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Local event raises thousands for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Local event raises thousands for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

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

On Oct. 31, Ascend employees from all over Middle Tennessee dressed up in their most creative Halloween costumes and brought in decorated pumpkins. Anyone who visited an Ascend branch could vote for their favorite costume or pumpkin with a donation. The event raised $2,190 from employee and member donations — nearly $600 more than 2018. Over the past 13 years, this brings the total to $33,353. 

A hit with employees and members alike year after year, Ascend has become 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

Ascend Marketing and Business Development – 1st Row: L to R: Gabby Jackson, Erin Spence. 2nd Row: L to R: Jamie Gilliam, Tiffany Holland, Jennifer Stratton, Bri Malaspino, Leah Bowen, Greg Davis, Amy Taylor, Rachel Carden.


Ascend Cookeville Branch –L to R: Cody Batson, Shelby Mullen, India Pennington, Brittany West.


Ascend Remote and Indirect Lending: 1st Row: Mary Pollard. 2nd Row L to R: Joyce Waller, Lori Beckett, Bethany Carter, Jennifer Prosser, Robyn Wright



Ascend Asset Recovery – 1st Row L to R: Theresa Tucker, Hannah Palmertree, Kassi Boyce, Shannon Lemay. 2nd Row L to R: Tiffany Hoffman, Stephanie Morrison, Mickelle Spray, Tonay Hartlein, Lacy Horne.

About Ascend
With more than $2 billion in assets, Ascend is the largest credit union in Middle Tennessee and one of the largest federally chartered credit unions in the United States. The National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) selected Ascend as the 2015 Federal Credit Union of the Year. Ascend is federally insured by NCUA.
For more information and a full list of  branches, visit