Chesapeake Cancer Alliance Wraps Up Holiday Gifts With Freedom Federal Credit Union Sponsorship

Chesapeake Cancer Alliance volunteers (from left to right) Christine Altmann, Bonnie Naef, Marianne Stoecker and Jaquie Leach help wrap gifts, for a great cause at last year’s annual CCA Holiday Gift Wrap.

In continued support of local cancer care, Freedom Federal Credit Union has taken on the sole sponsorship of Chesapeake Cancer Alliance’s (CCA) 2018 Holiday Gift Wrap, which will run from Saturday, December 8th –Monday, December 24th at a gift wrapping kiosk located by Macy’s in Harford Mall. Funds raised through this annual, holiday event benefits Cancer LifeNet at The Patricia D. and M. Scot Kaufman Cancer Center at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center (UM UCMC). 

Cancer LifeNet is funded fully through philanthropic gifts made by individuals, organizations, and corporate partners of the Chesapeake Cancer Alliance and The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation. The program offers free-of-charge supportive care services to all cancer patients and their loved ones in Harford and Cecil counties, regardless of where they receive their cancer treatment. “We look forward to everyone bringing their gifts to be wrapped by our helpful volunteers”, stated volunteer coordinator, Gail Cook. “Proceeds raised will benefit much needed services,programs and support for cancer patients and their families right here, close to home”.

Mike MacPherson, President and CEO of Freedom Federal Credit Union,joined the Board of Directors for the Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation in 2017, and has been instrumental in shaping the Credit Union’s support for the Foundation.  “Freedom is proud of our partnership with the Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation and supports their mission to deliver quality healthcare services to the Harford County community,” stated MacPherson.  “We are excited to both sponsor and volunteer at this fundraiser, which benefits such a great cause”.

CCA’s annual Gift Wrap is an effort driven by the time and talents of many dedicated volunteers. The booth will be open during Harford Mall’s holiday operating hours. The cost ranges from $2 to $8 depending on the size of each gift and donations are kindly accepted. 

Freedom is a proud partner to the Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation,Chesapeake Cancer Alliance and Cancer LifeNet program providing funding and resources for many Foundation campaigns and events.

About Freedom Federal Credit Union

Freedom Federal Credit Union is a community-chartered federal credit union offering consumer financial services to those who live,work, volunteer, worship, attend school, or have family in Harford County.  Additionally, Freedom offers a full-line of banking services for all businesses, associations, and other organizations that are based in Harford County.  Freedom has been in business since 1953 and has five locations throughout Harford County.To learn more, visit

About The Chesapeake Cancer Alliance and the Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation

Chesapeake Cancer Alliance and The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation raise funds through individual and group fundraising projects,business and corporate sponsorships, memorials and donations from the community. CCA is affiliated with The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation to provide philanthropic support for programs offered by Cancer LifeNet at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, the Upper Chesapeake Health Breast Care Center and the Kaufman Cancer Center at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health (UM UCH).

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