Media Release: Marching Miles for Miracle Kids

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04-01-2010 (Dayton, OH) -

Two Wright-Patt Credit Union locations will be part of the Ohio Credit Unions’ 4th Annual Marching Miles for Miracle Kids fundraising event. Marching Miles for Miracle Kids is an annual statewide event to support Children’s Miracle Network and Ohio Children’s Hospitals. To date, Marching Miles has raised over $260,000; this year’s fundraising goal is $100,000 and all funds raised by area marchers will benefit The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton.
Marching Miles participants raise donations through pledges and will make numerous stops in communities from Columbus to Cincinnati as part of a relay-style march. Wright-Patt Credit Union will welcome participants at two of those stops with special “kick-off” events as members depart for the day:

  • Thursday, April 1, 8:30 a.m. – Urbana Member Center, 1868 E US Highway 36
  • Tuesday, April 6, 8:30 a.m.  – WPCU’s Corporate Headquarters, 2455 Executive Park Blvd., Fairborn (walkers will end the day at The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton)

Local government officials, state and national legislators, representatives from the Ohio Credit Union League, and employees of area credit unions have been invited to attend the stops hosted by Wright-Patt Credit Union. Local media and the public are welcome to attend.

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Established in 1932, Wright-Patt Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative proudly serving the Miami Valley with over 187,000 members and $1.7 billion in assets. As a cooperative, Wright-Patt Credit Union joins members together, pooling financial resources to meet the needs of all. The pooled resources provide the capital to run a strong and efficient operation. Wright-Patt Credit Union is headquartered in Fairborn, Ohio, and has 22 Member Centers throughout Southwest Ohio. Wright-Patt Credit Union’s mission is to help people through life by allowing members to achieve a greater degree of economic independence. Visit Wright-Patt Credit Union’s website at for more information.

For more information, contact:
Marketing Communications Department
Phone: 937-641-3666


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