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Press Release July 22nd, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Michelle Rosner
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mrosner@1stfinancialfcu.org

1st Financial Federal Credit Union Teams Up With Wentzville Firefighters To Extinguish Cancer

July 22, 2011 - Wentzville, MO: 1st Financial Federal Credit Union, located in Wentzville, St. Charles, Hazelwood, and downtown St. Louis, Missouri has teamed up with the Wentzville, MO Firefighters Community Outreach team for a 5k and 1.25 mile race and fun walk on September 10th to benefit local community members affected by cancer.

The annual event titled, "Fight Like a Firefighter" began three years ago as the "Pink Heals Tour" with a pink theme and a pink fire truck to raise awareness and funds for victims of breast cancer. While still focusing on breast cancer, the proceeds of the event benefit cancer victims from throughout the community. The day's festivities are set for Saturday, September 10, 2011.  Walker/Runner check-in starts at 8:00am at Fireman's Park in Downtown Wentzville, MO.
In addition to the 5K Run and 1.25 fun walk, a family fun fest will be held with food, activities for the kids, and Bo Matthews from WIL 92.3. At 10:30am the Survivor Parade will take place. The day will conclude with a special musical performance by Missouri Mile at 11:00am.

"At a time when people need it the most, we want to do whatever we can to help." stated Max Mueller, Captain of the Wentzville Firefighters. "The community event and survivor parade gives us a chance to spend the day celebrating with cancer survivors and acknowledging their stories of survival."

Registration for the event and more information may be found at www.wentzvillefirefighters.org.

About Wentzville Firefighter Community Outreach Program

The Wentzville Firefighters Community Outreach program was established in 2008 with support from the Wentzville Fire Protection District by Wentzville Firefighters who wanted to do more for our community. As firefighters, we often see the most tragic events and deal with people when they are at their lowest. As a result of what we are faced with we set out to form an organization that could provide a positive spin and give hope to those when they are faced with such an event.

We believe that we can do more for our community than just performing our duties as firefighters and our members have vowed to work on and off-duty to help those that may need our help but may not know where to turn.

Since the inception of the Wentzville Firefighters Community Outreach Program we have helped communities that were affected by natural disasters, citizens that have been plagued with cancer and helped parents to keep track of their children through the Mason's child ID program.

We are here to help and if you know someone in need or may need assistance at an event that helps our community please feel free to contact us and we will see what assistance we can offer.

About 1st Financial Federal Credit Union
Like all credit unions, 1st Financial is a member-owned, financial cooperative which puts people before profits. 1st Financial Federal Credit Union was chartered on September 3, 1968 as District 837 Credit Union by the International Association of Machinist members employed by McDonnell Douglas. Today, with over 30,000 members and $220 million in assets, 1st Financial is a full service financial institution dedicated to helping our members achieve their financial dreams. For over 40 years 1st Financial has provided members with a full line of dependable financial products and services which returns profits to the members in the form of lower rates on loans and higher savings yields. The cooperative nature of credit unions enables us to provide products and services at very reasonable rates.

1st Financial Federal Credit Union serves those who live, work, worship, attend school, or regularly conduct business in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County, Missouri and a wide array of companies throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. 1st Financial is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial organization committed to providing quality services to the membership while demonstrating safe and sound business practices. Deposits are federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an agency of the U.S. Government.

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