Credit Union SacTown Run Newsletter - April 1, 2019

RACE DAY IS THIS WEEKEND! READ ON FOR THE LATEST NEWS.

Click here to sponsor a runner and help the thousands of kids in need who visit a local CMN Hospital every day!

MEET LOGAN AND LANDON

LOGAN

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“I guess I am a bit of a miracle. Not because of anything I have done, but for things the miracle workers at children’s hospitals have done for me.”

Logan, age 12, was born with complex congenital heart disease, and required multiple open-heart surgeries in his infancy and early childhood to stay alive. Specifically, Logan had a heart defect called double outlet right ventricle, which effectively cuts off the chamber responsible for pumping blood to the body. This leads to a lack of blood circulation, failure to gain weight, swollen extremities, and trouble breathing.

However, thanks to the expertise of surgeons, nurses, and support staff at Children’s Hospital Orange County and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Logan’s heart is now able to pump a healthy supply of oxygen throughout his body. Logan spends his time going on adventures with his friends at school, visiting the mountains near Big Bear Lake, and even emulating Choco (the Children’s Hospital OC’s mascot) by bringing comfort and joy to children currently in the hospital. Logan and his three sisters make blankets, superhero capes, and holiday cards that offer encouragement to kids going through the same challenges that he once experienced.

LANDON

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Landon was born with post urethral valves (PUV), a congenital condition that occurs in 1 in 8,000 baby boys. The valves are tube-like membranes that drain urine and consequently block the passage of urine from the bladder which can cause kidney damage.

Landon had his first surgery at one week old. In his five short years of life, he’s had eight surgeries. The family travels routinely over an hour each way to St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Nevada for treatment such as lab work and surgery.

He also was born with only one working kidney and has subsequently had the non- functioning kidney removed. The doctors and nurses at St. Rose are monitoring his creatinine levels in order to keep him out of kidney failure. Unfortunately, Landon will eventually need a kidney transplant.

INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISING PAGES NOW UP

Runners and non-runners alike can help raise money for your local CMN Hospital! Please set up a team today and start raising funds! Click here to get started. 

SPOTLIGHT ON CREDIT UNION RUNNERS!

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Share your CU SacTown photos on social media at #cusactown!

In this edition of SacTown Update, we’re putting the spotlight on credit union runner Komal Ahmed, senior retail service manager at Kinecta FCU. 

How long have you worked at Kinecta? Four years

How long have you been running? What do you like about it? Running since 1995 when I made the track team. I like feeling healthy.

Any memorable running moments? Running a 10K with my wife.

How and when did you get started being involved with the Credit Union SacTown Run? I got involved three years ago. I love supporting CMN and running, and another team member invited me.

What do you like about participating in the SacTown Run? I love helping and giving back especially when the benefactors are children!

We wish Komal a good race on Sunday! 

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

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CHILDREN'S MIRACLE NETWORK FRIENDSHIP INVITATIONAL—AN IMPORTANT NOTE FROM THE CO-CHAIRS

"Today (On March 28), the golf committee met with El Macero Country Club’s management to finalize the arrangements for our upcoming golf tournament.   Based on their recommendations, course conditions and the weather forecast, we are re-scheduling the 13th Annual Children’s Miracle Network Friendship Invitational to Monday, April 22. The schedule for the day will remain the same.

We sincerely hope your schedule will allow you to participate on April 22 but if not, please consider sending another golfer in your place. We’ll need any changes in foursomes by April 15. We can process refunds if requested but sure hope you’ll continue to support this event! 

Thank you to all our sponsors and golfers!  We hope to see you on April 22 at El Macero!"  Esther Klein and Patsy Van Ouwerkerk, Co-Chairs

DON’T FORGET—T-SHIRT CONTEST! 

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The 2018 T-Shirt Contest Winner: OE FCU  

 

Submit your team photo to Tina Ramos-Ingold at tinar@ccul.org immediately after the race on Sunday, April 7. Voting starts Monday, April 15, with the winner announced on Monday, April 29. Winner will be spotlighted in this electronic newsletter as well as on the Leagues' website and publications.

COURSE MAPS AVAILABLE

Click here for the event’s Start and Finish Festival map showing the locations of the various tents (Elite, Medical, VIP), stage, volunteer check-in, as well as course maps. 

2019 TEAM INFORMATION AND FEES

10-Mile Run: $59; Homemade Half Add-on: $35

5K (3.1 mile) Run: $40; Homemade Half Add-on: $55

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

Click here to register.

For more information, contact Deanne Figueras at 909-212-6025 or deannef@ccul.org.

RACE DAY WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Friday, April 5

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

10:45 a.m.— CMN Kids Race and Medal Ceremony, UC Davis Medical Center (by invitation)

Saturday, April 6

10 a.m.–6 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) (by invitation, email deannef@ccul.org

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

8:50 a.m.—Start of 10-Mile Run

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

 

 

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