2017 Credit Unions Kids at Heart Boston Marathon Team

Merrimack Valley Credit Union is proud to cheer on Carrie Fitzgerald as she runs her heart out today in the Boston Marathon!

Credit Unions Kids at Heart is the credit union community’s favorite public service activity and one of the largest credit union collaborative fundraising programs in the nation.

In 2017, the Credit Unions Kids at Heart Team is continuing to focus its fundraising energy and resources on several pediatric brain research projects, including the search for treatments, therapies, and cures for Moyamoya disease, Sturge-Weber syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and brain tumors.

This important neurological research is used by Children’s hospitals and other care centers from all around the world. Not surprisingly, it is being performed by the scientists at one of the leading pediatric research centers on the planet-and our partner in this endeavor- Boston Children’s Hospital.

The cornerstone of the Credit Unions Kids at Heart fundraising efforts each year is the Boston Marathon, the most prestigious and popular road race of its kind. Although the Boston Marathon is a ‘qualifying time’ race, the Team is able to obtain several of the limited entries awarded for charitable fundraising purposes. Credit Unions Kids at Heart Team runners are individually paired with patient partners who have been treated by Boston Children’s Hospital. Many of the patient partners have extraordinary medical challenges, but they also possess great spirit, faith, and courage. These incredible children, who overcome their own challenges every day, inspire the runners to achieve personal goals they never thought possible. The children are equally inspired by the runners’ relentless training regimen, lasting throughout the long, cold winter months that precede the race. Most runners and patient partners form a special bond that endures well beyond the Marathon event.

Merrimack Valley Credit Union is proud to cheer on Carrie Fitzgerald as she runs her heart out today in the Boston Marathon!

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