SACRAMENTO, Calif. (3/28/13)--The second annual Credit Union SacTown 10 Mile Run will take place April 7 in downtown Sacramento, Calif., to raise money for Children's Miracle Network hospitals in California and Nevada.
The race increases national awareness of credit unions and will take place the same day as the 41st Annual Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten-Mile Run in Washington, D.C. It is part of the Credit Union Miracle Day "Family of Races."
SacTown 10 raised more than $140,000 for Children's Miracle Network hospitals last year. Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland used the funds it received to support its Pedi Rehab department, specifically for rehab equipment such as specialized wheelchairs, according to Tina L. Evans, director at the hospital.
At the University of California-Davis Children's Hospital in Sacramento, the money went to support child life programs, such as research, equipment and music therapy, said Jacquelyn Mills, director of development.
California and Nevada credit unions have raised nearly $164,000 so far this year. Major sponsors include:
More than 1,300 racers, including 652 credit union employees and members, are scheduled to participate. More than 200 credit union volunteers are expected to work the event.