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Bratsakis Accepts CMNH’s Founders Award on Behalf of CU4Kids

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals presented the prestigious Founders Award to Credit Unions for Kids (CU4Kids) during Children’s Hospital Week. As Chair of the CU4Kids Advisory Board, MD|DC Credit Union Association CEO John Bratsakis accepted the award from CMNH’s co-founder Marie Osmond. The Founders Award recognizes individuals or organizations whose dedication has significantly impacted the lives of children.

In a statement, CMN Hospitals shared why CU4Kids was honored: “Through their commitment, time, talent, and incredible fundraising efforts, CU4Kids has played a crucial role in enabling member children’s hospitals to help countless children in need. This award is a testament to the incredible partnership between credit unions and member children’s hospitals. Together, they’ve made a remarkable difference, ensuring children receive the critical care they deserve.”

Since 1996, CU4Kids has donated over $200 million to children’s hospitals located in communities across the country. These funds support what’s needed most, like critical life-saving treatments and healthcare services, innovative research, vital pediatric medical equipment, child life services that put kids’ and families’ minds at ease during difficult hospital stays, and financial assistance for families who could not otherwise afford these health services.

Credit Unions in Maryland, DC, Virginia and Delaware support CU4Kids through a variety of fundraisers, golf outings, chapter events as well as Credit Union Miracle Day’s three main events: the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile and 5K races, annual Charity Golf Classic and The Capital Affair Gala.

“Credit unions have spent decades dedicated to improving pediatric healthcare through CU4Kids,” said John Bratsakis, CU4Kids Advisory Board Chair. “While we don’t do it for the recognition, I am so proud our efforts are being highlighted through the Founders Award. Together, we have made a transformational impact for millions of kids and families – our members – and we have a lot to celebrate!” 

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