The Shelton-based Mutual Security Credit Union raised $500 for the Valley Goes Pink by accepting donations for the breast cancer awareness initiative’s bracelets.

Credit union members, employees and visitors could make donations during October at Mutual Security’s four branches — Danbury, Norwalk, Stratford and Watertown.

All proceeds were given to Griffin Hospital's Development Fund.

"This is a cause that is far too important to ignore,” said Larry Holderman, Mutual Security president and CEO. “Mutual Security was pleased and honored to offer our assistance and support to Griffin Hospital and to the Valley Goes Pink campaign.”

The credit union worked with the Derby-based hospital as well as the Hewitt Breast Wellness Center and Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce on the fund-raising effort.

The Mutual Security Credit Union headquarters are at 12 Progress Drive in Shelton.