(Danville, PA) – On Saturday May 8, 2021 friends and family gathered at Frosty Valley Resort in Danville, for the 1st Annual Kathleen Deegan Hughes Memorial Golf Tournament. Service 1st Federal Credit Union was honored to be the primary sponsor for the event. The golf outing raised over $50,000 to fund research to one day find a cure for Adrenocortical Carcinoma (ACC).
“Our family is beyond grateful for the generosity and support from this amazing community,” said John Deegan, Kathleen’s brother. “The outpouring of love is a true testament to the impact that Kathleen had on every single person that she met.”
In additional to raising funds, the tournament celebrated Kathleen’s resilience and charismatic spirit. Kathleen, the youngest of four siblings, grew up in Danville and was a graduate of Bloomsburg University and a member of Service 1st. Kathleen died in January 2020 at the age of 29 after battling ACC.
John also shared Kathleen’s message, “Abnormal symptoms in your body are not something you should ignore. Seeing a doctor right away is worth your time. Following up on your health can change your life. Be proactive and make your health your top priority. Please share this message with your loved ones, because you never know... you could end up saving their life.”
Over 108 volunteers and golfers participated in the inaugural golf outing.
ACC is a rare cancer affecting less than one per one million people in the United States per year.
All proceeds from the Tournament benefited the ACC Warriors Fund.
If you would like to make a donation, payments may be made via check to the ACC Warriors, and mailed to: ACC Warriors c/o The Deegans, 30 N Glenbrook Ave., Danville PA 17821. To learn more visit: https://www.kathleenhughes.org/acc-awareness.
For more information, contact Service 1st today at 800.562.6049 or visit www.service1.org.
Photo Caption 1: Service 1st Federal Credit Union was honored to sponsor the 1st Annual Kathleen Deegan Hughes Memorial Golf Tournament. The tournament raised $50,000 to help find a cure for Adrenocortical Carcinoma (ACC).
Photo 1 (l-r): Bill Lavage, President/CEO, Service 1st; Karen Wood, Chief Experience Officer, Service 1st; Michael Thomas, Chief Financial Officer, Service 1st; Charlie Deegan; Linda Deegan; and John Deegan.
About Service 1st: We’re a little different, but that’s why you’ll like us. Service 1st Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution with total assets exceeding $560 million. We put the financial goals of our 36,000 + members at the heart of everything we do. Whether in one of our branches located in Bloomsburg, Danville, Elysburg, Lewisburg, Loyalsock, Mifflinburg, Montandon, Shamokin Dam, Sunbury, Wilkes-Barre, or out-and-about in the community, our credit union team shares seven core values that ensure our focus is always to strengthen the financial lives of our members and our community.