Credit Union SACTOWN Run Charity
America’s Credit Unions Working Together
The Credit Union SACTOWN Run in Sacramento, CA brings together credit unions from across the country with a shared vision of fundraising and helping children. The proceeds from this event support the 170 Children’s Hospitals that belong to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit international organization that helps to treat millions of children across the U.S. and Canada.
Not only will credit unions work together this year to support the Credit Union SACTOWN Run, but they will continue to work even harder to reach and support their own communities. Among the many special services credit unions provide is the outreach they have in their communities, and in today’s economic environment a credit union’s financial services may be your best choice for a financial partner!
Credit unions provide consumers like you choices for financial services such as checking accounts, investments and loans of all kinds including mortgages. Funds are federally insured, but unlike banks, there are no stockholders at credit unions. Earnings are returned to member-owners in the form of lower loan rates, higher savings rates, low or no-fee products and services. As a member-owner of your credit union, you have a voice! You are entitled to vote on credit union business, elect new board members, and can also serve on your credit union’s volunteer board. The credit union philosophy of placing members’ needs first is why more than 92 million Americans do their banking at a credit union. Once you’re a member, you’re always a member!
Credit unions are for everyone– no matter where you live, there is a credit union to meet your needs. If you are not yet a member, race to your local credit union to find out how you can “finish strong!”
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is an affiliation of children’s hospitals throughout the country. Each year these non-profit hospitals provide state-of-the-art care, cutting edge research and preventative health education, and treat children for every disease and injury imaginable. CMN Hospitals impact the lives of more children than any other children’s charity in the world and are committed to providing the best care for children when they need it.
- Provide $2.5 billion in charity (uncompensated) care each year
- Treat 98% of all children needing heart or lung transplants
- Treat 88% of all children with cancer
- Treat 76% of all children with cystic fibrosis
- Treat 90% of all children with sickle cell anemia
- Treat 72% of all children with pediatric AIDS
- Devote 60% of their services to children under age six and 25% to newborns
- Train 60% of pediatricians and 80% of all pediatric specialists
- Educate families about issues like child safety seats, helmet safety and bike safety
Credit Union For Kids
Credit Unions for Kids is the brand under which America’s credit unions and affiliated organizations fundraise for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. All credit union donations, whether raised from the Credit Union SACTOWN Run or other activities, are totaled through Credit Unions for Kids.
To date, credit unions have raised over $100 million since the introduction of the CU4Kids program back in 1996. In addition, credit unions are the third largest annual contributor among corporate partners.