Nation's Credit Unions Join NASA Federal To Support Children's Miracle Network

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Nation's Credit Unions Join NASA Federal To Support Children's Miracle Network

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Friday, March 16, 2012 - 1:25pm

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UPPER MARLBORO, Md., March 16, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- NASA Federal Credit Union (NASA Federal) and the nation's credit unions have generated over $100 million since 1996 for the Children's Miracle Network (CMN) through Credit Unions for Kids. This successful run continues this spring with the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run which will draw over 15,000 runners to Washington D.C. on April 1. This world class fundraising run, which coincides with the National Cherry Blossom festival, will collect much-needed donations for children's hospitals nationwide. Credit Unions for Kids is the 3rd largest fundraising entity for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, only after Wal-Mart and Costco.

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In addition, NASA FCU and the nation's credit unions are sponsoring the Credit Unions Kids at Heart marathon team at this year's Boston Marathon on April 16. The program's mission is to support sick and injured children and has helped thousands of children and their families as they seek treatment at Children's Hospital Boston. To date, Credit Unions Kids at Heart has donated over $3.4 million dollars for fetal cardiac research, pediatric brain research and to create a patient-family lounge for Children's Hospital Boston.

"We have a proud tradition of making a difference in the communities we serve," said Doug Allman, president and CEO of NASA Federal. "We invite others to support the NASA employees and volunteers involved with this year's Cherry Blossom run and Boston Marathon by donating much-needed funds for children served by the Children's Miracle Network."

Every dollar donated to Credit Union Kids at Heart goes back to the Children's Miracle Network and to the hospitals sponsored, like Children's Hospital in Boston, that serve their local communities. CMN Hospitals treat over 17 million children every year; in fact, it is the world's largest children's charity. Each year, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals:

  • Provide $2.5 billion in charity care
  • Support cutting edge, life-saving research
  • Develop new, innovative technology which eases pain and lengthens lives
  • Treat 98 percent of all children needing heart or lung transplants
  • Treat 88 percent of all children with cancer
  • Treat 76 percent of all children with cystic fibrosis
  • Treat 72 percent of all children with pediatric AIDS

To learn more about the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and how to support Credit Unions for Kids, please visit

To learn more about NASA Federal employees running in this year's Boston Marathon and how to support Credit Unions Kids at Heart please visit

About NASA Federal Credit Union: NASA Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned entirely by its members and operated for the benefit of all who belong. Chartered in 1949, NASA Federal Credit Union serves the diverse needs of more than 75,000 members with a full array of financial services and the strength of over $1 billion in assets.


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Keywords: Social Impact & Volunteering | Children | NASA | boston marathon | cherry blossum run | childrens miracle network | csr | hospitals

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