DES MOINES, Iowa (1/21/09)--Iowa credit unions raised $130,401 for the Children’s Miracle Network in 2008. The amount is an increase of 6% from $122,956 in 2007. The funds were raised through the Iowa Credit Union Foundation. Linn Area CU, Cedar Rapids, raised the largest contribution of $17,533 through its “Credit Unions Love Kids” golf outing. Linn Area CU has $178 million in assets. The Iowa foundation also raised $6,500 for the network through its “Links of Love” promotion. Children’s Miracle Network raises money for more than 170 children’s hospitals nationwide. The Iowa foundation has helped Children’s Hospitals of Iowa City, Sioux City and Omaha to support research, purchase new equipment and provide educational materials.