Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ #VoteForMiracles has surpassed 100,000 votes almost a full week ahead of the pace set at the same time last year.
Currently, Mercy Children’s Hospital in Toledo, Ohio, has jumped to the lead followed by last year’s winner Hurley Children’s Hospital, Flint, Mich., and El Paso (Texas) Children’s Hospital. Competition for fourth and fifth place remains very tight as well with a dozen hospitals in the hunt.
The hospital with the most votes after the promotion ends on Dec. 19 will win $50,000. Second through fifth place will receive $20,000, $15,000, $10,000 and $5,000, respectively. The $100,000 donation on behalf of America’s credit unions is made possible thanks to the generosity of CO-OP Financial Services and CU Direct.
“We applaud our credit unions who have really got behind their respective hospitals to rally the vote among their staff, members and the community at large” said John Lauck, president/CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
CMN Hospitals co-Founder Marie Osmond and Miss America 2018, Cara Mund have also thrown their support behind the campaign by posting videos on their social media channels.
Many of the top hospitals and their credit union supporters have engaged their local media resulting in several stories on local telecasts, on various social media platforms, and in the print media.
Both credit unions and hospitals are also implementing a social share custom link builder tool that has simplified the voting process. To learn more about this new tool, credit unions are invited to visit http://cu4kids.org/VoteForMiracles to download the “How To” instructions.
Designed to engage consumers, #VoteForMiracles hopes to drive awareness of credit unions by highlighting the credit union difference. During the voting process, voters are asked to “Choose their Credit Union.” The credit union that generates the most votes for the winning Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals will be invited to be part of the check presentation at the conclusion of the campaign. The 10 most represented credit unions are: