October 11, 2022 – WestStar Credit Union and 126 other teams raised funds for the St. Jude Walk/Run event held at Town Square. Teams started raising funds in June of this year for the walk/run on September 24th. Of the 127 teams participating, WestStar was among the top contributors with a donation of $10,621 to St. Jude’s goal of $110,000. In previous years WestStar has been a top contributor with $11,585 donated in 2021 and $13,344 donated in 2019. Funds came from employee and member donations.
Team Captain, Matthew Burton, voiced the credit union’s excitement about being able to participate in the walk in-person after COVID interrupted the event in 2020 and 2021, “We’re all really happy to be able to come out and show our support for the kids of St Jude.”
Since its founding 60 years ago, treatments invented at St. Jude Children’s Research hospital have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent.
WestStar Credit Union has been serving the Las Vegas and Reno communities since 1975 and is federally insured with the NCUA. The credit union provides financial services to over 21,000 members and has assets of $260 million. Membership in WestStar Credit Union is open to anyone employed in the Gaming Industry of Nevada and many other employer groups, including employees and members of AAA Nevada and members of the Friends of Nevada Wilderness. Family members and those living in the same household of anyone who is eligible are also eligible. A full list of eligible employer groups can be
found on their website, www.weststar.org.