DECU is pleased to announce that the Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause ice cream truck will be in Calais at the IGA parking lot to help raise money for Reed Ireland and his family. Reed is a 13 year old boy currently battling osteosarcoma, a form of cancer. The fundraising event will be held Monday, September 23rd from 2pm to 4pm at IGA, 200 North Street, Calais, Maine.
Reed is the youngest of four with three older sisters. He is the son of the late Wayne (Bub) Ireland and Becky (Moholland) Ireland, and nephew to DECU’s Mandi Curran, Accounting Administrator in Calais.
Reed will be going through chemotherapy and surgery in Boston, treatments that will last at least a year.
Becky is a single mother of 4, as her husband Bub passed away from esophageal cancer nine years ago. She works as a teacher but is taking a year off from work to care for Reed.
“I am so proud to work for Downeast Credit Union who not only cares about me, but my extended family!” states DECU’s Mandi Curran. “Helping Reed, Becky and the extended family get through this trying time means so much to me. Please stop by on Monday at the Ice Cream Truck and donate to this beloved family.”
Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause was designed as a fun way to give back to local communities and causes. The truck attends local events to give out ice cream for free, in exchange for voluntary donations to benefit the cause or charity. Since 2012, the truck has raised over $353,000 for over 1,300 local causes. An event DECU hosted with the ice cream truck this July in Baileyville brought in over $800.
For more information on the fundraising event, call Downeast Credit Union at 800-427-1223. For more information on the Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause program, visit www.icecreamforacause.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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