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Wisconsin CUs Raise $55,000+ For Children's Hospitals
MADISON, Wis. (8/26/13)--Wisconsin credit unions and affiliated partners contributed more than $55,000 to the state's Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, it was announced recently at the Credit Union Center campus in Madison, Wis.
Click to view larger image Credit union industry runners and business partners gathered at CUNA Mutual Group in Madison, Wis., to announce that more than $55,000 had been raised for Wisconsin's Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. From left: SarahWainscott, Wisconsin Credit Union League;  Jason Milesko, Filene Research Institute; Mark Condon, Credit Union National Association; Tom Liebe, Wisconsin Credit Union League; Holly Fearing and Christopher Roe, CUNA Mutual Group; U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), honorary co-chair of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run; and Jennifer Norr, Sheila McNeal and Alastair Shore, CUNA Mutual Group. (Photo provided by CUNA Mutual Group)
The money was donated through the annual Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run in Washington, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), an honorary co-chair of the race held in April, met with CUNA Mutual Group runners and others affiliated with the race at the Credit Union Center to share the fund-raising results.
Of the amount, one-third or $18,333 each went to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, the Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center and Marshfield's St. Joseph's Children's Hospital.
Credit Union Miracle Day (CUMD), title sponsor group for the race, has donated more than $6 million to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals since 2002. CUMD also sponsors the Credit Union SacTown Ten-Mile Run in Sacramento, Calif., and two Freedom Runs for troops overseas.
"Through CUMD, credit unions, their partners and runners all unite for good in order to support families in their time of need," said Christopher Roe, CUNA Mutual senior vice president and a former board member of CUMD. "While this race takes place in Washington, Senator Baldwin, as honorary co-chair, understands the funds raised from Wisconsin benefit local children's hospitals in the state."  CUNA Mutual Group is a national business partner of the cherry blossom run.
Other Wisconsin supporters contributing to CUMD through the race include the Credit Union National Association, Fiserv, Credit Union Executives Society and the National Credit Union Foundation.
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