Spirit of Hope

BCU Celebrates 10 Years of Running for Multiple Myeloma Research

September 18, 2015

group of people posing for a picture before a raceBCU employees ran and raised funds while marking a decade of Credit Union team participation in the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Race for Research.

The BCU staff raced as part of the TC Spirit of Hope team, which sent 47 racers total through Chicago’s Lincoln Park on September 13. The team honors Torrance Campbell, a BCU employee who lost his battle with multiple myeloma, an incurable blood cancer, in 2005.

“Torrance Campbell was such a positive and inspiring person to work with,” BCU Senior Vice President of Human Resources Lisa Baron said. “It’s only fitting that his impact is still motivating people to make a difference all these years later.”

BCU employee Jocelyn Williams, niece of Torrance Campbell, presented the event’s annual Spirit of Hope Award in memory of her uncle to long-term race participant Hal Anderson. Like Campbell, Anderson has inspired others with multiple myeloma through his mentorship and support.

In addition to participating in the 5K walk/run, BCU staff also raised over $3,700 for multiple myeloma research through a 50/50 raffle and other fundraising efforts.

For more about BCU's charitable giving, visit facebook.com/MyBCU.