DUBLIN, Ohio (4/21/14)--Credit unions in Ohio have set a lofty goal this year in their campaign to raise money for Ohio Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, and they're hoping the eighth annual "Marching Miles for Miracle Kids" will push them over the top.
Aiming for $1 million, the Ohio Credit Unions for Kids steering committee has once again launched the statewide campaign that organizes 5K races in communities in all of Ohio's CMN Hospital markets.
Registration fees for the races are passed along to the fundraising effort.
"We look forward to this fundraising effort every year," said Jaime Crooks, chair of the steering committee and marketing director at Ohio HealthCare FCU, Dublin. "We're on a mission to build on our efforts and make each year even more successful. This is an amazing collaborative effort among Ohio's credit unions and partners. If we each do our part we can have an unbelievable impact on our hospitals and local communities."
More than six thousand people participated in the first event in the series, held April 12 in Youngstown, Ohio.
The Marching Miles campaign also featured a silent auction earlier this month at the Ohio Credit Union League's inVest48 conference, where credit union professionals and others bid on more than 40 donated items.
The event raised $6,000, which was matched by CUNA Mutual Group and American Share Insurance, bringing the total raised to $18,000.
For more information about Marching Miles fundraising efforts, use the resource link.