Credit Union SacTown Run Newsletter - March 2019

Meet some of the CMN children you help with your participation and sponsorship of the 2019 Credit Union SacTown Run!



When we met Kaylee last year, we learned a bout of high fevers led her to be rushed to the Sam S. and Rose Stein Emergency Care Center at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, where her parents received the terrible news that their daughter was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She was immediately sent to the Hematology/Oncology floor for treatment.

Today, Kaylee is age 5 and completed her treatment in March 2018. She is happy to be returning to all the things she loved before cancer, including gymnastics; spaghetti and meatballs (her favorite food); and being a “mommy” to her dolls and playing with her Barbies. Her hero is her big brother, Drew. FUN FACT: When she grows up, she wants to work with her mommy as a nurse in the Hematology/Oncology inpatient unit at Rady Children’s



Jazz is a vibrant young girl with a bright future. She also battles sickle cell disease, which leaves her vulnerable to excruciating pain and threatens to shorten her young life. Jazz and her family chose UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals for the compassionate care, wraparound services, and ground-breaking research opportunities. There, they have met with physician scientists who believe a cure will be discovered within her lifetime.


Runners and non-runners alike can help raise money for your local CMN Hospital! It’s simple! 

  • Click here to set up or join a Fundraising Team
  • DONATE to the event or SPONSOR a Runner
  • SPREAD the word on your personal Facebook page, Twitter, LinkedIn or via email

Last year, together we raised nearly $35,000 through these individual pages. Can we top that this year? Please note runners and non-runners alike can all work together to raise funds for their credit union team or organization’s team. Simply set up a “TEAM” page, select “Fundraising Group,” set your team’s goal, and join as a running or non-running fundraiser by simply customizing your message. All funds go directly to your local hospital.


OE Federal Credit Union


OE FCU had quite the crowd for the 2018 Credit Union SacTown Run: 23 employees, 25 family members, and an additional 12 spectators. This year, the credit union is hoping for an even larger turnout—70 people!


“We’re working on getting a team of participants together for the 10-mile, specifically,” said Marketing Manager Jessica Gunston-Parks. “We’ve got a training schedule put together and training starts this week (editor’s note: the week of Feb. 4)”

The credit union also has set up a fundraising page on its internal  website to raise money for CMN.

Patelco Credit Union


At the 2018 Credit Union SacTown Run, Patelco CU had a record number of participants bringing a team of 64 to Sacramento. This year, Patelco hopes to have as many people at the Run as OE FCU:  70 participants to break its previous year’s record.

The credit union was going to actively recruit team members by sending out a communication to officially announce the race and encourage people to register.  It also planned to host a “sign-up day” to catch stragglers who had not signed up by the middle of February. 

“Each of our participants will receive a custom designed T-Shirt for the race,” said  Executive Director, Credit Union Affairs Flora Nafei. “We will also start a Team Training Challenge via Incentfit as well as having a running workshop to educate our runners on how to get ready and be better prepared for the race.  We will be sending weekly reminders and encouragements to the Challenge’s participants.”


The credit union also plans activities, including a sponsorship/fundraising page and getting members more involved. Its fundraising goal is $10,000.

Good luck to OE FCU and Patelco on meeting or surpassing their 2019 goals! We will see you all on April 7!

California and Nevada credit unions—and business sponsors, we’d love to spotlight your teams too! Please send information and photos to League Media Relations Specialist Tina Ramos-Ingold at



Before running in the SacTown Run, you can take in a round of golf at the 13th Annual CMN Friendship Invitational to benefit UC Davis and UCSF Benioff Oakland Children’s Hospitals. The event will be held on Thursday, April 4 at El Macero Country Club in Davis, CA.

Last year the event raised about $74,000 for the two children’s hospitals. 2019 CMN Friendship Invitational Event Co-Chairs Esther M. Klein and Patsy Van Ouwerkerk (both CMN Advisory Council members) are hoping to have 128 players for this year’s event, including more credit union participants.

Deadline for sponsorships is March 15 to be included in the program. The deadline for golfers is March 22. For more information, click here.


10-Mile Run: $53 (until March 28; $59 after that date); Homemade Half Add-on: $35

5K (3.1 mile) Run: $35 (until March 28; $40 after that date); Homemade Half Add-on: $55

  • There are Credit Union and “Political Animal” (for legislators and staff) Team Competitions:
    • 3-Person teams
    • 5K event only
    • First team member to register assigns team name. Subsequent members enter team name to join the team.
    • Winning score is the team with the lowest combined time (sum of all three runners 5K times).

Miracle Run/Walk (open to all ages):

  • Free for kids age 12 and under until April 5; $10 on race day
  • Adults—$10 until April 5; $15 on race day

Click here to register.


Volunteers are needed to assist for the 2019 event.  Contact Sherry Cordonnier at

For more information, contact Deanne Figueras at 909-212-6025 or


Thursday, April 4

Golf Tournament

El Macero Country Club, Davis

8:30 a.m.—Registration

10:30 a.m.—Shotgun Start

3:30 p.m.—Cocktail Hour & Silent Auction

5 p.m.—Dinner & Live Auction

Friday, April 5

10 a.m.—Press Conference at UC Davis Medical Center (by invitation)

11 a.m.— CMN Kids Race and Medal Ceremony, UC Davis Medical Center (by invitation)

Saturday, April 6

10 a.m.–5 p.m.—Packet pickup available at Fleet Feet Sacramento (2311 J. Street)

5 p.m.—Credit union carb-loading dinner at Lucca’s Restaurant (1615 J. Street)

Sunday, April 7 (8th & Capitol Mall)

6 a.m.—Volunteer check-in

6:30 a.m.—Packet pickup

7:30 a.m.—Start of Miracle Mile

8:00 a.m.—Start of 5K Run

8:40 a.m.—Start of 10-Mile Run

9:30 a.m.—Awards Ceremony (time is contingent upon 10-mile-run finishers)


To serve as a sponsor, contact Deanne Figueras.

Super Hero:

CO-OP Financial Services


CU Direct

CUNA Mutual Group

FirstTech FCU

Golden 1 CU

Patelco CU

SchoolsFirst FCU

Travis CU


Wescom CU


CU of Southern California

Great Basin FCU

Pacific Service CU

Redwood CU


San Mateo CU


Xceed Financial CU


KeyPoint CU

Kinecta FCU

LBS Financial CU

Sacramento CU

San Diego County CU

Sierra Central CU


Boulder Dam CU

Financial Horizons CU

Heritage Community CU

Inspired Staffing

Lucca’s Restaurant

OE Federal CU

SkyOne FCU



Upward CU


Catalyst Corp FCU

Delta Schools FCU

Desert Valleys FCU

Diablo Valley FCU


Orange County’s CU

Western Healthcare FCU



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