MADISON, Wis. – Credit Union Miracle Day has been named winner of the 2013 Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Outstanding Program.
CU Miracle Day is a family of races that benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
CU Miracle Day started with the 2002 credit union sponsorship of its now flagship event, the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run in Washington, D.C. In 2011, CUMD expanded to a family of races, adding the new Credit Union SacTown Ten-Mile Run in Sacramento, Calif., and two Freedom Runs for American troops overseas, including one at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, and one at Wiesbaden Army Garrison, Germany, all held on or around the same day. To date, Credit Union Miracle Day has generated more than $5.5 million for 136 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country.
“Credit Union Miracle Day is one of those rare and special events that seems to have grown into a level of influence and prominence in such as small amount of time that is hard to comprehend its entirety,” said NCUF Awards & Recognition Committee Chairman Bob Schumacher. “It encompasses not only raising funds for a worthy cause, but also has an impact on credit union advocacy that is almost unmatched in its power. It is certainly a Wegner winner!”
CU Miracle Day will be honored at the 2013 Herb Wegner Memorial Awards dinner in Washington in February.