhill Marketing Manager.  “We also have jeans days at all of our branches in which our employees make donations to Relay for Life for the privilege of wearing jeans.”

Listerhill employees also host an annual dinner in the auditorium at Listerhill’s main office in Muscle Shoals.  There is a catered meal and live entertainment in addition to silent and live auctions throughout the evening.

To help raise more money this year, Listerhill also held a donation drive toward a grand prize giveaway to encourage members to donate during the six-week fundraising period.

Edwards said the grand prize included Atlanta Braves tickets, Six Flags tickets, and money for gas and hotel expenses for one lucky winner. Listerhill member Gail Mills, who made a donation at Listerhill’s Rogersville branch, won the getaway and is planning her trip sometime in August.

“By supporting cancer research, treatment, and prevention, Listerhill is also supporting our local communities,” said Edwards.  “Since cancer affects nearly everyone, supporting Relay for Life is a priority for our members and employees.”

About Listerhill Credit Union

Listerhill Credit Union is a nonprofit, member-owned financial cooperative.  Founded by Shoals residents 62 years ago, Listerhill has grown to include 80,000 members, $645 million in assets and 18 branches serving northwest Alabama and southcentral Tennessee.  For more information, please visit http://www.listerhill.com or call 800-239-6033.