April 27, 2015

We're Running with Credit Unions to Support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Each year, CUNA Mutual Group joins together with the nation's credit unions to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals by participating in the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and the Credit Union SACTOWN Ten Mile Run.

We shared a race report from the East coast earlier this month, and now we give you some of the fun, sun and good stories from our employees who walked, ran, volunteered and supported these efforts on the West coast--at the SACTOWN Ten Mile Run to raise funds and help save the lives of millions of children from coast to coast.

West coast Team CUNA Mutual roster: 

  • Sue Wilkins, Sales Executive: 5 mile run
  • Lisa Coates, Lending Consultant: 5 mile run
  • Richard Walter, Lending Protection Manager: 10 mile run
  • Alan Coursey, State National CP Rep:10 mile run
  • Amy DiPeso, Lending Protection Manager: 1 mile fun-run with her 6 and 4 year-old children
  • Debbie Sheehan, Sales Executive: Volunteer, handing out water to the finishers


Amy DiPeso with her husband and 2 children
From Amy DiPeso, Lending Protection Manager, after running the 1-mile family fun mile with her husband and children:
"Credit unions make such a positive difference in their communities, and the financial lives of their members, so completing the SACTOWN10 Miracle Mile as a family was a fun way for us to support credit unions' efforts in making a positive difference in communities and the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals."
From Richard Walter, Lending Protection Manager, after running the 10 mile race:
“Exciting to see so many credit unions out for a good cause! What better way to show our strength in numbers for a good cause while simultaneously strengthening our bodies and souls?”
Alan Coursey, Lisa Coates, Sue Wilkins
and 
Richard Walter in front of the
Sacramento Capitol building after
completing their 5- and 10-mile runs
 
From Sue Wilkins, Sales Executive, upon finishing the 5-mile race:
“It was awesome. It’s always great to see so many credit unions supporters at this even year after year.”
From Lisa Coates, Lending Consultant, who ran the 5-mile race:
“We were proud to be doing our part on the West coast for CUs for Kids and CMN Hospitals while the East coast team was doing it, too. I’m happy to say I finished in an acceptable time for me and wasn’t swept up off the road by the clean-up crew! LOL!”
Plenty of water for these race finishers!

From Debbie Sheehan, Sales Executive, who volunteered handing out water at the finish line.
“It was so inspiring to see so many credit union professionals out at the race to support a great cause!”
Our support and commitment to the credit union industry and these events runs deep and we thank you for following along in our journey through these stories, quotes and photos. Please consider joining the events, entering a team or raising funds in the 2016 races!

Since 2009, CUNA Mutual Group has donated more than $375,000 to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals by participating in the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and the Credit Union SACTOWN Ten Mile Run.