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Employees from the $3.2 billion Ascend Federal Credit Union wear red on Feb. 5, National Wear Red Day, in front of the Ascend corporate office in Tullahoma, Tenn. Ascend and its employees recently raised $1,150 to support the American Heart Association’s efforts to increase women’s heart health awareness. Ascend employees raised $575 by donating at least $5 to the Go Red For Women program to wear blue jeans and a red shirt on National Wear Red Day, and Ascend matched each employee contribution, dollar-for-dollar. Additionally, Ascend is bathing its corporate headquarters in red lights during February to show ongoing support for the fight against heart disease. Over the past five years, Ascend has contributed $18,460 to support heart health through donations to the AHA.

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Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha Chilingerian has worked in the credit union space for over a decade. She joined CU Times as managing editor in 2015 and was promoted to executive editor in 2019. Before that, she served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union (now Kinecta Federal Credit Union) in Los Angeles from 2013-2015, and as a CU Times freelancer from 2011-2013. She has been a professional writer and editor for more than 17 years, specializing in news and lifestyle journalism as well as marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space.

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