Ohio credit unions raise more than $500,000 for local children’s hospitals

CLEVELAND, Tue May 1, 2012 – Credit unions across Ohio are on a mission to bring in $135,000 during the week of May 6 – but this time, it’s not through deposits or loans. Credit unions such as Cleveland’s own Firefighters Community Credit Union are raising the money for Children’s Miracle Network and Ohio’s Children’s Hospitals through Marching Miles for Miracle Kids.

Local marchers will gather at FFCCU’s downtown office (2300 St. Clair Avenue) on Thursday, May 10, when the sixth annual statewide walk-a-thon hits Cleveland at 9:30 a.m. About a third of FFCCU’s 51-person staff will march the five miles to Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

Any money raised in Cleveland will support Cleveland-area children at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.”

In its sixth annual year, Ohio Credit Union’s Marching Miles for Miracle Kids has raised more than $500,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the state. The 2012 goal could add $135,000 to that, which tops last year’s total of more than $130,000. Nearly $16,000 of that stayed in Cleveland to support Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, part of the University Hospital network.