(Somerville, MA) Naveo Credit Union is sponsoring the 4th Annual Joe Chaves 5K Memorial Walk/Run on Sept. 27 in Cambridge and Charlestown. Naveo has been a sponsor of the walk since its inception. Funds raised by the Walk help to support scholarships and programs for the community at MAPS through the Joe & Dorothy Chaves Fund.
The event is organized by the Joe & Dorothy Chaves Foundation, which advocates on behalf of immigrants and their families in the Greater Boston area. The Chaves Foundation provides financial support for important educational and advocacy programs that serve immigrants seeking to learn new skills and earn their U.S. citizenship. The Annual Joe Chaves Walk/Run is a fun event that brings local communities together. It was created in honor of the late José A. Chaves, a well-loved educator, Portuguese-speaking community leader, and former director of CPCU Credit Union, now Naveo Credit Union. Chaves contributed his leadership and knowledge to the CU and through these contributions forever changed its strategic direction.
“Our father was proud of his heritage and found such fulfillment in helping community members as a volunteer at MAPS, and as a Professor at Bunker Hill Community College,” said Philip and Mark Chaves, sons of José Chaves. “With our mother, Dorothy, we remember him through this 5K Walk/Run event, which passes through streets and places that are so dear to us, and to continue his legacy by raising funds for the causes that he so passionately supported.”
The 4th Annual Joe Chaves 5K Memorial Walk/Run will take place as follows:
TIME: 12pm registration opens | 1pm start time
START LINE Location: Naveo Credit Union, 251 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA
FINISH LINE Location: Saint Anthony’s Church in Cambridge
Sign-Up Fee: $15/participant (online registration) or $25/participant (“day of” registration)
“Naveo is very proud to continue to support the Joe & Dorothy Chaves Foundation’s mission to help members in our community achieve their educational goals. We continue to support the legacy of a former Naveo Board Member and community leader that was committed to making a difference in our community via advocacy and education,” commented Rui F. Domingos, Chief Executive Officer at Naveo.