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Employees Support Multiple Sclerosis

Posted by Bank Mutual on Mar 25, 2016 05:00:00 AM

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As part of Bank Mutual’s Jeans for a Cause program, employees wore jeans to work on Friday, March 25 in support of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month as recognized by the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA).

MSAA is a non-profit organization that is improving lives by offering important services and support to the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) community. For the more than 400,000 Americans living with MS, the support of loved ones, care partners, and organizations such as MSAA are vital to improving their quality of life. The Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month campaign is focused on heightening the understanding of the management of relapses and MS symptoms throughout the month of March.

Bank Mutual launched its Jeans for a Cause program in effort to spread awareness and support local, regional, and national non-profit organizations. The program gives employees the opportunity to wear jeans to work in exchange for a minimum $5 donation to a selected non-profit organization. Various non-profit organizations are featured throughout the year and Bank Mutual encourages employees to get involved by recommending events, charities, or causes they believe the collected proceeds should benefit.

“We support causes that our employees select,” said Terri Pfarr, senior vice president and director of human resources. “Often, they are directly involved in or affected by the mission of the organization. We believe in being the positive change in our community – that’s something we can be proud of. This week, we’re planning to raise $1,000 for MSAA, and feel privileged to support the MS community through our fundraising efforts.”  

For more information about MSAA or MS, please visit mymsaa.org