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United Financials Making a Difference

March 20, 2018



On February 7th, 2018, Sterling State Bank attended the first Inaugural Event for United Financials Making a Difference (UFMD). CEO of Best Innovation Group, John Best, and Matt Birk, Harvard graduate and MN Viking, were the two guest speakers for the event.

With our help and the help of over 55 other business’, we were able to raise over $22,000 for Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF). This act of commitment is proof of what teaming up for a cause can do.

Children’s Cancer Research Fund is a national nonprofit organization. Thanks to donors and partners around the country, $150 million has been donated to research, education and quality-of-life programs for childhood cancer families. The CCRF works closely with researchers to fund innovative projects in an expedited fashion. Their researchers share their findings with more than 9,000 experts around the globe.

Each year, more than 15,000 kids and young adults are diagnosed with cancer. Nearly 2,000 kids under the age of 19 die each year, making cancer the leading killer of children by disease.

Childhood cancer is still a big problem. Children who have cancer cannot be treated like adults because the toxins in the treatment affect a child’s development; jeopardizing them with lifelong damage to their organs, mental health, and more. While the causes of childhood cancer are still widely unknown, the CCRF is determined to find what causes childhood cancer and understand what treatments are most effective. Understanding how treatments affect children long-term will help prevent later affects down the road.

UFMD focuses on bringing Senior Executives in the financial industry together for a conference on leadership and charitable giving. These children don’t have much time on their hands. Researchers’ breakthroughs led by our funding helps in every way. Sterling State Bank is proud to help in the Children’s Cancer Research Fund. A world without childhood cancer is possible, but only if your help can we all come together to make a difference.


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Written By: Samantha Stauffer

Marketing Specialist

Sterling State Bank