This year marks the sixth consecutive year that PSCU will served as the lead partner for the Credit Union Miracle Day Family of Races, which includes the flagship Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run. This year’s race is set for April 7 in Washington, D.C. Since 2008, the CUSO has helped to underwrite sponsorship expenses to optimize donations to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the U.S.
Credit Union Miracle Day Inc. is the national umbrella organization that represents credit unions as the title sponsor of local races. CUMD’s Family of Races has grown to include the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run‚ the Credit Union SacTown Ten-Mile Run in Sacramento‚ Calif., also on April 7‚ and two Freedom Runs for our troops overseas. When credit unions and business partners sponsor CUMD’s Family of Races‚ they are supporting all the races.
Last year‚ a total of $515‚000 was raised for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals‚ bringing the total amount of money raised to over $5.5 million dollars since credit unions became involved in supporting the race.
“The Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and the other races in the Credit Union Miracle Day family are some of the highest profile credit union-sponsored events of the year,” said Fredda McDonald, PSCU’s executive vice president of credit union experience and CUMD’s newest board member. “Imagine the impact that an expanded family of races could make when one day, we’re running five, ten and even more races in different states across the country to help the kids.”