Team Freedom Cares Employee Spotlight: Sandra A.
Team Freedom Cares is the philanthropic arm of Freedom Mortgage. Their mission is to help the Freedom family make a difference in their communities. In this week's Team Freedom Cares Employee Spotlight, we're featuring Sandra.
For over twenty years, Sandra A. has been a part of the mortgage industry. She joined Freedom Mortgage in January 2018 and is currently a Servicing Treasury Processor. “I am originally from Lisbon, Portugal,” Sandra told us. “We were your average immigrant family – both my husband’s and my family came from Portugal, and eventually we met within the small Portuguese community in Philadelphia.” She has resided in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for 47 years.
Unfortunately, Sandra’s husband was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma – a cancer of the bone marrow plasma cells. When he passed on October 20, 2016, she began getting involved with the International Myeloma Foundation, or IMF, an organization aiding to spread awareness and help those who have been affected by this terrible cancer.
The International Myeloma Foundation holds an annual race called Miles for Myeloma in order to help spread awareness and donate to future research of Multiple Myeloma. This year, the 5K race was hybrid – meaning it was held in-person, or people attended via virtual runs. The in-person event was held at FDR Park in Philadelphia on April 30, 2022. Participants were able to walk or run the race, and prizes were given out at the end of the event.
This is a great annual event that brings attention to brutal cancer as well as raises funds. To learn more or participate in the future, please click here.