PSCU Supports Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Credit Union Advocacy...
... as Lead Sponsor of Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run
St. Petersburg, Fla. — (March 28, 2023) — PSCU, the nation’s premier payments credit union service organization (CUSO) and an integrated financial technology solutions provider, will come together with credit unions, industry volunteers and members of Congress to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals through the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run on April 2 in Washington, D.C. Driving awareness of the credit union difference on Capitol Hill as part of Credit Union Miracle Day (CUMD), this 50-year-old race serves as a fundraiser for the consortium of 170 premier children's hospitals treating millions of patients across North America each year.
PSCU has helped underwrite race expenses for the past 21 years to enable funds raised to further research and provide medical care for patients at Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Since 2002, the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run has raised and donated over $10.6 million to the non-profit organization, treating millions of children across the U.S. and Canada. Credit unions are the fifth largest fundraisers for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals nationwide.
"PSCU is honored to continue its longstanding partnership with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and support their work to provide critical medical care and research to children in need," said Chuck Fagan, president and CEO of PSCU. "Through our participation in the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and Credit Union Miracle Day, we are proud to join industry partners in demonstrating the credit union difference on Capitol Hill, which exemplifies how credit unions help their communities thrive.”
Among this year’s more than 23,000 entrants, a group of PSCU employees will compete in the race known as the "Runner's Rite of Spring” – and many more will participate as on-site volunteers.
"The Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run continues to be a testament to the credit union industry's commitment to community service," said Merry Pateuk, SVP, industry engagement at PSCU. "In the spirit of the ‘people helping people’ philosophy, we are excited to once again serve as a lead sponsor for the 16th consecutive year and contribute to this impactful event’s success in 2023."
The Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run is a complementary initiative to the public policy advocacy efforts of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU) trade associations. With over 600 Congressional staffers among the thousands of runners, the race elevates awareness of the credit union industry’s shared dedication to service and volunteerism.
For more information on the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and CUMD, visit CherryBlossom.org.
PSCU, the nation’s premier payments CUSO and an integrated financial technology solutions provider, supports the success of more than 2,400 financial institutions and processes nearly 7.7 billion transactions annually. Committed to service excellence and focused on continuous innovation, PSCU’s payment processing, fraud and risk management, data and analytics, digital banking, strategic consulting and real-time payments platforms, along with 24/7/365-member support via its contact centers, help deliver personalized, connected experiences. The origin of PSCU’s model is collaboration and scale, and the company has leveraged its influence on behalf of credit unions and their members for more than 45 years. Today, PSCU provides an end-to-end, competitive advantage that enables credit unions to securely grow and meet evolving consumer demands. For more information, visit pscu.com.