July 16, 2019
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Town and Country FCU expands groundbreaking cancer screening benefit

Community Author: Jon Paradise
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SCARBOROUGH – Town & Country FCU has announced the expansion of its groundbreaking cancer screening benefit. The credit union’s announcement coincides with the designation of March as National Colorectal Awareness Month.

In April 2017, the credit union began offering a dedicated two days of paid time off for Colon Cancer Screening. Recognizing that early detection is key to preventing and treating cancer, the credit union is pleased to announce that it is expanding its paid time off benefit has been expanded to all cancer screenings, such as breast cancer, lung, prostate, skin, throat and others.

“Since we introduced the Colon Cancer Screening paid time off benefit, we have had a number of our employees take advantage of it, and expect that number to grow. By expanding the benefit to all cancer screenings, we are removing yet another barrier keeping employees from getting screened. Time off is precious to employees, and having to use it to get screened was a deterrent. It is my hope that all of our nearly 120 employees will take advantage of this benefit and, in turn, we can detect and prevent cancer at an even greater rate,” said David Libby, president and CEO of Town & Country FCU.

Libby said that the credit union is the only employer in Maine that he is aware of to offer such a comprehensive benefit, but he hopes to see others follow suit. “I have had a number of conversations with other employers interested in offering something similar, and I encourage them to do so because early detection is crucial to preventing and curing cancer.”