Wakefield Co-operative Bank employees wore jeans to work last month to benefit Reid’s Ride, which took place Sunday, July 21st. The bank’s President & CEO, Jeff Worth, doubled employee donations with a personal contribution out of his own pocket, bringing the total to $585, (which also included generous donations from the bank and its customers).
Reid’s Ride is a 28-mile bike ride from Lynnfield High School to Stage Fort Park in Gloucester, which was named after and inspired by Reid Sacco, a Lynnfield resident who courageously battled and lost his life to cancer at 20 years old in 2005. The Reid R. Sacco AYA (Adolescent and Young Adult) Cancer Alliance has raised more than $2.75MM since its inception, a sum which has enabled the launch of AYA Cancer Programs and Clinics at Tufts Medical Center and at Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
Every month, bank employees are encouraged to wear denim to work on designated ‘Jeans Days’ in exchange for a small donation to a community organization and Reid’s Ride was nominated by multiple employees to be a Jeans Day recipient .
Pictured left to right: Gene Sacco, Founding Director of Reid R. Sacco AYA Cancer Alliance; Lorraine Sacco, Executive Director of Reid R. Sacco AYA Cancer Alliance; Patty Poor, Universal Banker; Sam Lai, AVP, Lynnfield Branch Manager; Jennie Terry, Marketing Manager.