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#VoteForMiracles Campaign to Support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Surpasses 100,000 Votes
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 6:45 AM

Marie Osmond and Miss America lend their support on social media; Over 1,900 credit union communities step up to engage employees and members to help local CMN Hospitals win $100,000  

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has announced that #VoteForMiracles has surpassed 100,000 votes almost a full week ahead of the pace set at the same time last year. Currently, Mercy Children’s Hospital in Toledo, Ohio, has jumped to the lead followed by last year’s winner Hurley Children’s Hospital, Flint, Mich., and El Paso Children’s Hospital. Competition for fourth and fifth place remains very tight as well, with a dozen hospitals in the hunt.

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The hospital with the most votes after the promotion ends on Dec. 19 will win $50,000. Second through fifth place will receive $20,000, $15,000, $10,000, and $5,000, respectively. The $100,000 donation on behalf of America’s credit unions is made possible thanks to the generosity of CO-OP Financial Services and CU Direct.

“We are excited with the wonderful response to Vote for Miracles so far and applaud our credit unions who have really got behind their respective hospitals to rally the vote among their staff, members, and the community at large,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

CMN Hospitals cofounder Marie Osmond and Miss America 2018 Cara Mund have also thrown their support behind the campaign by posting videos on their social media channels.

Many of the top hospitals and their credit union supporters have engaged their local media resulting in several stories on local telecasts, on various social media platforms, and in print media. 

Credit unions and hospitals are also implementing a social share custom link builder tool that has simplified the voting process. To learn more about this new tool, credit unions are invited to visit cu4kids.org/VoteForMiracles to download the “How To” instructions.

Designed to engage consumers, #VoteForMiracles hopes to drive awareness of credit unions by highlighting the credit union difference. During the voting process, voters are asked to “Choose their Credit Union.” The credit union that generates the most votes for the winning Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals will be invited to be part of the check presentation at the conclusion of the campaign.

At this time, the 10 most represented credit unions are: ELGA Credit Union, Dort Federal Credit Union, Health Center Credit Union, Palmetto Health Credit Union, Mercy Health Partners Federal Credit Union, SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, Financial Plus Credit Union (Mich.), Service 1st Federal Credit Union (Penn.), GECU and Orange County’s Credit Union.

But we still need your credit union to make this campaign an even bigger success. Take this opportunity to highlight the credit union difference to as many people as possible! Please vote personally, encourage employees to vote, ask members to vote, and even tell your communities to vote! 

Visit VoteforMiracles.org today!

Materials to support your engagement efforts can be found here

About Credit Unions for Kids
Credit Unions for Kids is the brand under which credit unions, chapters, state associations and business partners from across the country collaborate to fundraise for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Adopted as the movement’s charity of choice, credit unions are third largest corporate contributor to CMN Hospitals. Funds raised by credit unions benefit the local CMN Hospital serving the community. Since 1996, credit unions are approaching $170 million in lifetime giving to local CMN Hospitals.