April 03, 2014

CU Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run this Sunday

April 4, 2014 – Credit unions, their trade organizations – including NAFCU – and members of Congress joined Thursday on Capitol Hill for a press conference kicking off the April 6 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run in Washington, D.C., and California.

Proceeds from the race, $487,000, were donated to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in a check presentation during Thursday's press conference. This is the 42nd year of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run in Washington. Sunday's run will include about 15,000 runners.

NAFCU lobbyists attended the press conference and Katie Marisic, NAFCU vice president of political affairs, said it is an honor to be part of an event like this, which helps to show credit unions' spirit of community and outreach at their best. NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger will attend Sunday's race.

Among those in attendance at Thursday's press conference were Reps. Daniel Webster, R-Fla., and Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., and event host Charlie Mallon, president and CEO of NAFCU-member Congressional FCU.

Other events associated with this year's run are the Credit Union SacTown Ten-Mile Run also set for April 6. A Freedom Run at Wiesbaden Army Garrison in Germany will take place on April 12.