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CU Cherry Blossom Achievements Recognized

Fri, Jun 21, 2013

Washington, District Of Columbia

CU Cherry Blossom Achievements Recognized

FRB FCU Sweeps Race Awards

Credit unions were awarded for their Credit Union Chery Blossom Ten Mile Run® (The Run) achievements during the Maryland & DC Credit Union Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention held last week in Ocean City, MD.

2013 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run Competitions

Fastest CU Running Team
FRB FCU - “Cash Us If You Can” in a CU team record-breaking time of 2:52:43

Fastest CU Male
FRB FCU - Dominic Smith – 53:00

Fastest CU Female
FRB FCU - Andrea Fischione – 63:22

Most Raised in CU Organizational Donation Challenge

Department of Labor FCU at 43 cents per member through its skip-a-pay program.

Most Raised in CU Member Donation Challenge

Constellation FCU at 29 cents per member through an iPad raffle.


Most Spirited CU Volunteer Team

NASA FCU at Water Stop #2


“We celebrate the achievements of these three credit unions in our competitions,” said Charlie Mallon, President/CEO of Congressional FCU and Chairman of the CU Cherry Blossom Race Committee, who presented the awards. “While this is a friendly sporting event that raises a lot of money for the treatment of kids, some of our athlete members are very competitive,” he said.

The Run was held on April 7 in Washington, D.C., and is sponsored by Credit Union Miracle Day, a nonprofit collaboration of credit union organizations engaged in fundraising activities to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) and is the largest national credit union fundraising event for Credit Unions for Kids.

CUMD started with the 2002 credit union sponsorship of its flagship event, the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run® in Washington, D.C. In 2011, CUMD expanded its cause to a Family of Races benefiting CMN Hospitals through Credit Unions for Kids, adding the Credit Union SacTown Ten-Mile Run in Sacramento, Calif., and two Freedom Runs for American troops overseas, including one at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait and one at Wiesbaden Army Garrison, Germany, all held on or around the same day.

Funds collected by CUMD stay in the credit union's community to benefit the kids served by the local CMN Hospital.

The 2013 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and Credit Union SacTown Ten-Mile Run drew together 100 credit unions from 14 states, 60 business partner organizations, 16‚000 runners and over 700 volunteers, and raised over $483,000 for CMN Hospitals.

About Credit Union Miracle Day

Credit Union Miracle Day is a partnership of credit unions, CUSOs and partner organizations united to sponsor a Family of Races benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals under the umbrella of Credit Unions for Kids. The Family of Races includes the April 6, 2014 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run in Washington, D.C., the April 6, 2014 Credit Union SacTown Ten Mile Run in Sacramento, California, and two Freedom Runs for our troops overseas. For more information, visit


About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Children’s Miracle Network is an alliance of premier children’s hospitals across North America which treats 17 million critically ill children annually, regardless of their ability to pay.