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Ohio CUs preparing to march for hospitals
DUBLIN, Ohio (4/13/12)--Ohio credit unions are breaking in their walking shoes to prepare for the 2012 "Ohio Credit Unions: Marching Miles for Miracle Kids," which aims to raise $135,000 this year to add to the more than $500,000 they've raised for Ohio Children's Miracle Network Hospitals since 2007.

The Credit Unions for Kids Steering Committee believes the campaign has the momentum to reach the goal, said committee Chair Jaime Crooks of Ohio Healthcare FCU, Dublin.  "We have infused the 2012 campaign with new, unique fundraisers. I think the result will be more involvement on the grassroots level, helping us reach our goal."

Credit union staff, volunteers, members and the general public can participate as marchers or sponsors in the march-a-thon. The first march will be in Youngstown on May 5, with subsequent walks to follow in other areas of the state through May 12. 

Ohio Credit Union League President Paul Mercer noted, "This is another example of how credit unions are making a difference in the communities they serve."

Funds go to local children's hospitals.  Nationally, credit unions contribute to their local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals through Credit Unions for Kids fundraising efforts. For more information use the links.
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