Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Maritime Union Members in South Florida Raise Funds for Cancer Research

Florida Shoot for a Cure

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

Under the banner of the Greater South Florida Maritime Trades Council, nearly 100 union members with family and friends raised some $20,000 to fight cancer at the seventh annual Florida Shoot for a Cure event. The charitable shooting competition receives support nationally from the Office and Professional Employees (OPEIU) and American Income Life. These events held around the country raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, which is the adopted charity of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW). “This has been a wonderful event for union members to gather for a great cause,” said maritime trades council Secretary-Treasurer Kris Hopkins. “With COVID-19 restrictions being eased, we were able to be outside and enjoy each other’s company.”