BRAINTREE, MA., (May 8, 2019) – The weather may have been gloomy, but the spirits of Liberty Bay Credit Union’s Community Matters Team could not be dampened. A Gold Sponsor of the 9th Annual Run for Charlotte, Liberty Bay has been involved for the last six years.
The Run is in honor of five year old Charlotte Rose Kelly who lost her battle with Neuroblastoma in December of 2011, and raises money for research of the deadly disease.
Tracey Hart, a friend of the Kelly family and Liberty Bay employee has been a large proponent of the Run and recruited over 50 participants from Liberty Bay this year. Hart said, “It is a day of love, light and remembrance, where communities come together to celebrate Charlotte’s life; and a day that provides hope for families that are struggling with these types of diseases.”
Prayers for Charlotte, the non-profit that hosts the Run, is a 100% volunteer organization that works to raise funds for Neuroblastoma research. Neuroblastoma is an aggressive form of cancer associated with the nerve cells and adrenal glands. It commonly occurs in infants and very young children. Its cause is unknown. According to the Prayers for Charlotte website, only 650 new cases are reported in the United States annually.
“Liberty Bay is proud to be a Gold Sponsor for the Run for Charlotte. We are dedicated to helping make a difference in our communities and especially for this brave family who live in the town we also call home,” said Executive Vice President Peter Dennis who oversees the Community Matters Team.