CUs take fitness challenge to help CMN Hospitals

July 24, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (7/24/15)--Credit unions can participate in a 27-day fitness and wellness challenge this September that will benefit their local Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals.

Participants in the Miracle Challenge, which runs Sept. 1-27, choose a fitness track--running, walking, cycling/spinning, studio fitness and boot camp--to complete by the end of the 27-day challenge. Daily mini-challenges will have messages from fitness experts, celebrities and CMN Hospitals patients.

The Ohio CU4Kids Alliance announced Thursday it would be participating in this year’s Miracle Challenge, which is sponsored in part by Credit Unions Across Colorado, Credit Unions Across Arizona and Credit Unions Across Wyoming.

The challenge includes a fundraising goal of $10 per day--or $272 total per person.

More than 3,000 credit unions raised a record $10.75 million for local CMN Hospitals in 2014. Fundraising under the "Credit Unions for Kids" brand, the credit union community has donated more than $140 million to member hospitals since 1996.