WASHINGTON (3/13/14)--A record-breaking number of congressmen and women have pledged support for the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run this year, an annual event to raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
So far, 210 members of Congress, representing 47 states, American Samoa, D.C. and Guam, have volunteered their support for the April 6 event, including 37 U.S. senators and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).
The previous record for the race had been 189. The race is part of the broader Credit Union Miracle Day's Family of Races.
Charlie Mallon, president/CEO, Congressional FCU, Oakton, Va., and board vice chair of the Credit Union Miracle Day, praised the support the event received from the Hill.
"This race showcases the credit union philosophy of people-helping-people since one of our major goals is to raise funds for children's hospitals," Mallon said.
Credit Union Miracle Day, put together by 101 credit unions and 48 business partners and CUSOs, including lead partner PSCU, has donated more than $6 million to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals throughout the U.S. from its Credit Unions for Kid-arm.
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals ties together a number of premier children's hospitals across the country, who collectively treat 10 million critically ill children every year, regardless of their economic circumstances.
The other Miracle Day races this year include the Credit Union SacTown Ten-Mile Run in Sacramento, Calif., and a Freedom Run at Wiesbaden Army Garrison in Germany.