Ten Mile Run®
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Fundraising — Local Impact
The Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run is a major fundraising event for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, collecting much needed donations for children’s hospitals across the U.S. that treat over 17 million children annually. The donations are counted as part of the over $110 million raised since 1996 through Credit Unions for Kids, which is the 3rd largest fundraising entity for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, only after Wal-Mart and Costco.
Since 2002, credit unions and business partners donated over $6 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals nationwide. Because of the generous contributions by our lead partner, PSCU Financial Services and other business providers, every dollar generated by credit unions was returned to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital serving their local communities.
“This national credit union effort has an important local impact, since donations from each credit union are given to a Children’s Miracle Network hospital in the credit union’s local community.” Theresa Mann, President/CEO of The Partnership FCU, Washington, DC.
Building Awareness — National Exposure
The world-class run, held in Washington D.C. to coincide with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, represents an important opportunity to gain awareness for our industry on Capitol Hill. The event’s 41-year history, high visibility and scenic beauty draws more than 15,000 runners, including hundreds of influential legislators and staffers. Furthermore, over 161 Members of Congress support the run as Honorary Race Chairs.
“The fundraising is only one part of the picture. Just as important is being in Washington, D.C. With the over 161 Members of Congress who are Honorary Race Chairs and hundreds of Hill staffers participating in the race, the phrase ‘credit union’ was prominent everywhere.” Diana Dykstra, President/CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues.
Join the Spirit — Credit Union Runners and Volunteers
Building on our credit union team spirit, over 7,000 members participate as runners and over 500 credit union volunteers participate in this spectacular running event.
“This was an ideal opportunity to combine the passion and commitment to helping others that we bring to our communities every day with my own personal passion for running.” Randy Dotemoto, President, Kinecta FCU, Manhattan Beach, California.
Join us today in supporting visibility for the credit union industry on Capitol Hill in an event that simultaneously benefits children’s hospitals in our communities. To become a credit union or business partner sponsor, click here.Race Videos