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Georgia CUs raise 62000 for CMN
DULUTH, Ga. (9/2/08)--More than 200 people representing 13 credit unions raised $62,000 for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) at the Greater Atlanta CU Chapter’s six-annual Bowl-a-Thon.
Click to view larger image Representatives from credit unions in Greater Atlanta raised more than $62,000 for Children’s Hospitals through Credit Unions for Kids program. From left are: Kristi Arrington, Georgia Credit Union Affiliates; Penny Womble, IBM Southeast EFCU; Sharon Robinson, Children’s Miracle Network; Laura Sterling, Georgia’s Own CU; Patti Monroe, IBM Southeast EFCU; Brittany Green, CDC FCU; Kem Pastorino, Delta Community CU; and Jill Wilcox, Atlanta Postal CU. (Photo provided by Georgia Credit Union Affiliates)
“We are overjoyed with the outpouring of support that has enabled us to reach a new fundraising record for the sixth year in a row,” said Laura Sterling, communications manager, Georgia’s Own CU, Atlanta. The funds will support the Patient and Family Support Services program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, said Georgia Credit Union Affiliates. Credit unions have raised more than $63 million since 1996 through the Credit Unions for Kids program. Making an appearance at the bowling event was youth named Jack, 9, who was injured after jumping out of his family’s pontoon boat and being hit by the propeller in May 2004. Jack underwent surgery at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta after the accident.


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