Credit Union Cherry Blossom 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 10 million children annually.  The donations are counted as part of the over $130 million raised since 1996 through Credit Unions for Kids, which is the 5th largest fundraising entity for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Since 2002, credit unions and business partners donated $10 Million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals nationwide. Because of the generous contributions by our lead partners, CUNA Mutual Group, PSCU, CO-OP 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, Chief Risk Officer of NASA FCU.

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 42-year history, high visibility and scenic beauty draws more than 15,000 runners, including hundreds of influential legislators and staffers.  Furthermore, over 231 Members of Congress support the run as Honorary Race Chairs.

“The response from the Members of Congress is outstanding and very helpful to the collaborative efforts of credit unions to raise funds for hospitalized children,” Sean Zimmermann, President & CEO of Congressional Federal Credit Union.

See the over 231 Honorary Race Chairs from Congress.

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. 

“Belvoir Federal Credit Union takes community involvement seriously. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals develop cutting edge medical technology to benefit children and provide them with quality of life options. Our children should have an opportunity to
receive the best treatment possible and live a life full of possibilities. Belvoir Federal team is honored to participate as volunteers, runners and walkers to help make these medical opportunities possible.” Patty Kimmel, President/CEO of Belvoir Federal Credit Union

For more information on running and running teams, click here.

For more information on volunteering, click here.

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.

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